Kimberly's Simply Southern is a one-of-a-kind cooking show featuring country artist and founding member of the band Little Big Town, Kimberly Schlapman. Her passion for making simple, home cooked recipes with her family and country singing friends back home keeps Kimberly hunting for culinary treasures when on the road.
In each episode, Kimberly hops off the tour bus to discover America's best local foods, ingredients and people who share her love of tasty good vittles. In Maine, Kimberly catches lobster with a salty, 5th generation lobsterman. In Hemmingway, SC, Kimberly learns the art of whole hog BBQ from Pit Master Rodney Scott. In Chicago, Kimberly unearths the secret to the perfect pie crust at Hoosier Mama Pie Company.
Then, back in her Nashville kitchen, Kimberly folds her newly gained knowledge into her traditional family recipes like Grandmother Bartlett's Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Deviled Egg Potato Salad. Upping the fun factor, Kimberly gets a little help from her friends as a bevy of country artists stop by to chop and chat. Each guest is rewarded for their kindness with good company, good times and one of Kimberly's authentic, southern meals.
In the funky food haven of Asheville, NC, Kimberly visits a couple of cracker makers who bake up small, handmade batches of crispy treats. Back home, she cooks up a sweet and savory feast featuring the underrated crunchy crisps, and David Barnes stops by.
Kimberly visits a Nashville biscuit chef whose food truck serves up decadent, delicious takes on biscuits, a classic Southern comfort food. Back in her home kitchen, she whips up her version of the Southern classic and Chef Rusty Hamlin drops by.
Kimberly visits a barbecue pitmaster and spice rub creator whose spices are put to the test in a finger-licking showdown where Kimberly is judge. Then, she brings the down-home flavors back to her kitchen and makes a winning, spice-infused meal as Wynonna Judd stops by.
Kimberly visits an ice cream parlor in Louisville, KY, to sample the rich, delicious flavors and tackle their famous 15-scoop sundae. Back in the kitchen, she whips up some sweet treats of her own as Brett Eldredge stops by to visit.
Kimberly visits a slice of Southern paradise tucked away in the hills of Tennessee where she learns the art of making sheep cheese before joining some friends for some skeet shooting. Then, she takes the cheese back to the kitchen to whip up a creamy dairy delight as her bandmates Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet drop by!
Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman is in Chicago visiting one of the last drive-in restaurants, where she learns how to cook up the famous Chicago-style hot dog. Back in the kitchen, Kiefer and Shawna Thompson of the band Thompson Square join her as she cooks up savory hot dogs inspired by one of the Windy City's signature eats.
Kimberly visits a Nashville pitmaster to learn the secrets behind smoking a perfect rack of ribs and brings her newly learned chops back to the kitchen. Then, Kix Brooks drops in for a visit.
Inspired by Little Big Town's tour stop in Maine, Kimberly decides to celebrate their album release by making a tasty lobster casserole with special guest Karen Fairchild and Little Big Town.
Kimberly has some fun at a family-owned poultry farm near Milwaukee. Back in her Nashville kitchen, she cooks up a fried chicken feast with special guest Lauren Alaina.
Kimberly heads to Hemingway, South Carolina, to meet the Pitmaster General of Whole Hog BBQ. In her own Tennessee kitchen, she tries her hand at BBQ pork, South Carolina style, with her special guest, Laura Bell Bundy.
With pie for dinner and pie for dessert, Kimberly's visit to a Chicago pie shop inspires her to make some tasty pies of her own.
Kimberly learns to make a signature Charleston, South Carolina, dish -- shrimp and grits -- from the queen of low country cuisine. Back in her kitchen, she welcomes special guest Holly Williams and gives the dish a cheesy spin.
Kimberly takes a lesson from champion BBQ Pitmaster, Craig Sharry. She then makes an indoor BBQ meal of her own for her cousin, Shaina Burrell, using Craig's signature pepper jellies.