Feel-Good Friday: Uplifting Country News From Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini & Kip Moore

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Written by Annie Reuter
Feel-Good Friday: Uplifting Country News From Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini & Kip Moore
Gabby Barrett; Photo courtesy of Amazon Music

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.

Gabby Barrett Unveils New Documentary

Barrett will release a new documentary title Breakthrough: Gabby Barrett on Oct. 5. The Amazon Music mini-doc was filmed in East Texas and follows the “I Hope” singer’s journey as she prepares for the release of her debut album, Goldmine. The film also includes interviews with Barrett and her husband, Cade Foehner.

“It can be very difficult when you have a dream that is very large and you’re starting out and feeling bitty, bitty, bitty,” the singer says in a trailer for the film, which follows her early foray into music by joining a gospel choir at the age of 9, spending years on the road singing and being scouted by American Idol.  

Kane Brown is a proud papa

Brown has had a memorable week, having recently celebrated many of his hits going platinum. “What If’s” and “Heaven” have been certified 6x platinum by the RIAA while “One Thing Right,” “Lose It” and “Good As You” have been certified 2x platinum. What he’s most proud of, though, is his daughter. In a sweet video shot at the singer’s home, Brown shows off Kingsley’s adorable laugh.

Kip Moore provides hope for fan who suffers brain aneurysm

Two months ago, New Jersey restaurant The Butcher’s Block reached out to Moore to ask him to provide a local fan who was fighting for her life following a brain aneurysm some hope. The singer performed her wedding song, “Hey Pretty Girl,” upon her husband and family’s request. Now on the mend, Mary recently reunited with Moore and was able to thank him in person for his kindness.   

“Two months later, Kip was in town for some Jersey surf and came for dinner at the Block,” the establishment captions on Instagram. “They got to meet, they got to hug, and Mary, making a full recovery, got to thank him! This is what it’s all about!! Truly is MAGIC!”

Kelsea Ballerini Is All of Us Trying to Fit Into Our Pre-Covid Clothes

Ballerini recently shared a video of her trying to get into the dress she wore for her recent album covers for kelsea and ballerini. When the back won’t zip up, she enlists the help of her husband, Morgan Evans. “Hey, honey! Can you help?” she calls. As she wiggles to get into the dress she remarks, “I look like a marshmallow.” Never have we felt so seen!

Jon Pardi Partners with CMT for new digital variety series ‘Pardi Time’

Jon Pardi serves as host of “Pardi Time,” an eight episode digital variety series coming to CMT. The new series — shot and directed by Pardi — premieres Thursday, Oct. 6 on CMT’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

A trailer shows Pardi’s humor as the show will feature lively segments titled Dear Jon, Pardi Snacks, Til Death Do Us Pardi and Pardi Tunes, which include an advice column, cooking and cocktail how-tos, engagement and wedding planning, and music, respectively.

“Sitting at home, nowhere to go, guess I’ll just start a show,” Pardi croons in the trailer. Watch above to see Pardi take on countless roles for his variety show.