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.
“BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)” Raises $743K
Countless country artists came together to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum on Wednesday. The museum was forced to close its doors for six months this year due to Covid-19 and estimates $35 million in revenue loss. The evening had today’s country acts paying tribute to the legends that came before them, many playing instruments on display at the museum.
The night included Miranda Lambert covering John Prine’s “That’s the Way the World Goes ‘Round” on the late singer’s David Russell Young custom-made guitar, Reba McEntire paying tribute to Patsy Cline while singing “Sweet Dreams” a capella, Kane Brown singing “Three Wooden Crosses” while Alex Anthony plays Randy Travis’s Gibson J-185KOA guitar, and Brad Paisley and Dan Tyminski pairing up for Buck Owens’ “Buckaroo” while Paisley plays Don Rich’s 1964 Fender Telecaster and Tyminski on Owens’s red, white and blue American acoustic guitar.
The evening raised over $743,000 for the museum. Viewers can still make donations by texting “Donate” to (833)-977-2643.
Dolly Parton shares her “Dollyisms”
Dolly Parton will be sharing her “Dollyisms 101” with fans on social media throughout the next few months. The singer kicked off the new series earlier this week with some uplifting Dollyisms including, “Smile, it increases your face value,” “It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world,” and “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
“Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of my favorite (and even a few new) Dollyisms with you!” Parton captions. “Be sure to share them with your friends who need a little pick-me-up or smile!”
Jeremy McComb partners with Sleep In Heavenly Peace to deliver bunk beds
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What an incredible Day… Thanks to Jan at @sleepinheavenlypeacebeds (Spokane, PF & CDA region) We packed up 60+ beds for kids in our Hometown and community who have gone without the most basic need of a bed. @bobkreaman & I and Our entire staff / Family at @thenashvillenorth are 100% committed to help Jan & her incredible people to fill All of the requests in our community so NO CHILD in our town ever goes without a bed. ↘️ Tomorrow morning we begin delivering these if you'd like to help, Show up at Nashville North at 8:45am tomorrow. 🇺🇲🇺🇲 HUGE Thanks to @foxtrailerspostfalls (and the whole Fox Family!) For supplying the trailers. And for all of you coming to help! #ProudtobefromthePNW #sleepinheavenlypeace
Country singer Jeremy McComb has partnered with the non-profit Sleep In Heavenly Peace to deliver 65 beds to needy children throughout Idaho. The Average Joes Entertainment artist and his business partner, Bob Kreaman, teamed up with staff from their music venue Nashville North to help deliver beds to kids in need.
“Our goal is to eradicate bedless-ness for kids,” said McComb. “What better place to start than in my own hometown region of North Idaho?”
Kane Brown’s daughter turns one
Kane Brown’s daughter has been a constant in his social media posts throughout the year and on Thursday, Kingsley turned one. In a heartfelt message, Brown paid tribute to his first child. Both Kingsley and her mom star in Brown’s latest video for “Worship You.”
“I have a 1 year old wtf lol this year went way too fast [and] slow!! Happy birthday angel,” Brown captions an adorable photo of his daughter.
Kelsea Ballerini shared her reinterpretation of Reese Witherspoon’s famous “bend and snap” from the movie Legally Blonde on TikTok. Dressed in a powder pink blazer and white heels, Ballerini mimicked Witherspoon’s line and pose from the film word for word and the actress shared her approval. “Works every time honey!!” Witherspoon commented.