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How Grandma Reba McEntire Bonded with Kelly Clarkson’s Daughter: ‘I Started Feeding Her!’

04/19/2015 at 11:00 PM ET

We know she’s an awesome mother-in-law, but how is Reba McEntire as a grandma?

As it turns out, she and and little River Rose have totally bonded — though it took a beat for Kelly Clarkson‘s 10-month-old baby girl to warm up to the country icon.

“Every time she looked at me, she’d start crying — just squawking! It was serious!” McEntire, 60, said backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. “So at Christmas at their house, I said, ‘Kelly, give her to me.’ I held her and started feeding her. She looked at the bottle, looked at me and smiled. We’ve been friends ever since.”

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Jessie James Decker: Why My Second Pregnancy Has Been ‘Completely Different’

04/13/2015 at 12:15 PM ET

Pregnancy has been as effortless as it looks for Jessie James Decker.

Despite it being her second child — the country singer and her husband, New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker, are already parents to 12-month-old daughter Vivianne Rose — everything has been “completely different” for the mom-to-be.

“It could not be more opposite than it was with Vivianne,” James Decker, 27, told PEOPLE at the Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 premiere in New York City on Saturday. “The first time I threw up every day, I was really sick, really exhausted.”

She adds, “This one, I have more energy and I don’t feel as sick, no cravings. The only way I really know I’m pregnant is I feel this bump growing and a baby moving around.”

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Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood Welcome Son Isaiah Michael

03/03/2015 at 11:05 AM ET

Mike Fisher Carrie Underwood Welcome Son Isaiah Michael
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Carrie Underwood is blown away: She’s a mom!

The country singer welcomed her first child, a son, with husband Mike Fisher on Friday, Feb. 27, Underwood announced Tuesday on Facebook.

“Tiny hands and tiny feet … God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher — born February 27,” the first-time mom captioned a sneak peek of her newborn.

Fisher’s paternity leave was cut short as The Nashville Predators hockey player was back on the ice for a Saturday match in their hometown. But his son’s birth could be his good luck charm: The star forward scored and his team earned yet another win, a possible lock-in for the playoffs despite losing Tuesday night’s game in New Jersey.

“We were excited; there’s nothing better than being a dad. Obviously, the important thing is everyone is feeling good and mom’s feeling good,” Fisher told reporters after the loss. “We’re definitely blessed to have him join us in our lives. There’s no better feeling.”

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Eric Church Welcomes Son Tennessee Hawkins

02/19/2015 at 06:54 PM ET

Eric Church Welcomes Son Tennessee Hawkins
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Nashville has inspired much more than Eric Church‘s music career!

The country singer welcomed his second child, son Tennessee Hawkins Church, with wife Katherine on Sunday, Feb. 15, he announced via Facebook on Thursday.

Baby boy, whom the couple plan to call Hawk, weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz., and is 21 inches long.

“I’m thrilled that Hawk and his mom are doing well,” Church, 37, writes. “We aren’t sleeping very much, but we are enjoying every part of this incredible journey. I’m very blessed and thankful.”

Church — who announced the pregnancy by tweaking the lyrics to a song during a concert in September — and his wife are already parents to 3-year-old son Boone McCoy.

The birth of his second child comes in the midst of an exciting time for Church: Not only did he recently perform at the Grammys, but he is nominated for four Academy of Country Music Awards in April, including male vocalist of the year and album of the year for The Outsiders.
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Hillary Scott Tells Carrie Underwood Her Tricks to Touring with a Baby

02/13/2015 at 04:45 PM ET

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As the birth of her first child grows near, Carrie Underwood is doing her homework on how to balance motherhood with superstardom.

And one of her greatest teachers so far has been friend Hillary Scott, who’s happy to share advice on touring with babies on board.

“Carrie and I are really good friends and it was an honest, expectant [and] new mom conversation,” the Lady Antebellum singer, 28, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Adds the mom to 18-month-old daughter Eisele Kaye, “It’s a weird transition at first — you feel like you have to split your brain because you’re in such a mommy mode and then you’ve got to work at such an intense job too.”

Rule number one? Resist the temptation to tiptoe around the new baby.

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Mike Fisher: I Want to Be ‘the Best Dad’ I Can Be

02/12/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

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It’s a good time to be Mike Fisher.

The hockey star has scored more points per game this season than ever before, his team, the Nashville Predators, holds the NHL’s best record and — best of all — he’s about to become a dad.

“I think it’s going to be awesome,” Fisher tells The Tennessean of having his first child — a son — with wife Carrie Underwood.

“I’ve always tried to balance things out in life. I think that’s important, and obviously kids are going to add a different dynamic that I can’t wait for.”

Underwood, who’s keeping her due month under wraps, but did skip the Grammys because she’s too far along, is “having a good pregnancy,” Fisher told the paper. “Everything has been going great so we’re blessed that way and praying everything will go well for the next little bit.”

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Why Hillary Scott May Need a ‘Box of Kleenex’ Before Lady A’s New Tour

02/03/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

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Hillary Scott might be in for a second honeymoon when Lady Antebellum kicks off their Wheels Up 2015 Tour with a three-week, eight-city run through Europe and Australia.

But the trip will be “bittersweet” for Scott — whose husband, Chris Tyrrell, is the band’s drummer — as the couple will be leaving their 18-month-old daughter Eisele Kaye at home.

“Do you have a box of Kleenex before I start talking about it? My little girl is not going,” Scott, 28, told reporters Monday at a brunch in Nashville to celebrate the tour announcement.

“It’s just logistically a nightmare. But she will be in good hands. My mom will spoil her rotten and I’ll have to come home and probably rewrite a lot of bad habits.”

The first-time mama will have plenty to keep her busy, too. When she’s not on stage, Scott jokes she’ll be indulging in retail therapy.

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