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 Kissel’s son sings along to “Make a Life, Not a Living”
Canadian country artist Brett Kissel has a fan in his son. The singer shared an adorable clip of his son, Leo, singing along to his latest single “Make a Life, Not a Living” while in the car. Music just might run in the Kissel family as Leo makes an appearance in the music video too.
Dolly Parton announces Netflix concert special
Dolly Parton will be celebrated during a Netflix special. The upcoming special, Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute, premieres April 7 on Netflix and was filmed in 2019 when Parton was honored as MusiCares’ person of the year. Performers including Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Katy Perry and Little Big Town cover some of the singer’s biggest hits. In addition to the TV special, Parton is serving up a sweet surprise with the release of Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream in partnership with Jeni’s Ice Cream. Proceeds from the treat will go to her Imagination Library.
Luke Combs previews third album with “See Me Now”
Luke Combs has been working on his third album and shares a sneak peek with fans on a new song called “See Me Now.” After teasing that “album 3 is gonna be real good,” Combs posted a three-minute video performing the new song alone on acoustic guitar. The song has Combs teaming up with frequent co-writers Ray Fulcher, James McNair and Kenton Bryant.
Old Dominion share new music during a TikTok jam session
Quarantine has provided country acts the time to write new music. Like labelmate Combs, Old Dominion are also hard at work on their upcoming fourth album. The band shared a clip of a new song “Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With Love” while seated around a campfire. The TikTok song clip included a snippet of the song’s chorus. With a memorable melody and a picturesque view, here’s hoping more album four previews will follow.
Maren Morris assists Taylor Swift’s “You All Over Me”
Today, Taylor Swift releases her first “From the Vault” song. “You All Over Me (From The Vault)” is a previously unreleased song penned during the time Swift was working on her Fearless album. Penned with Scooter Carusoe, “You All Over Me (From The Vault)” was produced by Aaron Dessner and features harmonies from Maren Morris.
“My favorite thing that I don’t get to do very often is to slip into someone’s world and just harmonize,” Morris writes on Instagram. Thank you @taylorswift for having me be a small part of your reimagining of the Fearless era. And to @aarondessner for producing the shit out of it.”
Russell Dickerson’s son says dad
Russell Dickerson has been sharing his new life as a father with six-month-old son Remington on his socials. This week, the singer filmed his son on his lap while young Remington said dad for the first time. Watching Dickerson’s reaction is just as sweet as the moment itself. “HE SAID DAD AND I’M DEAD,” he captions the clip.