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

Salted-Caramel Ice Cream

Spicy Kale Chips

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

Cornbread Muffins with Cajun Butter

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Stovetop Baked Beans

Hot Dogs with Okra Giardiniera

Oven-Roasted Ribs

Lasagna with Squash and Cheese Sauce

Broccoli-Cheese Casserole

Shoestring Potatoes with Garlic Mayo

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary

Jerk Chicken

Grilled Flank Steak with Parsley Sauce

Low Country Boil

Berry Salad

Pear Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Smashed Potatoes

Apple Cider Cake with Caramel Sauce

Brussels Sprouts with Kale and Apples

Coconut Punch

Smoked Barbecue Sauce

Hot Rosemary Cheese Bread

Biscuit-Topped Beef Stew

Hot-Dipped Chicken

Buffalo Chicken Panini

Honey Punch