Big Game Hunting photo

First, apologies in advance for linking to a celebrity/gossip magazine like US Weekly. It hurts me to do so, but the news story is worth it. Despite what you think about the current state of country music, it’s pretty cool to see a couple of Nashville stars honoring their roots by serving up venison to celebrate their nuptials: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have spent this fall filling the larder with whitetails in anticipation of true Texas wedding early next year.

Filet Mignon? That’s so not happening at Miranda Lambert, 27, and Blake Shelton’s Texas nuptials next spring.

“We’re having deer meat served at our wedding — we’ve already got a pile of ’em ready,” Shelton, 34, told at Monday’s American Country Awards. “It was actually her idea, so when your girlfriend thinks like that, it makes it easy for me just to show up and have a good time.”

As a contrast, PETA-pet Carrie Underwood served guests sushi at her wedding last summer. Her hubby, Mike Fisher, who plays hockey for the Ottawa Senators and loves to hunt apparently had no say in the catering.