October 19, 2011 12:00 PM

1 | Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley

The Paisleys filled their 6,500-sq.-ft. log cabin retreat in Franklin, Tenn., with unique touches like blue cabinets (Kimberly’s idea) and tree branches under the kitchen island countertop. “The branches were from our backyard,” says Kimberly. “This house with the smell of pancakes, bacon, coffee and a fire in the fireplace, it’s the best thing in the world.”

2 | Joe Don Rooney & Tiffany Fallon

The Rascal Flatts singer and his wife encourage healthy eating for 3-year-old son Jagger (in ’09) in their “un-Nashville” Nashville home. “He loves fruit, broccoli, leftovers,” says Fallon-even if Mom and Dad admit that their kitchen skills could use some sharpening. “There’s not a lot of cooking that goes on in this house, I’m gonna be honest with you!” says Fallon. “The microwave gets used a lot.”

3 | Kenny Chesney

At his former clifftop estate in Malibu, Chesney favored mixing drinks (house specialty: Malibu Rum and Red Bull Sugarfree) over fixing dinner. But the sports fanatic did make sure a TV was in view from every room, kitchen included.

4 | Reba

“My speciality is a big pot of hamburger, beans and vegetables,” Reba said in ’09. “And then I make a big pan of cornbread and maybe some fried potatoes.” Still, she confessed of herself and husband Narvel, “neither of us are big cooks.”

5 | Martina McBride

What’s the feature the singer loves most in her bright kitchen? “I have two dishwashers, and that really comes in handy!” says McBride, who also designed a custom pantry to hold her vintage dishes. “Taking the time to make a meal,” she said “is a gift you give to people you care about.”

6 | Vince Gill & Amy Grant

The couple host their combined five children at Christmastime, but Grant’s tendency to leave on appliances-irons, stoves, faucets-has earned her the nickname “Absentminded Professor,” Gill has said. “I just follow her around the house with the fire extinguisher, putting out the flames.”

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