As her Alabama Crimson Tide get ready for the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day (1/1), Sara Evans talks about how dominant her team continues to be: 

"I've just been blown away by that dynasty, and it is unreal how...Like, [her husband] Jay always talks about how hard it is to win football games, much less championships, and they've won so much. So, I definitely think as long a [head coach Nick] Saban is there, they'll keep winning because he's just...You know, he recruits the very best of the best. So, it's been amazing to watch and so fun. Football season is so fun."

Carly Pearce feels like New Year's Eve comes with too much hype: 

"I feel like every year it's just kind of the same deal with my friends, especially since I've had the same group of friends in Nashville for almost seven years now and we kind of do the same thing every year. So, it's never really that exciting. It's just another day. The older I get the more I'm just like, ehh whatever. I'm sometimes in bed before the ball drops."

Despite having one loss this season and a matchup with their nemesis Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day (1/1), Lee Brice still thinks his Tigers will be victorious:

"I actually like it whenever you get a wakeup call. You know, Clemson is as talented as any team in the country still, even with some young quarterbacks. But, you know, you gotta come to play every game. I think we still have a shot."

Luke Bryan went above and beyond to surprise his wife, Caroline, on Christmas Day (12/25), giving her two small kangaroos. In a video posted to Instagram, Luke can be seen bringing a bag containing the two critters to Caroline as she sits on the couch blindfolded. Luke then sets the bag on his wife's lap as she removes the blindfold, with the cute marsupials each poking their heads out to her surprise.

The kangaroos are just the latest animal additions to Brett's Barn, a special project that Caroline started in memory of the couple's baby niece, Sadie Brett, who passed away in February from health complications at the age of seven months. With their Brett's Barn project, the couple hopes to honor their late niece by ultimately working with local charities to bring kids out to see the animals.

A video of Luke's Christmas surprise can be seen here:

Sadie Brett is the daughter of Caroline's brother, Bo Boyer, and his wife, Ellen.

The Lady Antebellum family has gotten even bigger with the birth of Dave Haywood's brand-new baby girl, Lillie Renee Haywood. Lillie Renee came into the world on Friday morning (12/22), weighing 7 lbs 6 oz and measuring 19 inches long. Dave announced the birth of his first daughter via social media, calling her "our beautiful Christmas gift" and revealing that she was named after both of her grandmothers. Lillie Renee joins her older brother Cash, who's already three years old. Dave says Lillie and wife Kelli are both "happy and healthy," and added that Cash is "already a great big brother."

Christmas came a little early for Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley, as the couple welcomed their first child into the world on Saturday afternoon (12/23). Their daughter, Olivia Rose, was born in Nashville weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz and measured 19 and ¼ inches long. 

Tyler took to Instagram on Christmas Eve (12/24) to announce the birth of their little girl, saying, "I had no idea I could love somebody as much as I love @hayley_hubbard but last night God gave us Olivia Rose and melted our hearts. We love this little girl more than words can describe and it hasn't even been 24 hours yet. Our life has been forever been changed for the better."

Cole Swindell has had a great 2017 as he is wrapping up another career defining year. However, there will be little downtime as he will be preparing for his already sold-out Down Home Tour which kicks off January 11, 2018 and his just announced first major career headlining tour - Reason To Drink Tour - which launches February 15, 2018 with special guests Chris Janson and Lauren Alaina. 

Cole says, "What an amazing and incredible year it's been. I'm rarely at a loss for words, but when I sit down to think about what we have gotten to do and what we have accomplished I honestly can't put in to words how I feel. I have the best team and band around me and the best fans supporting me. I am so fired up for 2018 and the launch of my first headlining tour! Can't get here fast enough!"

Carrie Underwood is back at the gym after injuring her wrist last month. Carrie was recently photographed at the gym wearing a brace on her wrist, and the actress alongside her had no idea the star was even injured! Adrienne Gang, star of Season 1 of Bravo's Below Deck, snapped a picture with Underwood and shared it on Twitter this week saying: "Just worked out next to @carrieunderwood," she writes. "NBD ... she is adorable and so gracious... LOVE HER



Devin Dawson's debut Dark Horse is set to arrive on January 19th via Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville. CMT has again named Dawson one of country music's most promising acts for the second year in a row with Pandora, MusicRow, AXS, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, and all predicting that 2018 will be his breakout year. Dawson is touring in 2018 with Brett Eldredge.

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