Meet country music’s newest miniature besties


Babies, babies, babies, everywhere you go we’re rolling in beautiful country music babies! With more than three dozen new little ones added to the families of country stars in 2017, we’re now watching those rapid changes that babies make in that critical first year, and we’re also seeing little relationships develop and grow between moms and babies alike. We’ve seen plenty of little boys like Jason Aldean’s son Memphis and Dee Jay Silver’s boy Wake Silver Perdue start that bond, and now Hayley Hubbard and Lauren Akins are showing us that they’re holding future BFFs.

Born four months apart, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley’s little girl, Olivia Rose, and Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins’ daughter, Ada James, appear vastly different on the developmental scale. But in a picture that Hayley shared on Instagram, their future together seems preordained.

Hayley writes, “So in love with these little angels,  and oh, the adventures they have ahead of them. Can’t wait to watch them grow up together.

So in love with these little angels ???? and oh, the adventures they have ahead of them. Can’t wait to watch them grow up together ❤️ !

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We can’t wait either, Hayley!

Ada James was born on Aug. 12, 2017 and Olivia Rose on Dec. 23. At this stage in their lives, that’s a significant gap. In a chart shared by our pals at The Bump, we can see that at one month old, little Liv is able to recognize sounds and smells, including Mommy’s breast milk, and communicates through crying, as we saw in the video Daddy Tyler shared on InstaStories.

Her new bestie, Ada, is a little further along in development, obviously able to lift her head and babble, even mimicking sounds. And if she hasn’t already, she’ll soon be breaking in those first teeth.

Obviously, as the girls get older, those developmental gaps will be much briefer, so to predict that these two could be best friends is not unimaginable at all. In fact, since they’ll share a similar lifestyle, it is highly likely. Can’t you just imagine them playing together with Ada James’ big sister, Willa Gray, backstage at music festivals?

Of course, likely to be joining them backstage will be Lillie Renee, the new daughter of Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and his wife, Kelli, who was also born in December, and a mob of other tots and toddlers. And while boys born in country music in 2017 outnumbered the girls, we feel pretty good about these strong women raising strong daughters who aren’t going to put up with any playground guff.

It’s going to be so much fun watching all of these little nuggets grow, but what we really can’t wait for is to see how many of them are going to follow in their famous fathers’ and mothers’ footsteps and eventually work their way into the music business. We’ve seen signs from some of their older siblings that it could happen, but heck, at this point, country music could have the biggest and best choir in the world in about 16 years!