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 Eldredge takes part in Carol For a Cause
Brett Eldredge is lending his voice to this year’s Carol For a Cause campaign and urges others to do the same. For each holiday song uploaded to Instagram or TikTok that uses the hashtag #CarolForACause $10 will be donated to Feeding America, a non-profit that feeds more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Brands including TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods will help in donating money for each hashtag.
Country artists join in on #MyElf meme
As Christmas approaches, countless country artists have joined in on the #MyElf meme that borrows from the “Elf on the Shelf” holiday tradition. Reba shared her #BiebsOnReebs and posted a photo of Justin Bieber sitting on her shoulder while Luke Bryan shared #RyanOnBryan with a photo of Ryan Seacrest on his shoulder. Jake Owen wins for the most clever by posting a photo of himself with the caption, “Jake with a steak on a cake on a Drake on a lake.”
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood host CBS holiday special Sunday
The long awaited Garth and Trisha LIVE special is coming to CBS this Sunday. Ahead of the show, the couple shared several bloopers encouraging fans to tune-in. The pair promise to sing holiday songs and fan favorites as well as share stories throughout the special, which airs 8:30 ET Dec. 20 on CBS.
Luke Bryan’s family take part in annual “Pranksmas”
Luke Bryan enlisted the help of Tim Tebow for his first “Pranksmas” of 2020. During the annual 12 days of pranks, Bryan convinced his wife that Tebow’s Heisman Trophy was ruined in a shipping accident. “Luke convinced me that Tim Tebows’s Heisman was trashed, and it was pretty much my fault! I think my blood pressure went to an all-time high!!” Caroline Bryan captions the clip. Follow her on Instagram for this year’s pranks.
Russell Dickerson surprises teen with wheelchair accessible SUV
Country fan Sarah Frei was hit head-on by a drunk driver while riding with friends this past summer and was paralyzed from the waist down. The 17-year-old Russell Dickerson fan tagged him in an Instagram post while dancing to his song “Home Sweet” in a hospital bed after learning her cheer team’s choreography to her favorite song. When Dickerson learned her story, he knew he had to do something for his fan.
Dickerson surprised Frei during a Zoom call this week by telling her she’ll be receiving a 2021 Chevrolet Traverse that has been outfitted for her specific needs by BraunAbilty including a fully-powered and lighted ramp and maximized cabin space. Keep the tissues nearby while watching the surprise reveal!