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Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans Are Married!

Congrats to the newlyweds, Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans! The two tied the night today! Saturday, December 2, 2017! Their reps confirmed to People:

The country music stars tied the knot in an intimate oceanside ceremony Saturday evening, exchanging vows in front of family and friends on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Grammy-nominated singer walked barefoot down the aisle and wore a simple, classic gown with lace details by Berta, while “Kiss Somebody” singer Evans wore a tux by Joseph Abboud. The newlyweds exchanged David Yurman rings with customized messages engraved inside.



Taylor Swift Surprises WWII Vet’s Family For Christmas!

It’s hard to imagine surviving WWII and still being able to share those stories first hand with family. That’s not all WWII Vet Cyrus Porter loves, he also is known for his love of Taylor Swift‘s music! He’s seen the superstar in concert twice during the 1989 tour and has dreams of seeing her again on the next tour! He’s even grown closer to his children and grandchildren over the special bond!

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Porter didn’t have to wait long for another concert, this time one that came straight into his living room! That’s right, Swift took time December 26th to surprise Porter and his family by flying out to see them! Swift’s dad posted a video of the big surprise!

Just flew to Missouri to visit Cyrus Porter, 96 year old WW II veteran, and huge Taylor fan. What a great man. What a great day!!!!!!

Posted by Scott K. Swift on Monday, December 26, 2016


Swift even performed “Shake It Off” for one of her oldest and dearest fans and took photos with everyone there!


Porter has over 50 grandkids and great grandkids! Talk about one epic gathering!!! Family member Caroline Fowler shared with E! News:

My Popo was ecstatic! He was grinning from ear to ear and even had tears in his eyes. The first thing he said to her was ‘How did you get here?’ He loved every moment. He told her how he was proud of his family, his country and Taylor Swift!

Just in case you weren’t already emotional, here’s a post that includes Swift holding a baby!! Feelz O’Clock.

Taylor Swift! Crashed the Porter Family Christmas!!!! Amazing day to say the least!!!!! This is for real!!!

Posted the video also! What a day!

Posted by Sarah Fowler Ezell on Monday, December 26, 2016

Porter was diagnosed with cancer this year but is staying strong to see Swift again in concert. Prayers are with him and his family. Thank you for your service and for living life to the fullest.

Taylor Swift’s Love Actually Christmas!

Most of us know that Taylor Swift‘s favorite movie is Love Actually. Her best friend, Abigail Anderson shared a photo of the two of them celebrating Christmas together with what we think is a spin on a quote from the movie: “Love actually is all around.”

Christmas is all around us 🎄

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Whatever the inspiration for the caption, it’s got us feeling loved and festive! So glad Swift was able to celebrate Christmas with friends and family! Anderson also posted a photo with Swift’s Mom’s dog, Kitty.

Kitty 🎄#ChristmasCard2016

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Model, Lily Aldridge and her family also spent Christmas Eve with Swift.

Christmas Smooches 🎅🏼😘

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Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas Eve ❤️🌲🎅🏼

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For a little throwback, Swift’s mom is still using the same decorations as years ago. Just compare the tree to this one in 2009!


Swift’s younger brother Austin posted a photo of a signed album from Spector! He was pretty stoked about it! He also shared a photo of the tree!

Happy holidays everybody.

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Swift has always been the best gift giver!! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a great end to 2016!! Here’s to great things in 2017 and hopefully new music from Swift!!

Kelsea Ballerini and Kacey Musgraves Had The Merriest Christmas of All Time!

Love certainly was all around as Country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Kacey Musgraves both got engaged over Christmas weekend!!

Ballerini is now engaged to Country Artist/Singer/Songwriter Morgan Evans who she met March 12 while hosting an award show! There was some definite chemistry there as the two have fallen in love and decided to spend the rest of their lives together in less than a year! When you know, you know!

On march 12th I met and hosted an awards show with @morganevansmusic…

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Can we talk about the ring for a minute? I mean… wow!! He definitely called dibs!!

This morning, 9 months and 13 days later, he got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes and asked me to marry him. Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life. #HECALLEDDIBS


Musgraves is engaged to Singer/Songwriter Ruston Kelly. The couple have also been dating for a short while, but love is love!


Kelly proposed in Musgraves childhood home, a place she said really shaped who she is today.

We had just been at my parent’s house randomly having a night of watching bittersweet old home tapes of all these beautiful family memories that were made in this little, old country house I grew up in that I now have. We came back to that house afterwards and he had somehow pulled off having my sister + brother in-law sneak off and completely decorate my childhood bedroom in the most nostalgic and perfect Christmas decorations. I was bewildered and confused when I saw it all and turned around and the song “Two For The Road” by Henry Mancini was playing (this song is so emotional and’s one of my have to go listen) and he was on his knee with a baby pink velvet ring box and the sparkliest thing I’ve ever seen! 💖It was so special. Of all the places in the world I’ve gotten to see, nowhere could mean more than this happening in tiny Golden, Texas in the


Perfection 💍😭💕 Thank you, my love.

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Congratulations to the happy couples!!!

Kelleigh Bannen on Being Careful Not To Only Show the “Instagram Version” of Herself.

Kelleigh Bannen is one of Variety Beat’s favorite human beings. She’s more than just an amazing artist, but she’s also a really incredible person. She doesn’t ask how you are just because it’s the polite thing to do, but if you’ve had a crappy day, she’ll really want to listen to it, even if she just met you.


At the core of music and story telling is connecting with people and when you connect to someone’s soul, there’s no going back from that. Those are connections you carry with you for the rest of your life, even if your path’s never cross again, that instance mattered.


Bannen recently released her EP after parting ways with her record label so she could be free to release her music. It was a hard decision, but ultimately the best one for herself and the fans. Over the past several years she has released a few singles, but has never been able to put out a collection of music in the form of an album or EP. She’s stated before that it’s hard to keep the connection with fans alive when you’re only releasing one single every 18 months. So she took the risk, she started her own blog, own podcast, released and EP and five music videos to go along with every song on it!


In a recent interview with AXS Bannen talks about the important of being real with herself and with fans so that false perceptions aren’t made. Life is many things, it’s beautiful and tragic. Sometimes we only share with people the really great things and try to keep the bad to ourselves. But it’s sharing those moments that are hardest that allow us to be the most vulnerable and most understood.


“I think it’s really important to show, not just the Instagram version of yourself to fans, and I love Instagram. I also think, that as a woman, the worst thing I can do for younger women or for women who are in a season where they need to be growing, is present an image that my life is perfect or easy or that I always look like I’ve got my act together. I don’t want people to buy in on such a level where they think they have to expect that of themselves too.”

Dear friends, thank you for the overwhelming support you've shown me on this–my first independent release in many years. I've written about this new chapter (pretty candidly) on my blog @thisnashvillelife if you want to read more about it. Also, so many of you have asked how you can be supportive–well, you're doing just that. By cheering me on (publicly and privately), by buying and reviewing the EP (just being honest –link in bio 😳), and telling your friends about it. That's it. As a new(ish) woman in country music what I need most are champions just like you to come along side me if you're so moved. AND give me the chance to encourage you as well by commenting, or messaging me and letting me know how I can cheer you on and pray for you in your passions. That's all. Much love and grateful.

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She also shared advice and encouragement for everyone:

“Know what your unfair advantage is, know what you’re so good at, but no one else can really do it. And whatever that is, like for me, it’s really about what’s the story I’m telling, how can I use my heart and who I am in a way that’s going to be completely different from anyone else. The sooner you figure that out, the more doors you’ll have open for you.”

You can watch the interview here.

Be sure to check out here latest music video “Welcome To The Party.”