Country Stars Embrace Historic Nashville Snow

These artists made the most of the record-breaking snowfall event.

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 16, 2024

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Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini, Warren Zeiders; Photos Courtesy Instagram

Nashville, Tennessee experienced a historic snowfall event on Monday (Jan. 15) with a record-breaking average of 8 inches, according to the U.S. National Weather Service. Music City found itself under a winter storm warning on Monday, followed by frigid temperatures and a wind chill advisory on Tuesday (Jan. 16). With most of Nashville shut down due to the winter weather conditions and many roads left impassable, country music artists were left with nothing to do but enjoy the snow. 

With a winter wonderland outside their front doors, many artists found ways to entertain themselves amid the cold. Some frolicked with their families, others enjoyed the snow with their dogs, many took in the winter landscape with their significant others, and some by themselves. 

No matter how they chose to have fun in the snow, it’s clear that this sudden weather event brought a few days of peace to the usually busy lives of these country music stars. The layer of snow gave them a short break from the hustle and bustle of life as musicians, letting them relax and enjoy the calm and beautiful scene that nature had covered Nashville with. 

Amid the snow-covered city, country stars like Sam Hunt, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, Wynonna Judd, and many more, shared glimpses of their joyful snow days on social media, capturing heartwarming moments and creating cherished memories in the winter chill. Here’s what country music’s hottest stars and rising artists have been up to in the snow…

Sam Hunt shared a photo holding his daughter, Lucy Louise, with a simple caption, “Snow Day!” 

Photo Courtesy Sam Hunt
Photo Courtesy Sam Hunt

According to Nicole Combs’ Instagram stories, Luke Combs spent the day in the snow with his oldest son, Tex. 

Photo Courtesy Nicole Combs
Photo Courtesy Nicole Combs

Wynonna Judd’s snow day was filled with family, good food, and moments by the fire. 

Kelsea Ballerini took a different approach to the frigid temps and decided to lounge in her hot tub with her boyfriend Chase Stokes. 

New mom Kimberly Perry introduced her son, Whit Costello, to the snow for the first time. 

Photo Courtesy Kimberly Perry
Photo Courtesy Kimberly Perry

Caleb Lee Hutchinson coined himself the “Undisputed Snowball Fighting Champion of the World” after playing in the snow. 

Photo Courtesy Caleb Lee Hutchinson
Photo Courtesy Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Chris Janson created what he dubbed the “redneck ski mobile’ and pulled his son in a boat behind his truck.

Kassi Ashton built a snowman. 

Superstar Kenny Chesney enjoyed some time with his pup, Poncho, and used his Blue Chair Bay Rum to measure the snowfall. 

Kenny Chesney, Poncho; Photos via Facebook
Kenny Chesney, Poncho; Photos via Facebook

Alex Hall spent some quality time with his wife and son. 

Before heading to Mexico to perform at Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa, Jon Pardi spent some time with his family, including his pregnant wife, Summer, and their daughter Presley, in the snow. 

Jon Pardi with Family; Photo Courtesy Instagram
Jon Pardi with Family; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Randall King ventured out to Music Row to see an advertisement for his upcoming album, Into the Neon, displayed near his label home, Warner Music Nashville. “I heard they killed country music down on music row…but here we are…,” he wrote. 

Rising star Chase Matthew wasn’t willing to let the snow keep him from enjoying life. He hopped into his truck and did donuts in a nearby parking lot. 

Erin Kinsey took selfies with her dog, who was “in his natural habitat” in the cold. 

Photo Courtesy of Erin Kinsey
Photo Courtesy of Erin Kinsey

Old Dominion’s Matt Ramsey cruised around in his Jeep, which is pretty much the only way to get around Nashville at this point. 

RaeLynn and her daughter embraced the colder temps and stepped outside for an adorable mommy/daughter photoshoot.

Photo Courtesy RaeLynn
Photo Courtesy RaeLynn

Warren Zeiders joked that he was “up to snow good.”

Photo Courtesy Warren Zeiders
Photo Courtesy Warren Zeiders

The latest weather reports show that the temperature in Nashville isn’t expective to get much above freezing until early next week, so the snow just might stick around a bit longer.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.