Country music stars share holiday recipes

This holiday season, a number of America’s greatest country music and gospel stars are sharing some of their favorite Christmas stories and delicious recipes to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer.

A Country Music Christmas: Songs, Memories, Family Photographs and Recipes from America’s Favorite Country and Gospel Stars features holiday tales and tastes from Vince Gill, Naomi Judd, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Barbara Mandrell, Wayne Newton, Jeff Foxworthy, Alan Jackson and John Michael Montgomery.

The book was compiled and edited by Edie Hand, a cousin of Elvis Presley, and Buddy Killen, Nashville’s most successful music publisher whose hits include “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Crazy.”

As an added treat, A Country Music Christmas comes with a 15-song CD of Christmas music including songs performed by Pat Boone, Michael Peterson, Chris Young, Jessy Dixon, and Dean Miller.  Also included on this CD is a song written by Hand and Killen.

A portion of the proceeds from the book will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum, and the Edie Hand Foundation.

"I'm excited that St. Jude is one of the recipients of the proceeds," said Terre Thomas, Board member and daughter of hospital founder, Danny Thomas. "I know it will be a great success, and children stricken with catastrophic diseases will benefit greatly."


November 2006