First Time Stories

Ronnie Milsap Remembers His First Time
Ronnie Milsap's track record speaks loud and clear with 40 No 1. hits, over 25 million records sold, seven Grammy Awards and countless other accolades. His impact on country music in the '70s, '80s and '90s include crossover hits such as 'It Was Almost Like a Song,' &ap…
Darryl Worley Remembers His First Time
Darryl Worley's most recent single, 'Sounds Like Life to Me,' joins his list of hits including the No. 1's 'I Miss My Friend,' 'Have You Forgotten' and 'Awful Beautiful Life.' The son of a Methodist minister, Darryl was used to bowing his head to pra…
Jimmy Wayne Remembers His First Time
Jimmy Wayne released his self-titled debut album in 2003, with its first single, 'Stay Gone,' reaching the Top Ten on the Billboard country charts. The tune was inspired by the singer's sister, Patricia, who explained her marital troubles to Jimmy by saying she wished her husband woul…
Trace Adkins Remembers His First Time
Trace Adkins left the oil fields in Louisiana and moved to Nashville in 1992 at the tender age of 30. After playing honky tonk bars in the early '90s, he finally got a record deal. By 1996, he hit the ground running with his first single 'There's a Girl in Texas...
Tracy Lawrence Remembers His First Time
Tracy Lawrence's 1991 debut album, 'Sticks and Stones,' produced his first charting single and first No. 1 hit with the title track. Since that time, the singer has placed more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, with eight of them climbing to No...
Chris Young Remembers His First Time
Chris Young recently hit No 1 with 'Getting' You Home (The Black Dress Song),' but the first single the 2006 'Nashville Star' winner released was 'Drinkin' Me Lonely,' a tune which peaked at No. 42 on the country chart. Where was the Tennessee native the first…
Vince Gill Remembers His First Time
Vince Gill began his career as a solo artist in 1983. In 1989, he recorded his breakthrough hit, 'When I Call Your Name,' which became a No. 1, multi-award-winner in 1990.
So, before the awards began piling up, when nobody knew his name, where was the talented tunesmith and guitar-picker wh…
Bill Anderson Remembers His First Time
Bill Anderson is in his sixth decade as one of country music's most highly-regarded songwriters. So where was "Whisperin' Bill" when he first heard one of his songs on the radio?
"I was in college at the University of Georgia," the Country Music Hall of F…
Billy Ray Cyrus Remembers His First Time
In country music, Billy Ray Cyrus is best known for his smash single 'Achy Breaky Heart.' But in the homes of millions of young TV viewers, he's Robby Ray Stewart, dad to daughter Miley Cyrus, a/k/a Hannah Montana on the wildly popular Disney series...