Country music goes with some good home cooking, so it’s no surprise that some of the genre’s biggest stars are working hard in the kitchen. From gourmet to traditional, here’s a list of five country singers you wish you could dine with.
It’s no surprise that Mrs. Garth Brooks can make some grub. Not only is she the host of the Food Network’s “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” she’s written multiple cookbooks. In 2008, she released her first collection of recipes with her mom and sister entitled “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen.” In 2010, Trisha, her mom and her sister released their second cookbook, “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood,” which included a foreword by the songstress’ biggest fan, her husband.
Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman
Oh, Gussie! When she isn’t rocking the country as one fourth of Little Big Town, Kimberly Schlapman is whipping up simple country favorites. She hosts her own cooking show on GAC entitled “Simply Southern,” in which she invites fellow country singers to cook with her each episode. In 2015, she released her first cookbook, “Oh Gussie! Kimberly’s Southern Kitchen.”
He may be known for his Southern Ground Food and Music Festival, which pairs food from the world’s best chefs with music from the country’s top performers, but the Zac Brown Band frontman knows his way around a kitchen. Before the band made it big, Zac owned his own restaurant in Georgia appropriately named Zac’s Place, where he spent a lot of his time in the kitchen. And in 2009 he shared his secrets in the “Southern Ground Cook Book.”
As a mother of three, Martina McBride has spent her share of time in the kitchen. She also knows how to throw a dinner party. In 2014, she married those two skills to write “Around the Table,” a cookbook that wasn’t just limited to recipes. Instead, Martina shared not only what she likes to serve about ideas for themed parties and practical menu planning.
Memories are made in the kitchen and no one knows that better than the Coal Miner’s Daughter. Loretta Lynn began writing down her recipes for her children and grandchildren to have, when the idea to release them to the public came about. “You’re Cookin’ It Country” was released in 2004 and included not only the singer-songwriter’s beloved meal but her favorite memories from the kitchen.