About the Author
Writer Tanner Lathem spent 10 years as a Travel editor at Southern Living magazine. He covered the entire South and told the region's stories through its food, destinations, and characters. Since then, he has worked as a freelance writer and multimedia storyteller, contributing sound- and motion-rich stories to NPR, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Preservation, and Cooking With Paula Deen, among other outlets. Tanner is currently producing a podcast - The Authentic South -- that explores the culture of the South through food, art, music, the landscape, quirky characters and big personalities.
Spokesperson Allison DeMarcus - CMT personality and host of the network's Reel Eats, which combines select CMT movies and featured recipes prepared by Allison, as well as interviews with country's favorite stars, the latest Hollywood and country music news, and more. Allison has served as CMT's red carpet correspondent covering the AMA, CMA, ACM and CMT Music Awards and has appeared on numerous CMT programs since 2007. She is married to Jay DeMarcus of the CMA, ACM and CMT vocal group of the year, Rascal Flatts.