As 2014 winds down, we’re recapping the year’s biggest country music events. First we took a look back at 2014′s country engagements, then we recapped the year’s weddings, and now we’re celebrating 2014′s births.
Quite a few country babies were welcomed into the world this year. Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and his wife Kelli started their family with the addition of a baby boy, while Justin Moore’s continues to grow his brood with the birth of his third daughter.
Here’s a look at 2014′s country babies…
Joey + Rory brought a little girl into the world this year. At the time of her birth, they posted “God has blessed us w a special gift. Her name is Indiana Boone. Mama and baby are both doing well. Thank you for your love and prayers.” Little Indiana joins two daughters from Feek’s previous marriage.
In March, Chris Janson and his wife Kelly Lynn welcomed a baby boy, Jesse Bo. This is the second child for Chris and Kelly. Kelly also has two children from a previous relationship.
Spring brought a little boy for Zac Brown Band frontman Zac Brown. Brown and his wife became a party of seven with their fifth child (the first boy!), Alexander Frost, on May 5. He joins big sisters Justice, Lucy, Georgia, and Joni.
“Yeah” singer Joe Nichols’ wife Heather delivered a baby girl, Georgia Blue, in May. Georgia joins big sister Dylan, who turned two years old on April 17th. Nichols is also father to daughter Ashelyn, 15, from a previous relationship.
Powerhouse vocalist Kelly Clarkson became a mom this year too. She announced the addition via Facebook. “Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)” River also has two older siblings from Blackstock’s previous marriage.
Justin Moore became a dad for the third time in 2014. Moore and his wife Kate welcomed their third little girl, Rebecca Klein Moore, in July. The baby girl, who is named after her great-grandmother, will go by her middle name. She joins big sisters Kennedy Faye, 2½, and Ella Kole, 4
Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum’s wife Kelli delivered their first child in September. “So happy to have a healthy baby boy here with us,” he wrote on the group’s Facebook. “Cash Van Haywood was born last night, and Mom and Dad are doing great and couldn’t be happier!”
Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts and his wife Tiffany welcomed their third child in October. “We are so thrilled to finally become a party of five. Jagger and Raquel are so happy to be her big brother and big sister.”
‘Idol’ alum Bucky Covington also became a first time dad. The singer and his fiancée Katherine welcomed a baby girl, Kennedy Taylor Covington. The little girl was born October 10 in Nashville.
ABC’s “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere received her Christmas present a little early this year. The actress and her fiancé Wladimir Klitschko welcomed a little girl, named Kaya Evdokia Klitschko, on December 9.
Christmas also came early for country newcomer Randy Montana. The singer and his wife welcomed their second child, a boy, into the world. Montana made the announcement December 10, revealing his son’s name to be Gunner.