Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles sees a strong link between cooking and music: "Both food and music have what I call terroir, like wine. The place where you're from ends up being a part of the music. It also shows up in the food." She shares her own eclectic party playlist, with selections ranging from Al Green to Coldplay, below.

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A Country Music Star's Party Mix

Music:

ArtistSongDownload

Al Green

Just for Me

Alpha Rev

New Morning

Amos Lee

Southern Girl

Annie Lennox

Why

Brett Dennen

Darlin' Do Not Fear

Eric Hutchinson

Rock & Roll

Paolo Nutini

Last Request

Van Morrison

Tupelo Honey

Coldplay

Lost!

The Cure

Close to Me

Fantastic Party Tips and Recipes:

Blood Orange Margaritas
Credit: © John Kernick
Polenta Gratin with Spinach and Wild Mushrooms
Credit: © Tina Rupp
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