November 8th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
CMAs postcard: Tim and Faith's Nashville bash
CMA awards week is officially underway, and superstar couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill kicked it off with a party.
The duo hosted the gathering at their Bear Creek Farms property to celebrate Faith's return to the CMA stage.
Her performance on Wednesday will be her first in five years, and the three-time CMA winner will debut her brand-new single, "Come Home."
Faith and Tim's home is a rustic two-story log cabin, but the dinner itself took place in two enormous clear tents outside, decked out with long wood dining tables, sisal flooring and comfy seating areas.
A casual collection of Music Row execs and industry types feasted on bite-sized offerings of Southern-style cuisine. There was a tiny shortrib plate with a mini-mound of mashed potatoes, plus a teeny offering of shrimp with cheese grits and tasso gravy. And even though there were no kids around, the hot spot was a round table piled high with little cups of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
But the must-have item was the trio of biscuits - plain, sweet potato and chive - served with orange-maple butter and homemade red pepper jelly.
The music was pretty irresistible, too - mostly dance tunes from the '70s like "Lady Marmalade" by LaBelle and "Good Times" by Chic, with a sprinkling of more contemporary fare, such as Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl."
While we missed Faith, Tim held court outside, near a bonfire surrounded by people toasting giant marshmallows and making s'mores.
As partygoers headed out at the end of the night, a few were spotted licking melted marshmallows off their hands while singing, "Play that funky music, white boy." Others were too busy posting photos of themselves on Facebook.
There's a day to go before the CMAs air at 8 p.m. on ABC. Stay tuned for updates from the red carpet!
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So really have you seen this couple together they are so in love that, I know this kind of love ,and what it is like to have a soul mate, to be in that safe and loving place in he world ,with the most wonderful person, I now that this couple has it all and more by just watching them together. Nice to see you again Faith and I hope to see MORE of you both in the up coming years.
@Evel, I got your msg :=] . Mwwaahh..night.
Observer got yelled at..tee hee
He's not only a member, but Tim's also the Hair Club President.
BOY SURE WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE. THAT WAS NICE TO HAVE A DINNER IN HONOR OF HER NEW SONG BEING SUNG ON THE CMA'S. NICE IDEA. THESE ARE GREAT PEOPLE.
OBSERVER, A PAIR OF HACKS, IF YOU CANNOT SAY ANYTHING NICE,DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL.,