Welcome to Feel-Good Friday, a weekly roundup of heartwarming stories, lighthearted videos, and inspiring country news that reminds us all there is still good in the world.
Bobby Bones shares engagement video
Radio and television personality Bobby Bones proposed to his girlfriend Caitlin Parker over the weekend and shared the heartfelt moment with fans in a clip on Instagram. The four minute video shows Bones’ surprising Parker in the barn in his backyard, his proposal and a surprise serenade from Mat Kearney. Keep the tissues close by for this one!
“I had to trick her to get her down to the barn… but I got it baby!!!” he captions the post. “Thank you all for all the extremely wonderful messages. We are very lucky. Also big thanks to @matkearney .”
Country stars celebrate the men and women behind the scenes
Brothers Osborne, Caylee Hammack, Lady A, Mickey Guyton and many more country acts have partnered with the Recording Academy to give credit to the music creators who work behind the scenes on their albums. Throughout the week, countless acts have shared the credits of their albums on social media.
“In the advent of streaming, music has never been more at our disposal,” Brothers Osborne write. “It’s a win for music as a whole but we can’t lose that tactile moment when we hold the names of creators in our hands. The name on the front of a record is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the army of creators it takes to make music happen.”
Jason Aldean’s kids are rock stars
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for Aldean’s kids. The singer recently posted an adorable photo of his two youngest children, Memphis and Navy Rome, sporting leather jackets and band t-shirts. While Memphis shows off his rock fandom with a Rolling Stones t-shirt, Navy’s a country fan smiling while wearing a t-shirt of her dad.
Before they were stars themselves, brothers Josh and Charles Kelley were posing for awkward school photos just like the rest of us. Josh, who recently announced his new album My Baby & The Band to be released Nov. 13, shared a throwback photo of he and Lady A’s Charles Kelley posing for school photos with the same pre-selected background and arm crossing.
“Here’s 2nd installment of “who wore it better” – @charleskelley you’ve started something amazing lil brother !! Hehehe – mom made us pose that way I’m certain of it !! I’m sure we can all agree that my sweater of the shoulders is a very progressive touch,” Josh captions.
TR and Lauren are celebrating eight years of wedded bliss this week, and the country singer shared a sweet message with his bride on social media.
“I have loved every second of our journey together. No matter how tough it has been at times you are a fighter and I thank you and the Lord every day that you wake up and choose love,” he captions a photo of Lauren and their three daughters. “You are my rock, my inspiration and the woman that simply just makes life better. I can’t wait to relax with you, take naps with you and crush Netflix with you today! I love you so much honey! Also, I love your shoe choice in the photo haha.”