Bake and Listen: Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” White Chocolate Bark

Carrie Underwood’s newest single is as addicting as anything she’s singing about in the tune. So much so, we’ve even been compelled to take a “long drag,” but to save ourselves, we developed a recipe. What’s better than a cigarette? Chocolate. White chocolate to be exact, with a little fall flair. This bark is amazing. … Read more

Eat & Listen: Little Big Town’s ‘Pain Killer’

Little Big Town’s Pain Killer is one of my favorite country albums of last year. The foursome has such a distinctive sound, and it really shines through on the collection of songs they released. Pain Killer offers up big-time hits like “Girl Crush” and “Day Drinking,” but also poignant and reflective tunes that are perfect for pairing … Read more

Eat and Listen: Brantley Gilbert

If you love country music, but you also love rock, then you’ve heard of Brantley Gilbert. His unique sound and deep Southern vibe set him apart from the crowd. Oh, and also, there’s his signature hat. Yeah, you know the one I’m talking about. So with all this in mind, I came up with a … Read more

Eat & Listen: Blake Shelton

Who doesn’t love a Blake Shelton album? I assume if you’re reading this right now, you do – and if you don’t, what are you even doing here? A Blake album to me is an old standard – something that you can go back to and enjoy again and again. So, I tried to relate … Read more

Eat and Listen: Sam Hunt

This former University of Alabama at Birmingham quarterback knows a thing or two about music.  Sam Hunt helped write Kenny Chesney’s hit “Come Over” and Keith Urban’s latest hit “Cop Car.” Now he’s singing his own song “Leave the Night On” about staying up all night, and that gives me the munchies.  It must do … Read more

Eat and Listen: Sweet Potato Pie (and I Shut My Mouth)

Alabama’s song, “Song of the South,” speaks to the hard times Americans faced in the times of the depression and even in the not so distant past. So, what does any card-carrying Southerner do when they are feeling down and out? They eat, of course.  Sweet potatoes at one time were a seasonal crop, but … Read more

Bake and Listen: Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton is really comforting to me. For instance, when I heard “Neon Light” for the first time, I felt like I had heard the song before, because Shelton has such a distinctive style that takes me back to his first releases. Although the music is still fresh, it still has that classic Shelton twang. … Read more

Eat and Listen: Florida Georgia Line

You can’t turn on country radio without hearing the sweet sounds of the duo Florida Georgia Line. They have the perfect crusin’ music and they really capture the sound of summer. When “Cruise” first hit the radio, I downloaded and played it over and over again with the windows down, so everyone in my neighborhood … Read more