December 14, 2011 12:00 PM

8 ON THE SCENE

Brad learns how to get to Sesame Street; Dierks makes waves with a dolphin and more!

17 ROUNDUP

Vince Gill unveils his first CD in five years, Randy Houser ties the knot, and stars donate hats, boots and more for a good cause

28 MADE IN AMERICA!

Check out 40 great holiday gifts, all made in the U.S.A.

35 STYLE

Kimberly Perry’s style secrets; and the trick to getting bangs like Carrie Underwood‘s

39 MUSIC

Miranda Lambert shares her musical milestones

40 BEHIND THE LYRICS

The story behind Dierks Bentley’s “Home”

42 FREE HOLIDAY MUSIC!

I COUNT MY BLESSINGS Stars reflect on what they’re thankful for

44 Faith Hill

50 Jason Aldean

52 Taylor Swift

54 Kellie Pickler, Craig Campbell, Craig Morgan and Vince Gill

55 Scotty McCreery

56 Ashton Shepherd

58 Brad Paisley

60 Montgomery Gentry

61 Joe Nichols, Darius Rucker, Randy Travis and Ronnie Dunn

62 Jay and Allison DeMarcus

63 “Big Vinny” Hickerson

64 Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

65 Keith Urban

66 Rodney Atkins

68 Sarah Darling, Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson

71 HOLIDAY DESSERTS Cakes and pies from Nashville’s famed Loveless Cafe

79 COOKING WITH TRISHA YEARWOOD No baste, no bother Thanksgiving turkey

82 HOLIDAY COCKTAILS! Seasonal favorites from the Palm in Nashville

84 A BLAST FROM CHRISTMAS PAST! Stars share childhood pics

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ON THE COVER

Photograph by Andrew Macpherson. Hair: Danilo for Pantene/The Wall Group; Makeup: Francesca Tolot using Chanel/Cloutier Remix; Stylist: Petra Flannery/Margaret Maldonado. (Insets) Clockwise from top left: Scott Kirkland/Globe; George Shepherd/Admedia; Gisele R-Sunny Bak/Splash News; Cliff Lipson/CBS/Landov; Courtesy Kenny Chesney

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