Country Artists Working Hard and Enjoying Family This Thanksgiving Weekend

Some country artists have more on their to-do lists than basting turkeys, making casseroles, and watching football this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. These artists will be busy performing and making appearances in Nashville and/or on national television. Meanwhile, others are taking full advantage of the downtime to indulge in some homemade cooking or trips to the beach.

• Lucy Hale, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor, Dan+Shay will all take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which airs at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) on NBC.

• Lee Ann Womack will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” prior to the Dallas Cowboys game against the Philadelphia Eagles inside AT&T Stadium. The game will begin airing at 3:30 ET on FOX on Thanksgiving Day.

Kimberly Schlapman is encouraging Tweets to feed the hungry this holiday.

Kimberly Schlapman is encouraging Tweets to feed the hungry this holiday.

Miranda Lambert's Thanksgiving must-haves.

Miranda Lambert’s Thanksgiving must-haves.

• Miranda Lambert is cooking for her crew this Thanksgiving. The star posted this pic on Facebook this afternoon. She recently celebrated the opening of Redemption Ranch, a no kill animal shelter in Tishomingo, OK and 12 animals were soon adopted.

• Sam Hunt is headed to Tallahassee, FL to perform at the Friday Night Block Party, the official tailgate event for Seminole fans before home football games.

• Kip Moore is touring this weekend, playing Friday in Detroit and Saturday in Cleveland.

• Carrie Underwood is hosting Thanksgiving dinner at her house with friends. Hubby Mike Fisher will be playing for the Nashville Predators that day, so she will be watching him on TV.

• Jamie Lynn Spears is hanging with her family in Louisiana over the Thanksgiving holiday, and will also visit her in-laws with husband Jamie Watson.

Getting a head start on Christmas, Brenda Lee will take part in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s annual lighting of the museum’s 30-foot Christmas tree in Nashville, and will offer a live performance. The event takes place Friday, Nov. 28.

Ronnie Milsap will celebrate the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Deck the Hall festivities with a performance on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.

Brett Eldredge is at the beach. He posted a video on his Facebook page today.

Brett Eldredge is at the beach. He posted a video on his Facebook page today.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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