Country singer and Tennessee native (he’s from Kingston Springs) Craig Morgan has churned out some unforgettable hits including “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sundays,”and the summer anthem “Redneck Yacht Club.”
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Southerners have a way with words. Take Atlantan Emily Giffin who has penned a slew of international best-sellers. Her sharp, conversational writing brings to life multifaceted heroines sifting through matters of the heart.
What’s the future of Southern cooking? For Sean Brock, it’s already written, published in books that are more than a century old (and in some cases, two). The James-Beard Award winning Chef at Charleston’s Husk and McCrady’s, lauded for his preservation and reinvention of Southern foods, says he is “obsessed” with vintage cookbooks.
Southerners have style. And no one makes that more apparent than native son Billy Reid, the reigning CFDA menswear designer of the year. (Heads-up: That’s the fashion equivalent to best actor at the Oscars. So, yes, it’s kind of a big deal.)
Arkansas interior designer Tobi Fairley has a serious flair for the fabulous. Tobi’s signature look infuses classic Southern style with bright colors and graphic pattern. That stellar aesthetic has launched a fittingly fab product line, Tobi Fairley Home, complete with fabric, pillows and lighting and has also made her one of the most sought designers in the coutnry.
A great meal starts with the tools. Here, 10 of the South’s best chefs share the kitchen gadget they can’t cook without.