WATCH: Drew Baldridge Makes History with First-Ever Gender Reveal On the Grand Ole Opry Stage

Rising country singer/songwriter Drew Baldridge made history over the weekend with the first-ever gender reveal on the Grand Ole Opry…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 6, 2022


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Drew Baldridge, Wife, Katherine; Photos Courtesy Drew Baldridge, Grand Ole Opry

Rising country singer/songwriter Drew Baldridge made history over the weekend with the first-ever gender reveal on the Grand Ole Opry stage. 

The Illinois native was joined by his wife, Katherine (Katie), on the hallowed stage as they prepared to learn whether they were expecting a baby boy or a baby girl. 

Situated next to the couple was a block box adorned with pink and blue hearts. A larger heart in the middle read, ‘it’s a ?’

Baldridge made his way to the center of the stage to open the box and out came two blue balloons.   

“We’re having a boy,” the soon-to-be-father exclaimed. 

Following the show, Baldridge returned to his dressing room where he said, “We just got to reveal our baby gender from the stage, which was awesome. We’re so excited to have a little boy.” 

He also shared his excitement over the opportunity to perform his new single.  

“It was amazing to play my very first single off my brand new project coming later this year. It’s called ‘Little Bit,’ ya’ll go check it out.”

Before the Opry video cut off he added, “I am so excited that I’m having a little boy. I got a fishing buddy! How crazy is this?” 

The on-stage gender reveal took place just days after the couple shared their pregnancy news in an exclusive with People

 “Katie took a test the night before I was going out on tour, and she didn’t expect to get a positive result. She screamed my name upstairs and came downstairs holding the test and we both about fell over with shock and excitement,” Baldridge recalled.

He later shared the moment with fans via Instagram. Click to watch. 

Drew and Katherine wed in May of 2021. Adding to their family has always been in the plan, he admits this pregnancy was a bit “unexpected.” 

“We started talking about starting a family and a life together, and we knew we needed to take this next step so we could make that happen,” Baldridge told People. “Katie makes me a better man. She reminds me to put others first and to love with a bigger heart. I really can’t picture my life without her anymore and I know if she wasn’t in it, I’d feel empty.” 

His latest single, “Little Bit” was co-written by Baldridge with Matt McKinney, Andy Sheridan, Ben Williams and produced by Chris DeStefano. 

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The tune is an ode to small-town life, which is something Drew Baldridge can certainly relate to. 

“I might be biased coming from a town with a population of just 600 people, but I think that there is something special about being raised in a small-town environment,” said Baldridge. “‘Little Bit’ is my way of honoring my upbringing and acknowledging the influence it has on me today.”

Click HERE to stream “Little Bit.”

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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.