6 ON THE SCENE
Brad does Daytona, Rascal Flatts teams up with the Bieber, and more!
13 ROUND UP
Shania’s newlywed life, the first-ever Reba awards, and other news from Nashville
25 BEHIND THE LYRICS
The stories behind the biggest songs of the year
28 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS
Free iTunes songs from the new artists of the ACM awards
31 STAR STYLE
Celeb fashion and beauty secrets
34 KELLIE’S WEDDING!
Exclusive pix from Kellie Pickler’s romantic New Year’s Day nuptials on an island off Antigua
38 JAY DeMARCUS’ NEW BABY!
The Rascal Flatts guitarist and wife Allison welcome daughter Madeline
42 COUNTRY’S HOTTEST GUY 2011: KEITH URBAN
48 MEN OF THE MOMENT
Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Turner and more guys we love
58 GOD BLESSED TEXAS …
… and all the other states that produced so many of country’s hot guys!
60 SUN, SURF AND SEXY!
Kenny Chesney, Joe Nichols and other men who heat up the season
66 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BRAD PAISLEY
We think he’s totally hot; he swears he’s totally not. Go figure.
68 JUMP-START DINNER WITH SALSA
Fast family meals
72 COOKING WITH TRISHA YEARWOOD
74 RESTAURANT RECIPE
Shoney’s Enchilada Soup
76 DESSERT OF THE MONTH
78 COOKBOOK RECIPE
80 I COUNT MY BLESSINGS …
Sara Evans gives thanks
Look for our next issue, on sale June 3.
ON THE COVER
Photograph by Jeff Lipsky. Groomer: Terri Apanasewicz/Tresemme/Cloutier Remix; Stylist: Wendy Schecter. Insets: (Pickler) Joe Buissink; (McGraw) Tammie Arroyo/AFF; (Shelton) Elle Driver/Retna; (Paisley) Tsuni/Gamma; (Chesney) Mark Davis/Getty Images