Paper Napkin Interview

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Dishing with “Miss Kay”

HOMETOWN: West Monroe, Louisiana OCCUPATION: Mother, Star of Duck Dynasty WHAT’S ON HER PLATE: Taping the next season of Duck Dynasty; The release of her cookbook, Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen; and the Robertson family’s new Christmas album, Duck the Halls, with performances by Luke Bryan and George Strait

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Dishing with Wendell Pierce

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Occupation: Actor What’s on his plate: Reprising his Role as Trombonist Antoine Batiste in the Final Season of Treme (Premieres December 1 on HBO). Also, Starring in The Michael J. Fox Show on NBC and Cofounding Sterling Farms, a Grocery Chain Bringing Fresh, Affordable food to New Orleans.

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Dishing with Sheryl Crow

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter/Musician Hometown: Kennett, Missouri What’s on her plate: The recent release of her first country album Feels Like Home, which includes the hit single “Easy”

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Dishing with Bellamy Young

Hometown: Asheville, NC Occupation: Actress What’s on her plate: Reprising her role as steely first lady Mellie Grant on the third season of the television hit Scandal. Premiers October 3 at 10 P.M. EST on ABC Being a Southern woman is a privileged tradition. It’s something that people see in you well before they hear you speak or taste your cooking. It’s […]

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Dishing with Patty Griffin

Home Base: Austin Occupation: Singer/Songwriter What’s on her Plate: Her new acoustic album, American Kid  I was a late bloomer in music industry terms. I released my first album, Living with Ghosts, in 1996 when I was 32 years old. In the big pop world there’s a pretty narrow window to get going on a major label—and I missed it. That closed some doors right off the bat. But it also […]

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Dishing with Condoleezza Rice

Hometown: Birmingham Occupation: Professor at Stanford University/Former U.S. Secretary of State What’s on her Plate: Her recent induction into Augusta National Golf Club. Also, serving as the honorary chairwoman for the Birmingham Civil Rights Commemoration in September.

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Luke Bryan’s Southern Roots

Hometown: Leesburg, GA Occupation: Singer/Songwriter What’s on his Plate: The March 5 release of his album Here to Party, along with Spring Break performances, March 12-13, in Panama City Beach, Florida

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Emmylou Harris’ Nashville Love Story

Home Base: Nashville Occupation: Singer/Musician What’s on her Plate: The February 26 release of her new album Old Yellow Moon, a duet album with longtime collaborator Rodney Crowell

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Darius Rucker’s Charleston Roots

Home Base: Charleston, SC Occupation: Singer/Songwriter What’s on his Plate: The June release of his album True Believers New Year’s Resolution: To get in better shape. “This year I really mean it!”

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Jimmy Carter’s Southern Christmas

Home Base: Plains, Georgia Occupation: 39th President of the United States; Global humanitarian On His Plate: The annual Habitat for Humanity Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter work project in Léogâne, Haiti

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