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.
Chris Young challenges fans to #PayItForward
Inspired in part by his new song “If That Ain’t God,” Young is challenging fans to create random acts of kindness for others by partnering with the Triller app. To participate, fans can capture a random act of kindness with their phone, download the Triller app to join the social video community, and upload the video using audio of “If That Ain’t God” and the hashtags #payitforward, #ifthataintgod #randomactsofkindness.
“2020 has been a crazy year and one of the reasons I wanted to release my new single, ‘If That Ain’t God,’ is because a lot of the lyrics remind me not to take little things or big things for granted that are amazing moments that happen in our lives,” Young says in a video message on the platform. “I wanted to take an opportunity to do something where we go out and create random acts of kindness for other people – just bring them some joy and positivity, which is what this song is all about and which is what I think we all need right now.”
FGL’s Tyler Hubbard treated his daughter, Liv, to a spa night over the weekend and shared the sweet moment on social media. The singer posted an adorable video clip and several photos after painting his daughter’s nails pink. “Looking good,” his two-year-old daughter observes before deciding, “I want some pink on my toes.”
“I take painting nails VERY serious apparently,” Hubbard captions. “Liv was so excited about her ‘pink nails’ all week. I’m pretty sure we’ve started a Saturday tradition that I hope we do forever.”
Stuck at home like the rest of us, Urban finds some solace in music. This week, the country star performed a stirring cover of Combs’ recent chart topper “Even Though I’m Leaving” on acoustic guitar. “Hey Luke…. how much do ya MISS TOURING?!!!” Urban asked. Combs’ reply? “Holy s–t that sounds great buddy and I miss it A. LOT.”
Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall has an unexpected duet partner
The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall had a surprise guest interrupt his front porch mini-concert recently. While taking a break from cutting grass all day, Bonsall began to sing “Let Me Be the One” alone in his rocking chair. Featured on 1977’s Y’all Come Back Saloon, the song had an unexpected guest drop in a few seconds into Bonsall’s singing: the bray of a donkey in the background. Listen to the end for the band’s unexpected collab!
Old Dominion drop the “Meow Mix”
Old Dominion are providing some much needed laughter with the “Meow Mix” re-recording of its 2019 self-titled project. You read that right. The band recorded the vocals to the 12-track album complete with cat meows provided by frontman Matthew Ramsey. It’s unlike any release we’ve heard before and quite possibly the most entertaining album of 2020 so far.