Brett Young And His Wife Are ‘Whittling Down’ Names For Their Baby Girl

Country hitmaker Brett Young and his wife Taylor are counting down the days until their baby girl arrives. As her…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 7, 2019


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Country hitmaker Brett Young and his wife Taylor are counting down the days until their baby girl arrives.

As her due date approaches, the soon-to-be-parents have a few big decisions to make, including choosing a name for their daughter.

Finding a name has been an exciting process for the couple, but Young says they haven’t quite decided on one just yet.

“Both me and my wife had like running lists but neither of us had the name,” he recently explained. “You know, it was just whenever we would think of or see something we liked, it’d go into the boy column or the girl column.”

Once they found out they were expecting a girl, they were able to narrow down the list quite a bit.

“We went and A/B’ed our girl column and a lot of them were the same,” he revealed. “And so that’s a good thing, but also the problem with that is that now you have a ton that you have to whittle down. The good news is, is we’re whittling down from names we both had in lists. But we’re still narrowing.”

Brett and Taylor hope to land on a name prior to their baby girl’s arrival. For the “Catch” singer, it’s all part of the fun in picking a name.

“I’m not one of those people that thinks you have to see the baby’s face before you know what their name is. I think they become their name,” he explained. “So it’s gonna be fun watching her grow into whatever her name ends up being.”

As the California native continues to brainstorm names for his baby girl, he’s also scheduled to play a number of fairs and festivals in the coming weeks. On September 13, Young will release The Acoustic Sessions EP, which will include stripped-down versions of tracks from his chart-topping album, Ticket To L.A.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.