Russell Dickerson and Wife Kailey Expecting First Child

And baby makes THREE! Russell Dickerson and his wife, Kailey, are expecting their first child. The couple confirmed the news…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 15, 2020


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And baby makes THREE!

Russell Dickerson and his wife, Kailey, are expecting their first child.

The couple confirmed the news to People on Wednesday (April 15), revealing that they had been trying to conceive for quite some time.

“It just got to the point where we’re like, ‘Well, if it happens, it happens. It’ll happen when it does.’ It’s all God’s timing on that part,” Dickerson shared. “So yeah, I was completely surprised.”

Kailey revealed the news to the “Love You Like I Used To” singer on New Year’s Day. After their extended family left, she told Russell she had one more Christmas present for him.

“She put a stocking up on the mantel and I opened it,” he told People, calling it “sweetest” surprise.

Inside the stocking, he found “little navy blue slippers with big white letters on them.” The slippers read: “Best Dad.”

Kailey’s pregnancy is going well so far and lucky for her, she’s had “zero” morning sickness.

As for the baby’s gender, the couple plans to share that news when they begin work on their nursery.

“I’ve been rocking the dad shoes for a while now. NOW they’re official!” Dickerson joked.

Russell and Kailey wed in 2013. They recently bought a new home together and plan to begin plans for the nursery soon.

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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.