4 ON THE SCENE
Garth leads an all-star salute to Loretta Lynn, the Opry comes home, and Keith and Vince salute the Hall of Fame
13 ROUND UP
Blake Shelton reflects on his big year, Luke Bryan and Joe Don Rooney welcome new babies, and more
22 BEHIND THE LYRICS!
Eric Church on the inspiration for “Smoke a Little Smoke”
24 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS!
A holiday playlist from Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, and more!
27 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Taylor Swift, Faith Hill and other stars on what they hope to give and get for Christmas
30 INSIDE NAOMI JUDD’S CLOSET!
The singer shares her style secrets
37 COVER: THE BEST OF COUNTRY 2010
Reba, Brad, Taylor, Keith, Lady A, Miranda and Dierks celebrate the year that was
52 THE BIGGEST STORIES OF 2010
Carrie gets married, Tim and Gwyneth make a movie, Wynonna loses 55 lbs., and more!
62 DON’T TOSS THAT TURKEY!
Must-have recipes for leftover turkey
66 CHRISTMAS WITH TRISHA YEARWOOD
The singer shares her holiday recipes
70 RESTAURANT RECIPE
Fleming’s Steakhouse potatoes
72 DESSERT OF THE MONTH
Candy Cane Cupcakes
74 COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH
The Bad Santa
76 MAKE IT THIS WEEKEND!
Create personalized gifts with rub-on vinyl lettering
79 SECOND LOOK
80 I COUNT MY BLESSINGS…
Jason Aldean on what he’s thankful for
Look for our next issue on stands April 1, 2011!
ON THE COVER
Photograph by Brian Doben. Hair & Makeup: Brett Freedman/Celestine Agency; Stylist: Terry Ann Gordon. (Insets) from left: Kyle Rover/Startraks; Peter Kramer/AP; (Top insets) from left: Jon Kopaloff/Filmmagic; Jordan Strauss/Wireimage; Kathy Hutchins/Hutchins; Tsuni/Gamma