Country Music stars were busy procreating in 2017, making sure we are well stocked with the next generation of country stars.
LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman, Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Lee Brice and many more country artists welcomed precious little bundles of joy into the world this past year.
With babies from Rodney Atkins, Dylan Scott, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard still cooking but arriving any minute, we take a look back all the little ones that graced us in 2017.
21 Adorable Country Music Babies Born in 2017:
1. LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman and Stephen Schlapman // Dolly— January
Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and her husband, Stephen, adopted a baby girl in early January of 2017. Dolly, named after Dolly Parton, joins older sister Daisy.
“The New Year brought our family new love. We’re so excited to introduce you to Daisy’s little sister, Dolly Grace. ❤️” she wrote on Instagram.
2. Mo Pitney and Emily Pitney // Evelyne Nadine Pitney — January 12
Mo and Emily welcomed their first daughter, Evelyne Nadine, in January, after an early arrival. “Well, Evelyne Nadine decided to have her birthday early! Em and I had a number of scares this morning but God intercepted every one of them with His powerful sovereign love.. I couldn’t be more thankful to have our baby and my wife safe and loved..,” Mo shared in a post.
3. Shay Mooney and Hannah Billingsley // Asher James – January 24
Dan + Shay’ Shay Mooney and his fiancée, Hannah, had their first child, a son, on Jan. 24. “It’s hard to describe the love you feel for the first time when you hold your child. I will never be the same. Asher James, I promise to be the father you deserve,” Shay said in a post.
4. The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston and Evyn Mustoe // Jude Daniel Johnston — March 30
Jaren Johnston and his wife, Evyn, welcomed their first song on March 30. “Here he is yall… Say hello to Jude Daniel Johnston. We are absolutely in LOVE!!!! 7lbs 3oz. Born 3-30-17 at 1:32am. We are home , healthy and about to “get out that vinyl,” Jaren said on Instagram.
5. Zac Brown Band’s Jimmy DeMartini and Stacey DeMartini // Jonelle —April 4
Jimmy and Stacey welcomed their fourth child and first daughter, Jonelle on April 4. “Big congratulations to Stacey and Jimmy De Martini who welcomed their fourth child and first daughter Jonelle on April 4, weighing in at 6 lbs 5oz. Jonelle joins big brothers James (9), Joseph (6) and Jackson (almost 2),” Zac Brown Band posted on Instagram.
6. High Valley’s Curtis Rempel and Myranda Rempel // Millie June —April 7
Curtis and his wife Myranda welcomed their second child, a girl, Millie June, on April 7. Millie joined her big brother Ben (3). “Thrilled to welcome our amazing baby girl to the family! Millie June arrived on Friday and her mommy and I couldn’t be more in love,” Curtis said of his new baby girl.
7. Holly Williams and Chris Coleman // Arlo Gale—May 12
Holly and husband Chris welcomed their third child and first son, TK, on May 12. “Our little Arlo Gale Coleman is 15 days old and we couldn’t be more smitten (or emotionally and physically worn down with 3 under 3 in diapers 😅) but every second of every wild minute is such a blessing I can’t believe @colemantime that God chose us to be the parents of these three healthy beautiful little souls,” Holly posted on Instagram.
8. Midland’s Jess Carson and Camille // Parker Emmanual—May 14
Jess and his wife Camille welcomed their second child on May 14 in Texas. Little Parker joins big sister Ida Mae.
9. Josh Abbott and Taylor Parnell // Emery Farryn—May 15
Josh and Taylor their first child, a baby girl, Emery Farryn, on May 15. “New duet partner! Emery Farryn Abbott was born this morning at 12:50am. 19 inches, 6 pounds 13 ounces of love. Baby and mama are healthy & doing amazing!,” Josh wrote in a post.
10. Randy Rogers and Chelsea Rogers // Rainey Ryan —May 16
Randy and his wife Chelsea welcomed their third daughter, Rainey Ryan Rogers, on May 16. The new addition joins sisters Isabel and River. “Welcome to the family Rainey Ryan!,” Randy wrote in a simple post.
11. Lee Brice and Sara Brice // Trulee Nanette Brice — June 2
Lee and his wife Sara welcomed their third child, and first daughter, on June 2. The new baby girl joins older bothers Takoda and Ryker. “We are so blessed and beyond overjoyed to bring our precious baby girl into the world. She’s beautiful, happy and healthy, we could not ask for anything more. Introducing Trulee Nanette Brice. Born June 2, 2017 at 9am, weighing 7lbs, 13 oz and 20 inches long.”
12. Austin Webb and Melanie Webb // Owen —June 4
Austin and his wife Melanie welcomed their first child, a son Owen, on June 4. “Welcome to the world Owen! Best Day of my life, So proud of my wife @melwebb_ ! 5 lbs 14 oz 21″ long . June 4th 2017 at 12:21pm . #babyboy,” Austin wrote about his son’s birth.
13. Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles and Jenna Liles // Rayni Bell —June 8
Stephen and wife Jenna welcomed their second child and first daughter, Rayni Bell, on June 8. Rayni joins big brother Jett. “I’m so lucky I got a cool big brother to protect me! @jettbarkerliles,” read a post on Rayni’s Instagram account.
14. Justin Moore and Kate Moore // Thomas South Moore – June 11
Justin Moore and his wife Kate welcomed their fourth child and first son, Thomas South Moore, on June 11. South joins older sister. “Kate and I already felt like the most blessed people in the world, with our three beautiful daughters. But, we feel even more blessed to have a healthy baby BOY now to add to our family. God has given us another wonderful gift, in him, June 11th,” Justin wrote on Instagram.
15. Ashley Monroe and John Danks // Dalton William Danks — August 4
Ashley and John welcomed their first child, Dalton William Danks, on Aug. 4. “Welcome to the world, love of my life. Dalton William Danks. ❤️,” Ashley said in a post.
16 / 17. Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins // Willa Gray—May and Ada James Akins — August 12
TR became a dad two times over in 2017. The couple adopted Willa Gray from Uganda in May of 2017 and soon after Lauren gave birth to their second daughter, Ada James Akins on Aug. 12.
“Everyone meet Willa Gray Akins! I can’t believe our daughter is finally home🙌🏼 We have been in this adoption process for what seems like forever and are just so filled with joy that we are all finally home together!,” TR said introducing Willa Gray to the world.”
Last night at 10:28 PM Ada James Akins was born and it was truly the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. I can’t believe that we have two daughters!! My wife @laur_akinslabored almost 36 hours😳She is by far the strongest human being I have ever met and I have a new found respect for moms around the world. We are so excited that Willa Gray has a baby sister! Thank you Lord and everyone for the prayers🙌🏼 #outnumbered,” wrote after Ada James was born.
18. LoCash’s Chris Lucas and Kaitlyn Lucas // Violet Reid Lucas — September 3
Chris and Kaitlyn said hello to their third child, Violet Reid Lucas, on Sept. 3. Little Violet joined older siblings Caden (7) and Remi McKenna (19 months). Violet is the second daughter for the couple.
19. Clay Walker and Jessica Walker // Ezra Stephen Walker —November 4
Clay and his wife Jessica welcomed the newest addition to their family, son Ezra Stephen Walker, on Saturday, Nov. 4. Ezra joins his three older siblings, William Clayton (9) Mary Elizabeth (7) and Elijah Craig (4). “Our newest angel!! Ezra Stephen Walker has arrived! He and Mama are healthy and home:) Blessed…thank you for your prayers always🙏🏼,” Clay said on Instagram
20. Brantley Gilbert and Amber Gilbert // Barrett Hardy-Clay— November 11
Brantley and his wife Amber welcomed their first born child, a son, Barrett Hardy-Clay, into the world on Nov. 11, 2017. “Still speechless….,” Brantley wrote with a photo of his son.
21. Jason Aldean and Brittany Aldean // Memphis Aldean Williams — December 1
Jason and his wife Brittany welcomed their first child, Memphis Aldean Williams into the world on Dec. 1, 2017. “So blessed today to see my little man come into the world. In a year that has been a rollercoaster ride, this is what its all about. I cant wait to see what life has in store for this kid. Memphis Aldean… 9lb 5 oz. #mamawasarockstar,” Jason wrote on Instagram.