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

Cool Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Spritzer

Lasagna with Squash and Cheese Sauce

Hot Rosemary Cheese Bread

Apple Cider Cake with Caramel Sauce

Georgia Caviar

Shoestring Potatoes with Garlic Mayo

Honey Punch

Jerk Chicken

Pear Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Apples and Leeks

Peas and Rice

Nappa Slaw

Salted-Caramel Ice Cream

Biscuit Crumble with Chocolate and Raspberries

Beet Juice

Berry Salad

Oven-Roasted Ribs

Stovetop Baked Beans

Cornbread Muffins with Cajun Butter

Red Onion, Tomato and Herb Salad

Fried Green Tomatoes with BBQ-Buttermilk Sauce

Spicy Kale Chips

Cheesy Pepper Jelly

Smashed Potatoes

Honey-Baked Ham

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary

Kimberly Schlapman's Shows