Southerners You Should Be Following Right Now
For a blog that is about Southern women and living a Southern lifestyle, it is essential that we learn about some of the well-established figures that are from The South! Typically, there are a few names that come to mind when we think about famous Southerners, but I want to talk about the ones that maybe don’t get as much recognition for their heritage.
First, let’s talk about Carla Hall. Many of you may not have heard of her, but she is one of my favorite Southern chefs! Thanks to my mom, I grew up watching Carla on “The Chew,” which sadly ended way too soon in my opinion. This show, along with her time on “Top Chef,” allowed her to showcase her Southern roots through her cooking! Which, if you know anything about the South, it’s that food is one of our top priorities in life and it is a serious matter of business. Anyways, according to her,”[food] is a shortcut to understanding who [someone] is and what they like and what they don’t like.” I think she is exactly right! Food has been her connection to people and that is why I enjoy her so much. She’s also a Nashville native, which is even better! So, if there is anyone new you were looking to learn how to cook from, Carla is your girl!
Next up, we have Sadie Robertson, who you all may know from the reality show, “Duck Dynasty.” I feel like growing up in the spotlight has to be extremely difficult, but Sadie has handled it with grace and class! Now, I don’t want to make any assumptions, but I think that might have had something to do with her wholesome upbringing in Louisiana. My favorite thing about Sadie is that she understands the value of surrounding herself with strong women and Jesus. This is something I have always tried to do in my life, too, and I feel like it has made me feel more content. If you are ever looking for some positive, wholesome vibes, just check out her Instagram (or mine because I am always here to make people feel good, too!).
Moving right along, the next Southern lady we have is Kacey Musgraves. I’ll be honest, I was not originally a fan of Kacey’s, but after her last album, “Golden Hour,” came out, I’ve been obsessed with her ever since. Kacey is from Texas and it comes out in her work. Her songs are straight to the point and she’s not afraid to tell it like it is! I appreciate her because she frequently talks about her musical influences, which come from the female greats of country music like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. It is so important to remember the icons that have paved the way for Southern women and especially Southern women in music. Kacey is paving her own way in the world and I’m excited to see where she goes!
Finally, we have the best for last, and that is Mr. Leslie Jordan! Now you may be thinking, Molly, Leslie isn’t a woman, why is he on here? Well, I think Leslie is one of the best modern examples of a genuine Southerner and he can’t help the way the good Lord made him! His family is from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Lord, you cannot miss that thick, Southern drawl he has. I wish I talked the way he does, but oh well. Leslie pretty much grew up being a Momma’s boy and he had 2 twin sisters that probably influenced him a lot growing up. He is always well-dressed, he always talks about his Momma, and his videos of her Southern home cooking always make my mouth water. What’s more Southern than that? Seriously, I want to be like him when I grow up! Do yourself a favor and go follow him right now because he will no doubt make your entire day!
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That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more tea next week! Bye y’all!