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Kitty Wells shocked the country music scene when she first sang about honky tonks and cheating husbands 60 years ago, but it propelled her to stardom and blazed a path for the strong female voices that followed.

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Country music legend Loretta Lynn has pneumoniaupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 21:07:00

Country music legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized with pneumonia, according to the Ashland, Kentucky, theater where she was scheduled to perform Saturday night.

Five must-see sights in Nashvilleupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 08:50:00

Explore Nashville, Tennessee, at five of Southern Living's favorite spots for live music, local produce and more.

Country pioneer Charlie Louvin dead at 83updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 18:17:00

Country music pioneer Charlie Louvin, whose duets with brother Ira swung from murder ballads to earnest warnings about Satan and the atomic bomb, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer, his manager said. He was 83.

People.com: Charlie Louvin Diesupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 15:55:00

The country star, who died of cancer in his Tennessee home, was 83

Country music legend, sausage pitchman Jimmy Dean diesupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 12:22:00

Country music artist and sausage entrepreneur Jimmy Dean died at his home in Varina, Virginia, Sunday evening, police said. He was 81.

Jimmy Dean: 'I believe in me'updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 12:22:00

Country music legend Jimmy Dean speaks about his autobiography, his mother and his wife in late 2004.

Flood relief telethonupdated: Fri May 07 2010 16:44:00

Nashville artists unite to raise money for flood victims.

Chefs rally to help Nashville after floodupdated: Fri May 07 2010 16:44:00

Nashville chefs have cooked up plans to keep rescue workers fed and farmers in business and to whet the appetites of tourists to return once floodwaters subside.

Country stars to help rebuild Music Cityupdated: Wed May 05 2010 17:01:00

As Nashville bails out from catastrophic flooding, the country music community will be leading the charge to rebuild Music City.

Keith Urban's high-water woesupdated: Wed May 05 2010 17:01:00

Country music superstar Keith Urban tells CNN's Rick Sanchez what he's lost in the flood that swamped Nashville.

People.com: Nashville Floods Claim Grand Ole Opry Houseupdated: Wed May 05 2010 16:11:00

"I've probably lost all of my road equipment, and all my guitars, and amp and everything," says Keith Urban

People.com: Barbara Mandrell: New Country Music Hall of Famerupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 16:34:00

Roy Clark and harmonica player Charlie McCoy also join Mandrell in being honored

People.com: Brad Paisley, George Strait Lead CMA Nominationsupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 07:54:00

Brad Paisley and George Strait led the Country Music Association Awards nominations with five nods each, it was announced Thursday.

Country legend, career left for dead, rises againupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 03:37:00

Porter Wagoner looks right at home in the marble lobby of Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel. He wears a dark Western suit and tie and holds a shiny black cane. The glare from the crystal chandelier reflects off his eyeglasses as he tilts his head back, trying to remember the last time he played Madison Square Garden.

Laura Cantrell, Musicianupdated: Mon Jul 19 2004 06:03:00

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