Showstopping Recipes and Riffs from Country’s Biggest Stars

Presented by CMT and the Editors of Southern Living Magazine

Birmingham, AL – For the first time ever, Southern Living and CMT are partnering to celebrate two of America’s favorite things—delicious home-cooked food and country music—in Country Music’s Greatest Eats (May 6, 2014; Oxmoor House; $24.95). Much more than a cookbook, Country Music’s Greatest Eats is a backstage pass to the lives—and kitchens—of 30 of country music’s biggest and brightest stars, including legends like Alan Jackson, Hank Williams, Jr., and Wynonna as well as some of today’s hottest stars like Florida Georgia Line, Gloriana, Miranda Lambert, and The Zac Brown Band.

Music fans and Southern food lovers get a seat at the table with these incredible artists as they share recipes they grew up with, memorable meals enjoyed on the road, and the dishes they love to come home to. With more than 75 recipes, extensive interviews, and personal photos Country Music’s Greatest Eats captures the sizzle and flavor of country music.

“Southern Living is thrilled to collaborate with CMT on this book of personal stories and prized recipes,” said Southern Living Editor in Chief Lindsay Bierman. “Every page captures the taste and spirit of the South, giving consumers exclusive access to the homes, lives, and poignant memories of our their favorite artists."

Highlights include:
•   More than 75 of the artists’ favorite recipes, each passing the rigorous demands of the Southern Living Test Kitchen
•   Interviews with the artists that reveal the best part of the recipe: the story behind it
•   Photographs of the artists and a behind-the-scenes look at featured stars in their homes, in the kitchen, and on tour

With Country Music’s Greatest Eats home cooks everywhere can turn up the music, get into the kitchen, and start cooking along with their favorite country stars.

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About Southern Living
Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel. Reaching more than 16 million consumers each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the United States.

About CMT
Reaching more than 92 million homes, CMT is America’s leading television and entertainment authority on country music. The network and its website,, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts, and series—and are the top resources for country music on demand. CMT’s digital platforms include mobile and video-on-demand programming and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country.

About Tanner Latham
Tanner Latham is an Alabama native and a born storyteller. He traveled the South for a decade—chronicling its people, food, and places—as a travel editor for Southern Living magazine. He has also produced reports, slideshows, and videos for NPR in Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently based in Atlanta, Latham is host and producer of Authentic South, an on-demand, storytelling podcast that explores Southern culture.

Oxmoor House is an imprint of Time Home Entertainment Inc., a Time Inc. company, and publishes books and special edition magazines for Time Inc. brands such as Southern Living, Cooking Light, Health, and Sunset. Oxmoor House publishing partnerships also include Weight Watchers, Gooseberry Patch, and Weber. With more than 300 back-listed titles, it is recognized as one of the leading lifestyle publishers in the country. Oxmoor House books are distributed to the trade by Hachette Book Group and are available wherever books are sold. More information is available at

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Erin Clinton, Southern Living


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