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Little Big Town’s Kimberly Loses Brother in Law

Little Big Town.

Our condolences are with Little Big Town‘s Kimberly Schlapman who has announced the tragic passing of her brother-in-law. Kimberly’s brother-in-law, Allen Schlapman, was visiting the family in Nashville for Thanksgiving from Virginia, when he was struck by a drunk driver in an accident on Wednesday, November 21st. He was only 45 years old.

According to a report by The Tennessean, Gregory Powers, also 45, of Franklin, Tennessee, has been charged with vehicular homicide.

In a statement released by Kimberly on Facebook, she said:

“Last Wednesday, November 21st, my brother-in-law was killed by a drunk driver. He had come to Nashville, from Virginia to visit us for Thanksgiving, which is our long-standing family tradition. He is married & has a 9 year old little girl. This is a part of life that one never imagines or plans for. It has been very difficult to accept. Allen Schlapman was an amazing father, husband, brother & son. We will miss him so much. I have been deeply touched by all your well-wishes & prayers. Thank you. GOD has proven himself faithful to us & has given us great peace amidst this horrible tragedy.”

Little Big Town’s current single, title track “Tornado,” is out on country radio now.

Little Big Town’s Kimberly to Start Cooking Show

Kimberly Schlapman on GAC.

Little Big Town‘s “Tornado” might just have been released last week, but one member of the group is about to get a whole lot more busy. Kimberly Schlapman will debut a brand new cooking show on Great American Country (GAC) on September 22nd. It’s a childhood dream come true for the singer, who isn’t a professional chef but loves working in the kitchen. The first episode of “Kimberly’s Simply Southern” will air September 22nd at 1 pm EST on GAC.

Kimberly shares:

“I’m not a professional chef but when I was a kid, I would stand at the counter and pretend I was a cooking show host.”

The 13-episode series will feature recipes inspired by her life on the road on tour. While on tour, Kimberly gets the chance to sample different kinds of specialties from all over North America, which she then tries to recreate at home. The series will follow her visits to the various little towns throughout her touring, and guest appearances by the rest of Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, and Laura Bell Bundy.

Will you be tuning in when it premieres this weekend? What country star do you think should have their own cooking show?