Kimberly Schlapman's Bio

Kimberly Schlapman is a singer in the band Little Big Town and the host of Great American Country’s Kimberly’s Simply Southern. In 1998, Kimberly helped found Little Big Town with Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet and her college friend Karen Fairchild.


Born in Cornelia, Georgia, Kimberly moved to Birmingham, Alabama, to attend college at Samford University. Kimberly began singing in church, but competed in many junior high talent shows. Kimberly moved to Nashville with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild to pursue careers in country music. Little Big Town became well known for the Top 10 single, “Boondocks,” and has since sold over 1.5 million records and received several ACM, CMA and Grammy nominations. The country duo won the 2015 ACM Award for Vocal Group of the Year.


Kimberly’s passion for making simple, home cooked recipes with her family and country singing friends back home keeps Kimberly hunting for culinary treasures on the road. Kimberly’s Simply Southern follows Kimberly on tour as she explores the best food across America, and back to her Nashville kitchen whereshe uses the inspiration to create traditional family recipes.

Most Popular Recipes

All Recipes by Kimberly Schlapman

Spicy Kale Chips

Cheesy Pepper Jelly

Fried Green Tomatoes with BBQ-Buttermilk Sauce

Pear Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Apples and Leeks

Georgia Caviar

Shoestring Potatoes with Garlic Mayo

Honey Punch

Jerk Chicken

Lasagna with Squash and Cheese Sauce

Watermelon Spritzer

Smashed Potatoes

Honey-Baked Ham

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary

Coconut Punch

Smoked Barbecue Sauce

Peach Coleslaw

Broccoli-Cheese Casserole

Hot Rosemary Cheese Bread

Brussels Sprouts with Kale and Apples

Biscuit Crumble with Chocolate and Raspberries

Peas and Rice

Apple Cider Cake with Caramel Sauce

Nappa Slaw

Southern-Style Biscuits

Hot-Dipped Chicken

Cornbread Muffins with Cajun Butter

Kimberly Schlapman's Shows

Kimberly's Simply Southern

Saturdays at 3:30pm ET