Feel-Good Friday: Uplifting Country News From Brett Eldredge, Dolly Parton & Lady A

Here are some great stories to head into your weekend!

Written by Annie Reuter
Feel-Good Friday: Uplifting Country News From Brett Eldredge, Dolly Parton & Lady A
Brett Eldredge; Photo credit: Greg Noire

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.

Brett Eldredge’s launches #GoodDayMovement

Brett Eldredge recently launched the #GoodDayMovement, a campaign designed to serve communities in need. In honor of Good Samaritan Day and Women’s History Month, the singer partnered with Little Beet restaurant in New York to donate healthy meals to the women’s shelter Homes for the Homeless, which aims to empower and provide opportunities to achieve well-being and self-sufficiency for families.

Fans can take part in the movement via The Good Day Street Team. In celebration of Eldredge’s new single, “Good Day,” the Good Day Street Team has a new weekly challenge to spread positivity.

Dolly Parton is getting her own Jeni’s ice cream flavor

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams reveals its new flavor inspired by Dolly Parton is “coming soon.” The limited edition flavor will benefit Parton’s Imagination Library, which gifts books free of charge to children from birth to age five.

Lady A celebrates Grammys with revamped album cover

While Charles Kelley and his family celebrated the Grammy Awards on Sunday with a watch party complete with a red carpet, he also had some fun walking down memory lane. In 2011, Lady A swept the awards show winning Single, Record and Country Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals for their crossover hit “Need You Now.” The trio’s album of the same name also took home the trophy for Best Country Album. “A little throwback when we were babies,” Kelley captions a photo of the album artwork with photos of the trio’s children replacing the singer and his bandmates.

Matt Stell, Ray Fulcher and Jameson Rodgers play virtual Musicians On Call benefit

Matt Stell, Ray Fulcher and Jameson Rodgers will play a writers round live from the Bluebird Café on Sunday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. CT. The livestream benefits Musicians On Call, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Tickets cost $20 and are available for purchase here. Proceeds from the concert help MOC continue to deliver the healing power of music to patents and caregivers across the country. Healthcare workers from MOC’s hospital partners can tune in for free as a thank you for their continued work.

Natalie Hemby gives Grammy acceptance speech from a roller coaster at Dollywood

On Sunday, Natalie Hemby won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song for co-writing The Highwomen’s “Crowded Table” with Brandi Carlile and Lori McKenna. “You want to know what it feels like to get a Grammy?” she asks before a drop on the Wild Eagle. “It’s kind of like riding a roller coaster and going down a very steep hill, which we’re about to do.”