Hank Cochranpassed away in 2010 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Now, Cochran's family is launching the Pen Fund, in partnership with the Nashville-based Nikki Mitchell Foundation, to work with songwriters battling pancreatic cancer and advocate for awareness, detection and treatment of the disease.
Dolly Parton's influence on country music is legendary. Songs like "Islands in the Stream," "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene" will forever be played and loved, and no one can think about country music without picturing the buxom blonde and Country Music Hall of Famer.
Dolly Parton is larger than life. She's a superstar through and through, with a radiant personality, flashy style and penchant for always looking camera ready -- and her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, is the exact opposite.
Twenty-one years ago today (May 27, 1994), the Eagles reunited for the first time in 14 years to kick off their Hell Freezes Over Tour at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. -- and it was at least partly thanks to one of country music's biggest stars.
Thirteen years ago today (May 25, 2002), Alan Jackson rode to the top of the charts with his single "Drive (for Daddy Gene)." But while the singer was quite used to the No. 1 slot -- the single marked his 20th time hitting the top of the charts -- this particular song was perhaps one of the most significant of his career.
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