Christmas 2016 was a time of family time, merriment and new beginnings. First up, country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves dropped an engagement bombshell. "I didn't say yes...I said HELL YESSSS! Last night, the best man I've ever met got down on one knee in my little pink childhood home...in the same room I played with my ponies and barbies and asked me the easiest question I've ever been asked," she wrote on Instagram on Christmas morning posing her left hand adorned with a shiny new rock. "I finally know what everyone means when they say 'you just know.'"
Musgraves officially began dating Ruston Kelly in the public eye earlier this year. She later added a video clip, captioning it: "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 and 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 started playing (this song is so emotional and sweet..it's one of my favorites..you 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! Then my sister busted in and captured it all with her camera. It was so beyond 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 house that completely made me who I am."
Country's new darling Kelsea Ballerini soon took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal her own bit of holiday cheer. "I GET TO MARRY MY AUSSIE. <y heart is bursting from loving this human so much. luckiest girl in the world," she wrote, attaching photos flaunting her new ring and smooching her finance Morgan Evans. The newcomer later took to Instagram to offer more heartfelt words, with the hashtag #HECALLEDDIBS, "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."
Meanwhile, Ashley Monroe had a very different announcement, her first pregnancy. "Best present ever. Merry Christmas everyone.. so many new things coming in 2017," she wrote on Instagram, captioning her sonogram with emojis plastered across the photo. She married John Danks, who plays for the Atlanta Braves, back in 2013 at Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm; Blake Shelton officiated the wedding.
Furthermore, Love & Theft singer Stephen Barker Liles revealed him and his wife Jenna are expecting a little baby girl--their second child together. In the clip (below), he opens a perfectly wrapped Christmas package. When the lid opens, a balloon emblazoned with "It's a Girl" floats up to the ceiling. "So excited to have a new baby !!! @jettbarkerliles is gonna be a great big brother! @jennaliles a little girl ! Best Christmas gift ever..." he later wrote on Instagram.
Shay Mooney, of hit duo Dan + Shay, also revealed the gender and name of his first child with Hannah Billingsley. "I am beyond blessed. I can't believe I get to call this beautiful woman mine. The last year has been the best of my life. @hannah.billingsley I love you like crazy and you're gonna be the best mom in the whole world. I pray that our baby is just like you...if they're anything like me, we got a long road ahead," he wrote on Instagram. "I don't know how good of a dad I'll be, but I have the best one in the world to help me along. All that being said...we can't wait to meet you Asher James. I already love you more than I thought I was capable of. See ya soon little man."
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