What if Martina McBride took on a Martha Stewart role for all of her country-loving fans and friends and followers? That would be a good thing, right?
It looks like she's off to a great start already. On Tuesday (July 1), she revealed the cover of her upcoming book, Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year.
McBride's first book is part cookbook, part entertaining guide and part decorating inspiration. All, hopefully, with some kind of Nashville twist. The publisher's website says this book will allow readers to understand that "beneath the glam, glitter and wild success, Martina remains a farm girl true to her roots and the country hospitality with which she was raised."
A lot of the photos in the book were shot in or around the Nashville home McBride shares with her husband John and their three daughters Delaney, Emma and Ava.
The book won't be available until October, so using McBride's "Red, White and Blue Backyard Cookout" idea will have to wait until 2015's Fourth of July. But I may still be able to do the Picnic Under the Old Oak or the a night of Mistletoe and Martinis before 2014 is over.
"I have a passion for food and entertaining, so I'm excited to be putting everything I love into the pages of my new book," she said in announcing the project. "The response from fans to the cover on Twitter this morning was incredible. I can't wait for everyone to see the full book."