Food takes center stage on Thanksgiving and like us, country stars have their favorite dishes. For Alan Jackson, he reaches for a family favorite – which also happens to be a family recipe.
“My favorite Thanksgiving dish would be the homemade, cornbread-based kind of dressing that we always have with turkey,” he said. “That recipe is a combination of my mama, and Denise has taken it and perfected it over the years, so that me and my children really enjoy it.”
As for Dierks Bentley, no Thanksgiving meal is complete without turkey. “Thanksgiving is not possible without a turkey,” he said. “My dad’s always been the one to cook and carve it, but in years here recently, I’ve been taking over those duties. Big responsibility.”
Dierks and his family go the traditional route of roasting the turkey in the oven but a few years ago, they decided to drop the bird into a deep fryer. Deep fried turkey earned the Dierks Bentley stamp of approval, but he’s happy to eat turkey any way it’s served.
“You really can’t cook a turkey wrong,” he said. “I’m gonna eat it any way, and I have over the years. Trust me, I’ve played a lot of county and state fairs, where I’ve seen gigantic turkey legs. I’ve had the flat meat. I’ve done turkey every way you could do it. I’m pretty good any way you want to cook it up, but you’ve got to have a turkey for Thanksgiving.”
As for Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, she’s all about her grandmother’s signature dish. “My favorite Thanksgiving food would have to be my grandmother’s sweet potato casserole,” she said. “There’s just something she puts in it — probably all the love – that makes it better than anything I’ve ever tasted.”