Country stars spend a lot of time on the road, crisscrossing the country playing their music for fans. When the holidays roll around, many of them have the opportunity to take a few days off and enjoy downtime with family and friends. For Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, he heads to Georgia for a big family gathering.
“Thanksgiving is a really big holiday for my family,” he said. “We always have about 60 of our closest family and friends up in the North Georgia mountains for a yearly, big Thanksgiving extravaganza. We have about everything under the sun to eat, and I usually have an eating contest with my brothers.”
Kip Moore also heads home to Georgia for Thanksgiving, where he uses the holiday as an excuse to talk about something besides himself. “I have five brothers and sisters and it’s a blast to go home and just catch up on their lives,” he said. “I get so wrapped up in all this that I lose touch sometimes and it’s cool to hear everything going on with them.”
As for Josh Turner, he uses his time off the road to enjoy being outdoors with his three young sons. “It’s a little cold to go fishing, but when it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s a great time to go hunting, especially in South Carolina,” he said. “That’s when the temperatures are starting to drop and the conditions are getting right, and especially in November, kind of the tail end of the rut, as far as deer season.”