8 ON THE SCENE
Brad learns how to get to Sesame Street; Dierks makes waves with a dolphin and more!
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.
Kimberly Perry’s style secrets; and the trick to getting bangs like Carrie Underwood‘s
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
LOOK FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE, ON SALE MARCH 30!
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