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Luke Bryan on Raising Nephew Til After His Brother-in-Law’s Death: ‘We Woke Up and Had a Teenager in Our Midst’

09/29/2016 at 10:30 AM ET

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Luke Bryan has learned a few important lessons about parenting a teenager — far sooner than he had expected.

The singer stepped up to care for nephew Til and nieces Kris and Jordan after the sudden death of Bryan’s brother-in-law in 2014. The children’s father had been raising his kids on his own following Bryan’s late sister’s death in 2007.

Bryan and his wife Caroline have since settled into life with 14-year-old Til, who now lives with the family in Nashville. The country crooner calls their blended group “a social experiment” — an “amazing” one, he notes.

“We woke up and had a teenager in our midst, but we love it,” Bryan tells PEOPLE. “It’s nothing but positive. Til is having a blast and I think he’s finally settled in being in Nashville.”

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Carrie Underwood Does Her Laundry (and Hair and Makeup!) on Tour: It ‘Makes Me Feel Human’

09/02/2016 at 01:30 PM ET

Carrie Underwood Laundry on Road with Son
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“Dirty Laundry” isn’t just Carrie Underwood‘s latest single: It’s a day-to-day task that doesn’t stop when she’s on tour.

“We travel with a washer-dryer. Doing my own laundry makes me feel like a human,” the 33-year-old country singer tells PEOPLE of life on the road with 18-month-old Isaiah Michael, her son with her NHL player husband Mike Fisher.

In fact, having bits of her everyday life with her on tour is crucial for the seven-time Grammy winner.

“I bring my dogs, which is a little piece of home. And I have a cooking surface on the bus because I like to cook as much as possible. Room service gets old,” adds Underwood, who just resumed her North American portion of The Storyteller Tour — Stories in the Round with a show in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday.

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‘HFE’! Luke Bryan Posts Sweet Photo of His Sons ‘Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day’

08/04/2016 at 01:15 PM ET

For Luke Bryan, life is imitating art.

In a series of photos the country singer, 40, posted to social media, it seems he has been making the best of the summer weather by taking advantage of some water-focused activities.

“HFE,” is the simple caption accompanying a Wednesday shot of himself and sons Thomas “Bo” Boyer, 8, and Tatum “Tate” Christopher, 6 next week, proudly holding up a fish they caught.

The acronym is a nod to Bryan’s latest hit single to go No. 1: “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day.”

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David Nail on Fertility Struggles Before His Twins: We Felt ‘Like Everything Was Stacked Against’ Us

07/15/2016 at 11:00 AM ET

David Nail became a first-time dad in December to twins Lawson Brent and Lillian Catherine. And now, he’s opening up about the fertility struggles he and wife of seven years Catherine endured on their multiple-year journey toward expanding their family.

“A lot of what we dealt with had to do with me,” admits the country singer, 37, in a video for his website’s #Fighter series, which premiered Wednesday and will lead up to the Friday release of Nail’s album Fighter. “As a man, you definitely don’t want to hear that.”

Aside from Nail’s video — in which he and Catherine discuss their fertility issues and Nail’s past experiences with long-term depression — the six-episode series will run inspirational “fighter” stories from everyday people who have conquered hurdles in their own lives.

The “Night’s On Fire” crooner also recounts his thoughts behind their decision to implant two embryos, regardless of the risk and difficulty involved in potentially having and raising twins.

” ‘It’s been this difficult … if we are so lucky to have two, it may be the only two we ever get,’ ” Nail recalls saying.

David Nail Family Photo Fighter Series
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Jake Owen Let Daughter Pearl Choose the Color of His New Boat – She Picked Pink!

07/04/2016 at 09:45 AM ET

Jake Owen
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It’s no secret that Jake Owen loves to be on the water. It’s also no secret that he loves hanging out with his daughter Olive Pearl  — so it’s no surprise that she picked out the colors of her dad’s newest boat.

Well, almost.

“She wanted pink and blue, although I thought pink and blue might not be the greatest combination,” Owen told PEOPLE at CMA Fest, where he opened the show by coming up to the stage on a boat, in June.

“We stuck with the pink and went pink and silver sparkle flakes.”

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Charles Kelley Says Motherhood Makes His Wife ‘Really Sexy’: There’s ‘Beauty in the Way She Handles Our Baby’

07/04/2016 at 09:25 AM ET

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Charles Kelley is suffering from first-time dad problems.

“I can’t tell if he’s smiling or [if] it’s gas,” the Lady Antebellum singer, 34, told PEOPLE of his son before taping the latest installment of CMT Crossroads alongside Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas.

Kelley and his wife Cassie welcomed their first child, Ward Charles, in February and the two are relishing their “really chill” baby boy.

“As of now, I see him as a very even temperament,” Kelley says. “If we have another kid, I’m sure that will change everything.”

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Keifer Thompson Jokes Charles Kelley Looks Like a ‘New Dad’ Who Is ‘Not Sleeping’

06/09/2016 at 12:45 PM ET

Even celebrities aren’t free of the wrath of sleepless newborns.

“We don’t sleep,” Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley told PEOPLE Wednesday night on the red carpet at the CMT Awards. “I don’t know if Ward is just growing so fast or teething or what, but we don’t get any sleep.”

The Grammy-nominated artist, 34 — who welcomed his first child, son Ward Charles, in February — admits that the new lifestyle has been hardest on his wife Cassie, who stays up with their baby boy throughout the night for feedings.

“By the time 6:30 a.m. rolls around, she’s ready for a break,” he says, “which I’m not used to — I’m used to sleeping until 10 a.m.! It’s a different world, man.”

Charles and Cassie Kelley CMT Awards
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