By People Staff
September 10, 2008 12:00 PM

6 ON THE SCENE

Catching up with the stars, from Kenny in concert to Carrie’s new video

15 ROUNDUP

Toby Keith’s new movie, Taylor Swift’s doll and more

24 IN THE STUDIO

Lady Antebellum records a song for the Olympics

27 DOWNLOAD THIS!

Free music from artists like Trisha Yearwood, Randy Owen and the Lost Trailers

32 BEHIND THE LYRICS

Miranda Lambert talks “Gunpowder & Lead”

35 INSIDE SHERYL’S CLOSET

The singer shows off the inspiration for her new clothing line

38 BEAT-THE-HEAT HAIR

Five stay-cool styles for warm weather days

40 COVER: McGRAW LAYS IT OUT

The singer talks about family life, having fun and who’s the boss (Faith!)

46 SARA EVANS’ WEDDING

The star marries her football beau on a farm

50 AT HOME WITH RANDY TRAVIS

Inside the legend’s Santa Fe ranch

57 GRILLING WITH CRAIG MORGAN

The singer shares his barbecue secrets

60 THE NO-COOK PARTY

Easy ideas for no-fuss entertaining

64 COOL DESSERTS

Refreshing, simple to make treats

66 MAKE IT TONIGHT!

Four family-friendly recipes, from time-saving dinners to the secret behind a restaurant favorite

72 UPDATE YOUR HOME FOR FALL

Quick tricks to transform your living space into the perfect autumn haven

74 YOU TELL US

Readers share creative ideas, helpful tips and their funniest stories

78 SECOND LOOK

Picture puzzle

80 I COUNT MY BLESSINGS…

Trace Adkins reveals his top five reasons to be thankful

STAFF FOR THIS ISSUE

Editor: Cynthia Sanz

Senior Editor: Jamie Bufalino

Associate Editors: Eileen Finan, Bethany Lye

Creative Director: Sara Williams

Director of Photography: Chris Dougherty

Deputy Art Director: David Jaenisch

Pictures: Christine Ramage (Editor), Jen Lombardo

Contributors: Michelle Tauber, Joey Bartolomeo, Shelley Akers, Danielle Anderson, Shermakaye Bass, Allison Bonaguro, Holly Carter, Antoinette Y. Coulton, Clarissa Cruz, Katie Dickens, Susan Nash Gilpin, Britta Greene, Wendy Grossman, Jessica Haralson, Joyce Huang, Sarah Jernigan, Marisa Laudadio, Kristen Mascia, Kay S. West, Jennifer Wren

Chief of Reporters: Lisa Kay Greissinger

Reporters: Christina Tapper, Karen Snyder, Melody Wells, Debra Lewis-Boothman, Aileen Wong, Jesse North, Hugh McCarten, Vincent Peterson, Shayla Byrd, Brooke Bizzell Stachyra, Madeleine Desmond, Callie Schweitzer

Research: Robert Britton (Director), Céline Wojtala (Deputy), David Barbee, Jane Bealer, Sal Covarrúbias, Margery Frohlinger, Charles Nelson, Ean Sheehy, Jack Styczynski, Patrick Yang

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ON THE COVER

Photograph by Sam Jones. Insets: Howard Lee Puckett (3). Top insets (from left): Evan Agostini/AP; Frederick Breedon/Wireimage; Mark Davis/Getty; HRC/WENN; Jeff Kravitz/Filmmagic

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