Paper Napkin Interview

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Dishing with Hunter Hayes

Beloved Southern crooner, Hunter Hayes, is set to hit the road to promote his anticipated sophomore record, Storyline, which drops today. Hunter plans to conquer the live stage by playing 10 shows across six different states within a 24-hour time span. 

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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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