10 Most Viral Videos of 2015
Fans with cell phones may frustrate some of country music's biggest stars, but without them we wouldn't be able to celebrate some of the most surprising, touching or jaw-dropping moments of 2015. These 10 viral videos were watched over and over again on Facebook and YouTube. It's no surprise that the list of vids recalls some of the year's biggest stories.
Brantley Gilbert and Toby Keith shared moments with war veterans. Kenny Chesney and Dolly Parton shared a stage with someone with Down Syndrome. Thomas Rhett shared screen time with his wife. These are five of the 10 Most Viral Videos of 2015. The others are equally feel-good stories, with No. 1 being something of a surprise. Watch as many as you like, and then share your favorite country vids from this year in the comments section below.
Over a million watched Thomas Rhett work to turn a friendship with Lauren Gregory into love. The video was put together prior to the 2015 ACM Awards.
One woman’s battle with cancer took a very emotional turn when her daughter appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to sing “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.” Then McBride stepped on stage and it was waterworks.
“That’s better than Kenny!” Dolly Parton says after singing “Islands In the Stream” with Gage Blackwell. Blackwell has Down Syndrome. His videos of country covers have racked up millions of views, including 2 million for this one on Facebook.
Kenny Chesney brought a young woman on stage in New Jersey, and she grabbed the mic and said, "Kiss me Kenny!" How could he say no?
Toby Keith crumples when this war veteran grabs the microphone to say "God bless America" at the end of Keith's show in North Carolina. It's a powerful moment.
During his hometown show in Tulsa, a former Special Olympian named Nathan Putman tried three times to get Brooks’ attention. On the third try he succeeded in handing off a photo and three medals. In exchange, the singer gave Putman his guitar.
Iraq war veteran Justin Patterson has suffered from PTSD for years, and credits Brantley Gilbert's commitment to the troops with pulling him out of it. During a moment backstage, Patterson hands Gilbert his first Purple Heart.
Joey + Rory's Rory Feek asked fans to pray for his wife one night in November. Some of country's biggest stars were happy to help make sure the event was well publicized.
Gracie McGraw's appearance with Tim McGraw on stage in Nashville was a shock. The McGraws are private, and few knew his oldest daughter could sing. As it turns out she can, very well. The song "Here Tonight" ended up on his Damn Country Music album.
At the 2015 CMA Awards Justin Timberlake joined Chris Stapleton on stage for the performance of the night, and perhaps the best performance in a decade on the CMA stage.