Feel-Good Friday: Uplifting Country News From Dolly Parton, Dan + Shay & Luke Bryan

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Written by Annie Reuter
Feel-Good Friday: Uplifting Country News From Dolly Parton, Dan + Shay & Luke Bryan
Dolly Parton and Michael Buble; Photo via Dolly Parton Facebook/Ingenuity Studios

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.

Dan + Shay drop first original Christmas song “Take Me Home For Christmas”

Dan + Shay are gearing up for the holidays with the sentimental tune “Take Me Home For Christmas.” With a throwback vibe and Shay Mooney’s memorable vocals, the duo’s first original Christmas song is a timeless classic that will fit on any holiday playlist.

“We had a blast writing and recording it,” Smyers says in a release. “It was cool to get in the holiday spirit a little early this year, because I think we could all use some extra positivity and cheer. Our fans have asked for Christmas music every year, so I hope you all have as much fun listening to it as we did making it.”

Danielle Bradbery’s “O Holy Night” soothes the soul  

The holidays are just around the corner and Danielle Bradbery is getting us in the spirit with a stunning rendition of “O Holy Night.” An accompanying black and white music video of the song soothes the soul with Bradbery seated on the floor surrounded by candles as her vocals shine on the uplifting number.

Dolly Parton gets animated in “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” video

Dolly Parton is joined by Michael Bublé in an endearing new music video for the pair’s duet “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas.” Featured on Parton’s new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” features the two singers in animated form as they sing and celebrate the holidays together while snow falls outside. Watch the full video on Facebook now!

Luke Bryan gets creative with Tim Tebow’s Heisman trophy

Luke Bryan is gearing up for Saturday’s University of Georgia vs. University of Florida game with the help of Tim Tebow’s Heisman trophy. Throughout the week, Bryan shared comical videos of Tebow’s trophy around the house serving as a place to hang his hat and towels.

“Last year at the Red Bird Games my wife — well Tim Tebow showed up to the Red Bird Games and offered up his Heisman up for auction to donate to the Brett Boyer Foundation,” Bryan explains. “And my wife bid and won Tim Tebow’s Heisman to be in our home.”

Bryan says that for the next six months he’ll have the trophy in his home but there’s a catch. Tebow delivered it the week before the Georgia/Florida game and Bryan is convinced it was “an effort to bring bad mojo into my household.” So, the country star decided to wrap the trophy in a Georgia hoodie. Later, he dons his Georgia Football t-shirt and ballcap to work out while lifting the trophy. Watch above to see Bryan’s attempt to get rid of the former University of Florida player’s bad mojo ahead of this weekend’s big game.

Walker Hayes twirls his daughter in home video

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Walker Hayes gives fans a preview of a new song in an adorable video featuring his daughter. In one of his latest TikTok posts, Hayes can be seen dancing with his daughter as a song called “I Hope You Miss Me” is played in the background. Quarantine has the pair spending time at home working on their swing dancing skills and the short clip highlights their fancy footwork.