2017: The Year of Country Babies

Country artists released a ton of fantastic music in 2017, however, their biggest accomplishments just might have been bringing beautiful babies into this world.  Here’s a look at just a few of the adorable offspring….


Dan + Shay singer Shay Mooney and his wife Hannah welcomed Asher James back in January.

Asher Mooney

Photo Credit: @ShayMooney via Instagram


Cadillac Three’s frontman, Jaren Johnston welcomed Jude back in April, taking after his dad he is already one cool little dude.

Jude Johnston

Photo Credit: @TheJaren via Instagram


Probably one of the biggest and most exciting baby stories to come out of Nashville is the addition of not one but two babies to the Thomas Rhett Akins’ clan.  Adopting beautiful baby Willa Gray from Uganda in May, then Lauren gave birth to Ada James in August.

Willa Gray Ada James

Photo Credit: @Laur_Akins via Instagram


Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany brought a baby boy into the world, Memphis Aldean.

Memphis Aldean

Photo Credit: @BrittanyAldean via Instagram


And closing out the year, Hayley and Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line) welcomed daughter Olivia Rose, their first child yesterday, December 23rd.  “Olivia is the best Christmas gift we could have ever asked for,” the new dad told People.

Olivia Rose Hubbard

Photo Credit: @Hayley_Hubbard via Instagram


Oh Baby! What a year. Wishing all of the country music families peace, love and health in the new year. We are looking forward to seeing more adorable pictures of these little ones.



Thanks for supporting Country Music in NYC!

Click Here to learn more about NYCountry Swag
+ Follow our Country Music Adventures on Instagram, @NYCOUNTRYSWAG!

– Team NYCountry Swag