Country Babies Born in 2014
Thousands of babies are born every day, but not every baby is a country star's baby. Early on it's been a slow go, but stars like Kelly Clarkson and Joe Don Rooney are still expecting meaning the next generation of superstars will be just as strong as the current generation.
Something about these particular infants enthralls us -- what will they name him? Which parent will she look like? Will he have a camouflage onesie? When they finally arrive, we celebrate by liking photos on Instagram and Facebook, gushing about how adorable they are. Several of our beloved country stars welcomed little ones this year, and we've rounded up all the details for you in our list of country babies born in 2014.
Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood welcomed his first child with wife, Kelli Cashiola Haywood, on Sept. 7, 2014. Cash Van Haywood weighed in at 7 pounds and got his name from a special place. ‘Cash’ comes from Kelli’s maiden name, Cashiola, while Van is Dave’s father’s name.
"So happy to have a healthy baby boy here with us!" Lady Antebellum tweeted. "Cash Van Haywood was born last night, Mom & Dad are doing great and couldn't be happier!"
“God has truly blessed Jennifer and me with this healthy little boy,” the singer shared about his healthy baby boy. “We are so thankful and excited to see our family grow yet again.”
Justin Moore and wife Kate welcomed Rebecca Klein Moore on July 14, 2014 and for the third time, they heard “It’s a girl!” when the bundle of joy was born. The baby, who is named after her paternal great-grandmother, will be called by her middle name. The sweet baby joins big sisters Kennedy Faye and Ella Kole.
“We’re very excited to welcome Rebecca Klein Moore into the world. Both Mom and Klein are healthy,” the Moores say in a statement to People.
Kelly Clarkson welcomed her first baby on June 12, 2014. Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock became the proud parents of River Rose, their 6lbs 6oz, 18 inch little beauty. Clarkson shared the very first photo of her first child with fans directly on Instagram.
“Here is our beautiful baby girl River Rose; 6lbs 6oz, 18 inches, and the greatest thing on the planet,” Clarkson writes, captioning the photo.
'Yeah' singer Joe Nichols became a father for the third when he and his wife, Heather, welcomed Georgia Nichols on May 20, 2014. This is his third daughter, and the younger sister to two-year-old Dylan and 15-year-old Ashelyn. Ashelyn is from a previous relationship. The baby came as a miracle to the couple since Heather had five miscarriages before her birth.
“Its official! At 8:06am we were blessed with our brand new baby girl,” Nichols tweeted.
Zac Brown Band frontman Zac Brown and his wife Shelly became parents for the fifth time after the birth of their first son, Alexander Frost Brown, on May 5, 2014. Alexander certainly was a big boy! He weighed a whopping 11 pounds, 7 ounces.
Brown shared the news on Facebook saying, “We couldn’t have asked for a better and more supportive team to allow us the natural delivery we wanted of our baby boy."
Chris Janson and wife Kelly Lynn have now leveled the boys vs. girls playing field in their family with the birth of their son Jesse Bo on March 19, 2014. He joins the couple's daughter Georgia, born two years before, and Lynn's son and daughter from a previous marriage.
Janson was ecstatic to have a boy, who was actually due on Janson's birthday, April 2.
Now that Jesse has entered the world, the singer is just as thrilled.
"God is so good, and has blessed us in so many ways. These kids are truly gifts, we are thankful, and I love being a dad,” he says.
Songwriting beauty Jessie James and her husband New York Jets player Eric Decker had their first child, Vivianne Rose Decker, March 18, 2014. The new mom appears to be doing well and enjoying parenthood so far. James posed for an Instagram photo next to her stroller, looking gorgeous, as usual -- not at all like she just had a baby.
"I love being a mommy!" she wrote -- and it shows!
Joey and Rory -- a duo both on stage and off -- were thrilled to announce the birth of their baby girl, Indiana Boon Feek, born Feb. 17, 2014. Though Indiana was their first child as a couple, she joined big sisters Hopie and Heidi, Rory's daughters from a previous marriage.
Indiana's birth story is unique right down to her name. According to Rory, 'Indiana' was chosen for several reasons -- from his favorite movies, to the couple's native American heritage, to Joey's home state. But 'Boon' is even more one-of-a-kind. The name was chosen in honor of a young boy who is buried on the land behind the couple's farmhouse, and all those who come before us, says Rory.
The couple since discovered that Indiana has Down's Syndrome, but they view the diagnosis as a blessing.
Country up-and-comer Granger Smith and his wife Amber welcomed their second child, Lincoln Monarch Smith, into the world Jan. 7, 2014. The new member of the family joins his sister, London, who is two years older. Though Lincoln was due to arrive Jan. 11, the birth was scheduled four days earlier. The 'Dirt Road Driveway' singer was overjoyed to expand his family.
“With a full heart, I announce the birth of our son Lincoln. Mom & big sister are good,” Smith wrote on Instagram.