NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017!

Congrats to Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay!  People magazine claims Dan recently married his longtime girlfriend Abbey Law. The couple married in Nashville and included their three dogs in the ceremony. Chief, Joy and Ghost all wore formal doggie clothing. Dan and Abbey served a vegan meal to their wedding guests according to the Daily Mail.  (I wonder if anyone begged for seconds?)
Ace Showbiz claims Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren officially adopted 18 month-old Willa Gray Akins on Thursday. They first met the girl in 2016 during a trip to Uganda.  T.R. and Lauren are also expecting one of their own soon—so, as Thomas says, it’s almost like we’re having twins!
Entertainment Tonight claims Garth Brooks was performing in Kansas City on Saturday when he dedicated his song “Mom” to all of the mothers in the audience. However, Garth’s definition of “mom” is what made the moment special!  He said; “What defines a mom? What defines a mom is that someone who’s there for their babies 24/7, that’s a mom, right? So whether you’ve ever had babies, whether you’ve adopted a baby, whether you’re a guy that was your child’s mom, stand up. This is about the moms, right here. “This is for ALL the MOMS out there!”