May 04, 2011 12:00 PM

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

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