Author Archives: Wendy Newcomer

Kenny Rogers: Against All Odds

Kenny Rogers: Against All Odds

Originally published in the June 27, 2000 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Kenny Rogers is leaning back on a plush, animal-print couch in the living room of his palatial home in Alpharetta, Ga., just outside Atlanta. He’s tanned, fit and smiling. Small wonder. The biggest gamble of his life just paid off with a No.…MORE

Martina McBride Puts Passion Into a New Album “Emotion”

Martina McBride Puts Passion Into a New Album “Emotion”

Originally published in the October 05, 1999 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Martina McBride’s new album is called Emotion. But with the speed of the record’s new single, the only emotion she’s feeling these days is elation. “I’ve never had a single move this fast,” says Martina about “I Love You,” which zoomed into the Top…MORE

Dolly Parton Hungers for Her Musical Roots on New Album, “Hungry Again”

Originally published in the July 28, 1998 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  When Dolly Parton decided to record her new album, Hungry Again, she went back to the basics — her Tennessee mountain home. “This wasn’t something that I needed to do for money,” Dolly says. “This was something I needed to do for me.…MORE

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Rose Colored

Rose Colored

Maggie Rose will drop her new album, Change the Whole Thing, on Sept. 21, with upcoming tour stops in Nashville (Sept. 26) and Atlanta (Sept. 27).