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Country Music’s 10 Hottest Dads

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In honor of Father’s Day, we knew we had to celebrate country music’s great fathers. They love their kids, they write excellent songs, they put on phenomenal concerts…and they look pretty hot while doing so. Today, we salute country’s music’s 10 Hottest Dads.

While it was hard to narrow it down, these hunky dads stole our top ten spots.

Josh Kelley Adopts New Daughter

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Congratulations to Josh Kelley and his wife, Katherine Heigl! The pair confirmed to PEOPLE magazine that they’ve adopted a second daughter. Although no details are available at this time, we here at Keepin’ it Country sincerly wish them and their now-bigger family the best.

The pair previously adopted their first daughter, Naleigh Moon, from North Korea.

Jake Owen Seeing Stars That Serve

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A night out in Nashville had Jake Owen seeing stars and SEALS.  In this case, they were one and the same.

The RCA recording artist attended the Act of Valor movie screening in Nashville last night.  He wrote and recorded a song, “The Best I Can,” for the movie soundtrack and was anxious to see the film, which features active-duty Navy SEALS.

“Getting to hang out with the Navy SEALS last night was truly the biggest honor of my life,” says Jake. “Everyone should go see Act of Valor.  The movie is so intense, but it’s real. It reminds you that every single day you should be very grateful to live in this country.”

On February 14, Jake travels to NYC to perform his Top-10 hit single, “Alone with You,” on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which airs at 12:30 a.m. ET.

By the way, the rest of the Act of Valor soundtrack is pretty much a country collaboration.  Other performers on the album include Keith Urban, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Trace Adkins, Josh Kelley and Wynonna.

Josh Kelley Releases New Music Video About Daughter

Josh Kelley, Naleigh & Katherine Heigl.

In November, we spoke to Josh Kelley about his brand new music video out today about his daughter. He was excited then to release the single and video, and now fans can finally see how all the hard work paid off. The very personal song, “Naleigh Moon,” needed to have just a personal music video. The tribute to his adopted daughter with wife Katherine Heigl features home videos of their three-year old daughter. Josh co-wrote the song with  producer Clint Lagerberg.

“I knew you [Heigl] were going to do a great job and you’re an awesome story teller,” Josh says to Heigl at their family home. He adds, “Also, I knew you would do it for free.” The video was shot in Los Angeles and includes home footage of Naleigh over the past couple of years.

When asked about how people were reacting to the music video, Josh said:

 “People loved it. My manager showed it to the record label. The CEO from the record label called me and said, ‘We just played the video for the whole label and over half the people were crying.’”

Josh has been touring non-stop in support of his “Georgia Clay” album. He’s opened for superstar acts Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert in 2011.

Josh Kelley & David Nail Added To ASCAP Music Cafe Lineup

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ASCAP has announced its line-up for the Sundance 2012 Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Returning for the 14th year is the ASCAP Music Cafe which will feature a mix of composers, songwriters and artists from every genre. Among those artists announced is country music’s own Josh Kelley and David Nail. The event, which is open for credential holders, will also have performances by David Gray, Ingrid Michaelson, Garland Jeffreys, James McCartney, The All-American Rejects, Erin Barra, Terence Etc, Bailey Cooke, Jeremy Current, Flying Lotus, John Forte and Friends (Natasha Bedingfield, Ben Taylor, and Sergey), Lisa Hannigan, Jenny O, Dayna Kurtz, Greg Laswell, The Two, Chris Velan, We Are Augustines, and Mike Violia & Ryan Miller.

This year, ASCAP will also be hosting an invitation-only ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party on January 24th, 2012. The event will give both composers and filmmakers the chance to meet in a warm and intimate setting.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Josh Kelley

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Josh Kelley quickly became one of my favorite people to interview in our phone call a few minutes ago. After apologizing for calling early, we joked around about how it’s normal in the business to be late for interviews.

Josh called us from Las Vegas with the boys staring at him during load out, and right before he was going to head into a tattoo studio. Josh updated us on his career, if his brother has gotten on his nerves yet on the Lady Antebellum tour, why Blake Shelton is a liar, news on his next single and music video, details on his new “soulful” record, and about the tattoo he’s getting tonight for his daughter and wife. Read our exclusive, and entertaining, interview with Josh Kelley below:

DVR Alert: Gary Allan, Eddie Montgomery & Josh Kelley On Day Jobs

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Did you miss the first airing of GAC’s “Day Jobs” episode featuring Gary Allan, Eddie Montgomery and Josh Kelley? They’ll be repeating it tonight at 9 pm EST on GAC-tv.

Gary Allan returns to life as a general contractor on a job site, and left the day wanting to remodel a room in his house. He works with Chance as his boss from the Keystone Building Group.

Eddie Montgomery goes back in time to his work as a butcher. He used to work in his family butchery, and his work alongside the Taglios family brings back more memories than he thought it would.

Josh Kelley returns to his career as a golf instructor, even though it’s been 10 years since he worked at a golf course. He works at the Anaconda Hills and is put right to work washing golf carts, retrieving balls, and dealing with a pack of 10 year olds out to get him.

Catch other air times of the episode HERE.

Josh Kelley’s New Music Video: Gone Like That

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Josh Kelley released the music video for “Gone Like That” on YouTube / VEVO this week. Check it out and let us know what you think about his newest single under the “read more” button.

Josh Kelley Fighting Childhood Hunger

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Josh Kelley is teaming up with the Con-Agra Foods Foundation’s Hunger-Free Summer Program with Feeding America. As his role as the celebrity spokesman for the organization, he will travel around America to visit food banks to raise awareness of childhood hunger and poverty in the United States. He will volunteer his time at food banks that have received Hunger-Free Summer grants for community-based programs. Kelley will visit food banks in Kansas City, Austin, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Omaha.

He is planning on bringing to attention that over 21 million American children in low-income families each school year receive lunches each weekday from the United States Department of Agriculture’s free and reduced-price lunch program. However, when school is over,  these children do not have these meals and face hunger every day. The Hunger-Free Summer program is dedicated to providing lunches to these children.

He will be also be spending much of his time this year opening for Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” tour.