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Nov 28

Thomas Rhett Gives Thanks for His Wife’s Support

Thomas Rhett Gives Thanks for His Wife's Support

Thomas Rhett photo courtesy of Big Machine Label Group.

It’s been a banner year for Thomas Rhett. He scored several hit songs as a songwriter, topped the charts as an artist with “It Goes Like This” and spent several months as a special guest on Jason Aldean’s Night Train Tour. Despite all of his success, his wife Lauren is what Thomas is most thankful for this Thanksgiving.

“I don’t know what I would do without a constant support system,” he said.  “Somebody that can deal with me being on the road as much as I am and still have somebody to call at one or two in the morning when I’m done doing all this stuff who will gladly answer. [She] might not be in the best mood, but at least she’s there. That’s one of the biggest reasons that I can perform well every night.” Continue Reading


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Nov 28

Justin Moore Is Thankful His Career Took So Long

Justin Moore Is Thankful His Career Took So Long

Justin Moore photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.

With four No. 1 hits and a successful headlining tour, not to mention his wife and two daughters, Justin Moore has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This year though, he is thankful for something he didn’t understand, nor like, early in his career.

“I heard Kenny Chesney in an interview a long time ago, before I even got into this business, say that he had the luxury of not happening overnight,” he said. “And at the time I’m going, ‘What in the heck is he talking about? That’d be great.’”

Years later, with a career that has built slowly but steadily, Justin gets what Kenny was talking about back then. “We haven’t happened overnight and it’s been gradual, and even with all the success we’ve had, we’ve kind of flown under the radar,” he said. “At times it was frustrating and at times it still is.  But it’s been a blessing because I’ve learned how to handle all of this.” Continue Reading


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Nov 28

Trisha Yearwood Shares Thanksgiving Plans, Favorite Recipes & Family Traditions

Trisha Yearwood Shares Thanksgiving Plans, Favorite Recipes & Family Traditions

Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood might be spending Thanksgiving in her new home state of Oklahoma with husband Garth Brooks and their children, but she plans to keep her Georgia family traditions alive and well, she told Tulsa Today“I would say, I feel like an adopted daughter of Oklahoma,” she said. “Everybody has been so incredibly nice to me. I am always going to be a Georgia girl, but I feel like an honorary Oklahoman.”

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The fourth season of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Trisha’s Food Network cooking show, premiered this fall. For her Thanksgiving episode, she featured a recipe of her cousin’s that is a variation on turkey and dressing and served as a casserole. Her sister came to Trisha’s home to film the episode, allowing them to have an early Thanksgiving celebration. Continue Reading


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Nov 27

Tim McGraw: Diets Are Off On Thanksgiving

Tim McGraw: Diets Are Off On Thanksgiving

Tim McGraw photo courtesy of The Green Room.

Tim McGraw is in great shape these days, thanks to a regular workout routine and healthy eating habits. But when Thanksgiving rolls around, all bets – and diets – are off, thanks in large part to wife Faith Hill.

“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite meals of the year so I’m not going to skip out on anything,” says Tim. “My wife cooks a great Thanksgiving dinner and we have the traditional turkey and cornbread dressing and all the vegetables that are grown in our parents’ garden. We don’t miss out on anything at Thanksgiving.”  Continue Reading


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Nov 26

Farm Kings Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Lisa’s Next-Day Casserole

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe from Lisa King
The Farm Kings matriarch Lisa King shared her Thanksgiving leftovers recipe secret…
No matter how big your family gets, having leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner is inevitable. You cook so much food for Thanksgiving because you want to be sure that no one you love leaves the table hungry. The next day, however, your refrigerator is overflowing with Tupperware containers and Ziploc bags stuffed with leftovers.

Rather than simply reheat each dish individually, transform your leftovers into a delicious casserole with this quick and easy recipe. Continue Reading


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Nov 26

Charles Kelley, Kip Moore & Josh Turner’s Thanksgiving Plans

Charles Kelley, Kip Moore & Josh Turner's Thanksgiving Plans

Kip Moore photo by Stephen Shepherd, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Country stars spend a lot of time on the road, crisscrossing the country playing their music for fans. When the holidays roll around, many of them have the opportunity to take a few days off and enjoy downtime with family and friends. For Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, he heads to Georgia for a big family gathering.

“Thanksgiving is a really big holiday for my family,” he said. “We always have about 60 of our closest family and friends up in the North Georgia mountains for a yearly, big Thanksgiving extravaganza. We have about everything under the sun to eat, and I usually have an eating contest with my brothers.”

Kip Moore also heads home to Georgia for Thanksgiving, where he uses the holiday as an excuse to talk about something besides himself. “I have five brothers and sisters and it’s a blast to go home and just catch up on their lives,” he said. “I get so wrapped up in all this that I lose touch sometimes and it’s cool to hear everything going on with them.” Continue Reading


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Nov 26

Keith Urban, Darius Rucker & More Stars Give Thanks

Keith Urban, Darius Rucker & More Stars Give Thanks

Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for those people and things that matter most. Several of your favorite country stars are sharing what they’re most thankful for this year and their answers have a common theme – family. For Keith Urban, he is grateful for his wife Nicole Kidman and their two young daughters and in turn, their influence on his career.

“[I'm] thankful that my marriage is life-giving, not just life-changing,” he said. “It’s been life-giving for me. And from there, we created life, and that’s just beautiful, absolutely beautiful. And the effect that all of that has had in my work, has given life to it too, given it a sense of purpose and really deepened the experience for me.”

Darius Rucker doesn’t care where he is for Thanksgiving, so long as he’s with loved ones. “The main thing I’m thankful for is my family, there’s no doubt about that,” he said. “Thanksgiving is about family for us. If we’re in Jersey, getting together with family. If we’re in Charleston, getting together with family and just cooking and eating. Sitting around and talking and remembering and being thankful for where we are. We’re all still alive.” Continue Reading


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Nov 25

Country Stars Reveal Their Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Country Stars Reveal Their Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

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.” Continue Reading


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Nov 23

Tracy Lawrence To Hold 8th Annual “Mission Possible” Turkey Fry

Tracy Lawrence

Tracy Lawrence photo courtesy of Rocky Comfort Records.

With Thanksgiving just days away, Tracy Lawrence is set to host his 8th Annual “Mission Possible” Turkey Fry on Tuesday, November 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission. Launched in 2006, the Turkey Fry has brought in close to 6,500 turkeys and provided more than 40,000 meals to help the Nashville Rescue Mission feed the homeless in Middle Tennessee.

“The Nashville Rescue Mission is a blessing to our community,” Tracy said. “Each year I am humbled by the outpouring of support from friends who give their time to be part of the Turkey Fry. This special day allows us the opportunity to help raise awareness of the great services the Mission provides every day to the homeless and those in need.” Continue Reading


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Nov 21

Josh Turner, Charles Kelley & Kelleigh Bannen Reveal Their Thanksiving Plans

Josh Turner

Josh Turner photo by George Holz, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.

Country stars spend most of the year on the road, crisscrossing the country and bringing their music to their fans. When the holidays roll around, many of them have an opportunity to slow down and enjoy some time with their family. Josh Turner plans to spend a lot of time outside this holiday season.

“When it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s a great time to go hunting, especially in South Carolina,” he said. “That’s when the temperatures are starting to drop and the conditions are getting right, and especially in November, kind of the tail end of the rut, as far as deer season. It’s a good time to get in the deer stand whether you kill anything or not, it’s just a great time to just get away from everything and get away from the noise and the lights and the diesel fumes and just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.” Continue Reading


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