By People Staff
December 16, 2009 12:00 PM

“I went a long time without having a fan club. I just never felt comfortable with the concept. But this year I started the Lee Ann Womack Country Music Appreciation Society & Social Club, and I’m having so much fun. I can communicate with folks. In fact, I’m on there all the time, it’s getting a little obsessive!”

–LEE ANN WOMACK

“I’m thankful for my friendship with Kellie Pickler. The Taylor Swift Fearless tour brought us together, and we have gotten close over the past months with many bus sleepovers, girls’ nights out and a special shopping trip to N.Y.C. I look up to Kellie and turn to her for career and life advice. But most of all, we have fun! I’m so glad to have her in my life!”

–GLORIANA’S RACHEL REINERT

“Bud Light, Willie, Waylon and the boys and Tom Petty–in no particular order. I like cold beer and good music, and they can be enjoyed year-round or daily, depending on your job–my job makes me available for good times year-round.”

–JACK INGRAM

“I’m thankful to the troops’ families. I know how hard it is to be away from the people you love. They’re gone 15 months at a time. I can’t imagine that. I’m grateful for the sacrifice and strength of their families.”

–DIERKS BENTLEY

“My wife, my kids, sleep, TiVo, The King of Queens reruns, guitar capos, my wife in high heels, BBQ Fritos with homemade chili, our troops, Keurig coffeemakers, saline sinus rinse, Zyrtec, Harley-Davidson Softails, health, hot tubs, vodka and when my wife gets in the hot tub with nothing on but a ponytail holder.”

–RODNEY ATKINS

“I’m thankful for the two tiny pink rain boots that sit at my back door.”

–LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN, WITH DAISY PEARL

OTHER NOTES OF APPRECIATION…

“It’s the holidays…. I am thankful for the resurgence of the pumpkin spice latte.”

–SUGARLAND’S KRISTIAN BUSH

“My wife babies me pretty good. I’m thankful for all the home-cooked meals I get when I get off the road.”

–LADY ANTEBELLUM’S CHARLES KELLEY

“I’m grateful that the people I work with are some of my closest friends. Charles and I go back to middle school!”

–LADY ANTEBELLUM’S DAVE HAYWOOD

“My children and the joy and peace they bring me. When I look into my two daughters’ eyes, I feel like the luckiest man alive.”

–PHIL VASSAR

“iChat. You feel so much closer to someone when you can see them. I use it with my wife and kids–it’s better than a phone.”

–DARIUS RUCKER

“I’m thankful for the time I got to spend with our service members. You are awed and humbled by the character of these young men and women. I walk away going, ‘God, I’m a loser!’ ”

–TRACE ADKINS

“I’m thankful I’m a mommy, because it’s the most important job in the world!”

–GRETCHEN WILSON

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