Artist Action: Kimberly Schlapman, Colt Ford, Kentucky Headhunters

Kimberly’s Simply Southern to the Cooking Channel

Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town is bringing her cooking show Kimberly’s Simply Southern to the Cooking Channel beginning July 18. She’s appearing on The Talk this afternoon (1 p.m. CST) to chat about her series and feature some dishes from her cookbook.

During the season premiere this weekend (July 18), Schlapman learns the secrets to perfect ribs from a Nashville pitmaster before smoking up some of her own with special guest Kix Brooks. Future episodes will feature Schlapman traveling to locales like Miami, Louisville, and Cajun country, and cooking up some food and fun with Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott (fresh fish), Billy Currington (hot chicken), Jewel (shrimp), and more.

Kimberly Schlapman

Kimberly Schlapman

Colt Ford Digs Joe Dirt

Colt Ford makes his major motion picture performance debut in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser performing his song, “Diggin.” The film, which is the first-ever, made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture, premiered on Crackle, the streaming television network, July 16. Hollywood insiders got a sneak peek of the film at the Los Angeles world premiere June 24 at Sony Pictures Studios. “When David Spade reached out about performing, ‘Diggin’, in the sequel, I was stoked, “ commented Ford. “The original Joe Dirt is hilarious, and is still one of my favorites. I’m a big fan of David Spade.”

David Spade and Colt Ford

David Spade and Colt Ford

The Kentucky Headhunters Host Nashville Album Release Party

The Kentucky Headhunters will celebrate the release of their new blues album with a concert on Thursday, July 23 at 3rd and Lindsley. Meet Me In Bluesland (Alligator Records) was released June 2 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. The project features Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Johnnie Johnson, known for his groundbreaking piano work with Chuck Berry. Listen to select tracks via Soundcloud. The CD release show starts at 8 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets are $10.

The Kentucky Headhunters are celebrating 25 years since their album, Pickin’ On Nashville (Mercury Records), sold over two million copies and garnered a GRAMMY Award, and multiple CMA Awards.

The Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson: Meet Me In Bluesl

 

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