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 launches #GoodDayMovement
Brett Eldredge celebrated National Random Acts of Kindness Day on Wednesday by gifting registrations to Country Radio Seminar 2021: The Virtual Experience to recently unemployed radio partners. His generosity also began the mission of his #GoodDayMovement, which borrows its title from his new single “Good Day” impacting radio on Monday, March 1.
“I wanted to send my love to everybody because I know 2020 was rough,” Eldredge said in a release. “I really hope for all of us we get some light at the end of this and can be back together again in 2021. I have a song called ‘Good Day’ that I really think spreads the love out there, so I want to help spread that love by starting the Good Day Movement and giving away some free registrations for CRS. I love CRS and have since I started in this industry.”
Caitlyn Smith hears “I Can’t” on the radio for the first time
Caitlyn Smith’s debut country single “I Can’t” featuring Old Dominion officially impacts radio on Monday, Feb. 22. Ahead of its radio release, the singer heard the song on her hometown radio station in Minnesota. “Thank you @olddominionmusic @k102 @monument.records for making dreams come true!” she captions the clip on Instagram. Grab the tissues for this heartwarming moment.
Country artists enjoy Nashville snow day
It has been snowing in Nashville for the majority of the week and several country acts have embraced their inner child and enjoyed the weather. Randy Houser was “trying to catch them summer vibes” with a beer in hand as he floated down his snow covered hill on a pool raft while Chris Young made a snow angel. Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey got in on the fun too by building a snowman.
Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer discuss lifting up Black women in country
Mickey Guyton, Miko Marks, Rissi Palmer, Reyna Roberts and Brittney Spencer were interviewed recently by The New York Times detailing their journey to finding and carving their path in country music. The women shared the racism and obstacles they’ve faced in the industry and explained why they are choosing to lift each other up.
“That’s why we’re here,” Guyton says. “That’s why we went through this, so that we can protect you guys from the stuff that we went through. I can’t emphasize enough how important this sisterhood is, that is building with this. I could not do this without every single woman on this call. And organizing is happening in country music. And it’s not just for Black musicians. There’s members of the L.B.G.T.Q.I.A.+ community. There is real change. We’re not just opening the doors for ourselves. We are literally busting it open and being like, ‘Get in here, too!’”
Niko Moon drops feel-good track “No Sad Songs”
Niko Moon, who topped Billboard’s Emerging Artist chart this week thanks to the success of debut single “GOOD TIME,” continues the party with “No Sad Songs.” Written with wife Anna Moon, Joshua Murty, Steven Lee Olsen, and Alyssa Vanderhym, “No Sad Songs” has Moon embracing a good time on the dance floor with hand snapped rhythms, a slick beat and his smooth vocals.