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Little Big Town singer cooks up second career

Long before she struck fame singing in the band Little Big Town, which won its first Grammy Award last month for best country-duo group performance for “Pontoon,” Kimberly Schlapman was the star of a make-believe cooking program. “When I was really small, I would pretend I had my own cooking show,” she says during a stop on the band’s “Tornado” tour. “I would stand at the counter and I had this silly little voice that I would use that was my character on the show when I cooked. Music was my dream as a career, I wanted to be a singer, but that was just a tiny little dream I had.”

Years later, both dreams came true when GAC (Great American Country) TV asked her to host a cooking series. The second season of “Kimberly’s Simply Southern,” which follows her on the band’s tour bus and picks up cooking advice on the road, premieres March 9 at 1 p.m. (Check with your local cable company for the GAC channel number.)

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