The new issue of People Country is on newsstands, with Toby Keith grinning on the cover. Inside the star gives a tour of his 160-acre Oklahoma ranch Dream Walkin’ Farms. He and wife of 27 years, Tricia, have spent 12 years creating their dream home which includes an 8,900-sq.-ft. main house, stocked pond, eight-car two-story garage and racquetball court.
Also inside—the scoop on Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s engagement party at publicist Kathy Best’s Front Porch Farms outside Nashville. Among the guests were Trace Adkins, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Martina McBride who all took turns at the karaoke mic. Lambert tells People, “Our favorite presents were matching flasks and matching shotguns (gifts from their agents). We were outside the city limits, so we went right out of the tent and tried them out—it’s a real shotgun wedding!”
Kenny Chesney wrote an article for the issue recalling his two years playing high school football and how making the team helped shape the man he is today.
The September issue also features a behind-the-scenes look at Trace Adkins’ lakeside home, Kix Brooks’ tree-house, Emily West’s decorating secrets, new photos from Carrie Underwood’s wedding, and details on Kellie Pickler’s engagement to songwriter Kyle Jacobs.
Plus, fans can get free downloads of songs from artists like Chuck Wicks, Bo Bice, Justin Moore, Miss Willie Brown, Randy Montana and more at www.people.com/free.