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Inside Edge: Taylor meets culinary 'hero'; Blake has Grand 'New' Opry plan; Dierks holds on to truck, guitar

Inside Edge: Taylor meets culinary 'hero'; Blake has Grand 'New' Opry plan; Dierks holds on to truck, guitar

By Kellie Michaels. CREATED Mar 19, 2014

Taylor Swift often talks about her love for cooking. One of her culinary dreams came true last week when she found herself in the kitchen of Ina Garten on the Food Network set of "The Barefoot Contessa." "A day of cooking in the Hamptons with my HERO. How bad can that be?" Taylor wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of the pair cooking up something awesome. The two were all smiles as they posed for the selfie. The show should air soon, but no date has been given yet. We do know the two cooked Mustard Roasted Fish and Mixed Berry Pavlova. The Contessa wrote on her blog that Taylor is a great cook and the two had a blast together.

Blake Shelton wants younger country fans to embrace the Grand Ole Opry. Blake remembers watching the Opry's weekly show as a kid. He doesn't think kids are doing the same thing today. "It's just not something kids know much about anymore," he laments. Blake would gladly join a campaign to change that. "I want to be a part of something that brings it back to the youth again," Blake says. "It's also going to be a fun challenge for me to get in there and create a buzz about it again."
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard has a new tattoo that pays tribute to his late father, and he enlisted famed tattoo artist Kat Von D to give him the new ink on his left forearm. Tyler posted a picture of himself with Kat on Instagram. The caption reads, "Thanks @thekatvond for an awesome day and an amazing tat that makes me remember the best man I've ever known. #freshink #portrait."
Don't look for Dierks Bentley to trade in his old truck or start playing a brand new guitar. Those are two things the country superstar doesn't plan to give up. His new single, "I Hold On," was written in response to offers of a free new truck or free new guitar. "The truck’s not going anywhere," Dierks says. "That’s not even an issue. Why don't I just go do the Carl Black Chevrolet deal that everyone does and go get a free truck? I've been offered that deal, just like I've been offered free guitars and I just don’t want a new truck and I don’t want a new guitar. I have my guitar.  It has George Strait and George Jones and David Rawlings and Sam Bush and Tim O’Brien’s autograph on it. I don’t want a new guitar."