11/01/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT
For her new book My Country, award-winning photographer Melanie Dunea snapped and interviewed 50 of Nashville's brightest stars.
Martina McBride at Radio City Music Hall, N.Y.C.
Kenny Chesney at his home on St. John, Virgin Islands.
GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE, NASHVILLE
"Being a country music singer has been in my mind ever since I was a little girl singing in my mom's car."