People Staff
May 12, 2010 12:00 PM

10 ON THE SCENE

Miranda and Blake celebrate with a kiss, Tim and Faith go Hollywood, the Oscars go country and more

19 ROUND UP

News and fun from around the country universe

27 NASHVILLE STYLE

Stars’ fashion and beauty secrets

30 BEHIND THE LYRICS

Luke Bryan tells the story behind “Rain Is a Good Thing”

32 THE 10 SONGS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Alan Jackson on the music he loves

34 HOT NEW MUSIC FOR FREE!

Get free iTunes songs

36 COVER

Kenny Chesney opens up about taking the year off and listening to his heart

44 SUMMER TOUR PREVIEW!

Behind the scenes with Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley’s best on-the-road pranks, plus an inside look at all your favorite stars in concert this summer

55 JASON ALDEAN THROWS A KARAOKE PARTY!

The singer shares some laughs—and his favorite snacks—at a laid-back get-together for family and friends

60 A FAMILY DINNER WITH TRISHA YEARWOOD

The singer and bestselling cookbook author whips up a family feast with a little help from mom Gwen and sister Beth

66 SPRING INTO STRAWBERRIES!

Five great ways to enjoy the season’s most versatile berry

70 MAKE A FLOWER BOX CAKE!

Create a fun spring dessert with pound cake, cookies and easy-to-make candy flowers

73 RESTAURANT RECIPE

Bonefish Grill’s Saucy Shrimp and Scallops

75 FURNITURE FACE-LIFTS

Bring new life to old dressers and other items with these easy fixes

78 PUZZLES

80 I COUNT MY BLESSINGS…

Miranda Lambert on what she’s thankful for

Look for our next issue on stands June 18!

Staff for this Issue

Executive Editor: Maggie Murphy

Editor: Cynthia Sanz

Associate Editors: Danielle Anderson, Eileen Finan

Design Director: Sara Williams

Director of Photography: Chris Dougherty

Deputy Art Directors: Nicole Cummo, Heath Brockwell

Picture Editor: Christine Ramage

Associate Photo Editor: Jen Lombardo

Contributing Editors: Susan Nash Gilpin (Food), Bethany Lye

Writers: Cheryl Brody, Rennie Dyball, Michelle Tauber, Kay West, Chris Willman

Chief of Reporters: Lisa Kay Greissinger

Reporters: Mary Hart, Gail Nussbaum, Paul Chi, Daniel Levy, Debra Lewis-Boothman, Karen Werling, Joyce Chen

Research: Céline Wojtala (Deputy), David Barbee, Jane Bealer, Stacie Fenster, Margery Frohlinger, Ean Sheehy, Patrick Yang

Copy Chief: Aura Davies

Production Artists: Cynthia Miele, Ilsa Enomoto, Denise Doran

Scanners: Brien Foy, Stephen Pabarue

Imaging: Francis Fitzgerald (Director), Rob Roszkowski, Romeo Cifelli (Managers), Jeffrey Ingledue

Production: Meghan Milkowski, Amy Taup (Associate Production Directors), Aislinn Fahy (Positioning & Makeup Manager), Aaron Knight, Lauren Pilon

Administration: Patricia Hustoo

Style & Entertainment Group: Paul J. Caine (President and Group Publisher), David Geithner (SVP and Group General Manager), Fran Hauser (Group Digital President), Nancy Valentino (VP, Communications & Brand Development), Susan Parkes-Cirignano (VP, Marketing), Lori A. Kyle (Group Production Director), Elissa Fishman (VP, Finance)

Publishing: Jennifer Ogden-Reese (VP, Consumer Marketing, People Group), Karen Kovacs (Associate Publisher, Advertising Sales), Andy Meyerson (Eastern Advertising Director)

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Andrew Southam. Groomer: Erin Smith/Dior Beauty/Celestine Agency. Insets: (Yearwood) Anna Williams; (Aldean) Michael Caulfield/Getty Images. Top Insets (from left): Benkey/AFF; Jon Kopaloff/Filmmagic; Peter Kramer/AP; Jon Kopaloff/Filmmagic

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