Little Big Town’s Next Course? Oh Gussie!

Kimberly Schlapman Announces First Cookbook in April

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman is already a Grammy and Emmy Award winner, but she can now add a new title to her already impressive resume: cookbook author.

The singer announced Wednesday (Feb. 11) via Twitter that her first cookbook titled Oh Gussie!: Cooking and Visiting in Kimberly’s Southern Kitchen will hit bookstores this spring.

The book’s Amazon page describes it as a “down-home Southern cookbook” that includes such recipes as Georgia Peach Salsa, Chicken and Dumplings, and Big Batch Banana Pudding.

“In Oh Gussie!, Kimberly shares soul-pleasing recipes and soul-stirring stories from her roots in the Appalachian foothills of north Georgia, her travels on tour with the band, and from the life she loves back home in country music’s capital.”

Schlapman joins the ranks of such country artists as Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride who have put out cookbooks of their favorite recipes. Her Little Big Town bandmates tweeted out support for the songstress turned author.

Schlapman recently hosted the cable cooking series Kimberly’s Simply Southern which ran for three seasons. She even won a TASTE Award in 2014 for best home chef in a series.

The book, co-written by Martha Foose, goes on sale April 14 but is available for pre-order from all major book distributors.