We can all agree 2018 was a great year for country artists. And with the blessing of new babies, many artists and their families had an extra special year. Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful babies who joined our country music family in 2018.
Introducing several new members of the “Babies of Country Music Artists – Class of 2018”
January 12th – Vince Gill’s daughter, Jenny and husband Josh, welcomed their second child, Everly June Van Valkenburg. The couple’s 3 year old son, Wyatt, now has the role of big brother.
January 29th – Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott and husband, drummer Chris Tyrrell’s family increased by two. Twin girls, Betsy and Emory joined their 4 year old sister, Eisele.
February 6th – Jessica Andrews and husband, Marcel Chagnon, welcomed their first child, son Rockwell.
February 12th – Zac Brown Band guitarist/instrumentalist, Coy Bowles , wife Kylie, and big sister Hattie welcomed Millie Mercy Bowles just before Valentines Day.
March 31st – Jessie James Decker, and husband, Eric welcomed their 3rd child, son Forrest Bradley. The new baby has two older siblings, 4 year old Vivianne and 2 year old Eric II.
April 15th – On this date, Reba McEntire announced the birth of Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s twin boys at the 2018 American Country Music Awards show. The boys arrived more than a month early and were well cared for in the NICU at Centennial Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Nashville. The Stapletons already have two older children, a boy and girl, and they’re expecting their fifth child in 2019.
April 23rd – Zac Brown Band bassist, Matt Mangano, and wife Emily, welcomed their son, Mason. Their brood has grown to three youngsters. Baby Mason joins brother Elliott, and sister Maia.
June 19th – John King and wife Hannah welcomed their 1st baby, daughter Scarlett.
June 29th – Ben Haggard and Jeyda Beyzade welcomed Liam James. Grandson of the country legend, Merle Haggard.
July 9th – Frontman for the band, Eli Young Band, Mike Eli and wife Kacey had their second child, son Kash Eli. The couple has a 6 year old daughter, Kline Olivia.
August 10th – LoCash’s Preston Brust and his wife, Kristen, had their 2nd child, son Legend Wilde Brust. The couple’s first child, Love Lily, was born January 2016.
August 22nd – Clay Cook from the Zac Brown Band and his wife Brooke had their 2nd son, Theron “Teddy” Maine Cook. Older brother, Charlie is thrilled to be a big brother.
August 28th – Michelle Branch and fiance, Patrick Carney welcomed their 1st child, son Rhys James Carney. Branch’s daughter, Owen, was born in 2005 from a previous marriage.
November 10th – Caitlyn Smith and husband, Rollie Gaalswyk, had their second son, Lewis James who joins his 2 year old brother, Thomas Miles.
November 29th – Jana Kramer and husband, Mike Caussin welcomed their 2nd child, Jace Joseph. Jace has a big sister, 2 year old, Jolie.
December 8th – Eric Paslay and wife, Natalie, welcomed the 1st baby, daughter Piper Lily Paslay.
Congratulations to the parents and families of these adorable members of the Class of 2018! We wish them all a happy and healthy 2019!