Top Country Artists New Year’s Resolutions January 7, 2019 LIFESTYLE, LISTS, NEWS Happy New Year! It is officially 2019 and with that it’s time to start focusing on how we can better ourselves and help the people around us. Whether it’s getting out of your comfort zone or just changing small habits, having a New Year’s resolution can help us start 2019 on a positive note. A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions and country stars are no different. Ring in 2019 by checking out some New Year’s resolutions from country music’s biggest names! What’s your New Year’s resolution? Let us know on social media and cheers to 2019! Aaron Goodvin “To eat well on the road. Hardest thing ever!” View this post on Instagram You said it @Spotify @spotifycanada! #spotify #thankyou #myfansrock A post shared by Aaron Goodvin (@aaronjgoodvin) on Dec 6, 2018 at 2:08pm PST Bobby Wills “More time on the beach, that’s my resolution for sure!” View this post on Instagram A few days in the Alabama sunshine. #ShesoAlabama #SouthernCharm #StillSummer A post shared by Bobby Wills (@bobbywillsmusic) on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:21am PDT Vanessa Marie Carter “To try more things that scare me.” View this post on Instagram Pass the wine, and to all a goodnight. Or something like that A post shared by Vanessa Marie Carter (@vanessamariecarter) on Dec 24, 2018 at 4:27pm PST Jason Benoit “Treat my body better!” View this post on Instagram Thanks to everyone who listened to me and streamed my music online in 2018!! I’m so excited for you to hear my New music coming soon! 🙏😊 ..#muchlove #thankyou #spotify @spotify @spotifycanada A post shared by Jason Benoit (@jasonbenoitcountry) on Dec 7, 2018 at 4:55pm PST Madeline Merlo “Do more yoga, drink more water, love myself more.” View this post on Instagram Imma be 100% with you guys and let you know that 2018 was kind of a jerk. Some absolutely epic highs stand out but I grieved the loss of two members of my family and spent a lot of the year tripping and falling as well. I learned that Shania Twain is just as sweet as you think she is, Nashville is truly a magical city, healing is not linear, Love is hard and I have the most amazing people surrounding me. From a musical place I have so much so say and can’t wait to share it with you guys. Next week a song is coming out that is in so many ways my musical heart. It’s soulful and honest and I’m buzzing with excitement for you guys to hear it. Goodbye 2018 👋🏼 🌱 A post shared by Madeline Merlo ❁ (@madelinemerlo) on Dec 31, 2018 at 1:10pm PST Jess Moskaluke “Maybe to try to spend a little less time doing things for everyone else, and a little more time working on myself.” View this post on Instagram This year has been one for the books. It feels like the last 5 or 6 years of my life have been one long year that’s gone by in the blink of an eye, and I really haven’t taken time to sit back and appreciate the highlights. So this post is just that. The highlights. • My personal favourite one was our wedding day. I’m so fortunate to have found someone like Clay who embraces this abnormal career I’ve chosen and supports me through the good, the, bad, and the ugly. I genuinely hope every one of you reading this can find someone or something that makes you as happy as my husband makes me. ❤️ • Next was winning album of the year at the @ccmaofficial awards for “Past The Past”. The first time a woman has won this award in 14 years. (High five to my girl @cdjinthehouse for “Dress Rehearsal”!) Like every album I’ve released, I poured everything I had into this one. Unlike any other album I’ve released, I brought in a camera crew to record the studio process, and had to try to work through recording, filming, creating, and keeping my composure when finding out my grandpa passed on our last studio day. This album has more emotion than any other, and I can’t imagine a better way to honour my grandfather’s memory. • This guy asked me to go on tour with him for some reason. Again. (Ready for #TheJourneyTour with @imalbertabound @highvalleyofficial and @hunterbros in T-minus 26 days!!!) • I had the opportunity to record and release a Christmas record full of my favourite holiday tracks with a handful of my favourite people (@imalbertabound @hunterbros @thelovelocks @cassadeepope) – it’s still not too late to listen to Christmas music you know… #ASmallTownChristmas • I knocked a pretty cool thing off the old bucket list and got to play @thebluebirdcafe_ with @philbarton222 with my best friend in the room before @courtdanielson9 went back to Australia. • Last, but VERY much not least, I met, chatted with, hugged (a LOT), got pointers from, and shared a stage with my childhood idol, @shaniatwain while singing her songs in front of her with my girlfriends @kiraisa1 and @madelinemerlo. Hard to go up from there, hey? Happy New Year! A post shared by Jess Moskaluke (@jessmoskaluke) on Dec 30, 2018 at 9:48am PST Dan Davidson “My resolutions are all so stupid. I mean I always have the typical health one we all make. I’m starting to see some great results from a program that the Brett Kissel band recommended to me (Athlean X) which is exciting! I’m going to do my best to stick to that and not get lazy. I think a big health resolution for me is to drink water! It sounds funny but I don’t drink nearly enough water. Coffee on the other hand… Also, I want to stay creatively balanced. Focus on my country music for sure but I have had top 40s in 3 genres now and I want to keep making sure I’m making a dent in Canadian music a writer as well. My publishers at Red Brick Songs are amazing – they get me into so many great situations, I just have to make sure I’m taking advantage of all my opportunities!” View this post on Instagram TWO @theincredibles photos on my best nine? Happy 2019 everyone!! #theincredibles #brettkissel #dadlife #tour #wewerethatsongtour2018 #christmas #girlgang A post shared by Dan Davidson (@itsdandavidson) on Dec 31, 2018 at 8:19am PST The Abrams “To listen closer, pray longer, and love harder.” View this post on Instagram Couple of bros on music row. #nashville #newsongs A post shared by THE ABRAMS (@theabramsmusic) on Dec 6, 2018 at 1:45pm PST Meghan Patrick “Worry less about the things I can’t control.” View this post on Instagram 2018. The year that simultaneously tried to break me but also gave me the greatest blessings of my life. Many lessons learned, lessons that hurt, but also taught me more about myself than any other year of my life. I fell in love twice this year. Once with my sweet Maisy girl when I became her Aunt. Once, and over and over again with a man who seemingly knew exactly how to love me from the moment I met him. I got to hunt hogs out of a helicopter. I got to tour across the country with the best band a girl could ask for, and even made our way out to France for our first European show. We played our first sold out headlining festival. Played our first cross country co-headline (nearly all sold-out) tour with my boys @jamesbarkerband and @jojomasonmusic. I got my first #1 at Canadian country radio with a song that I am so proud of, and watched my best friend get his first #1. I got my heart broken and my trust betrayed, but I had the most amazing team, friends and family right behind me ready to help me pick up the pieces. I grew closer to God and chose faith over fear (although I’m still working on that one). 2018, thank you for showing me what I’m made of and for giving me forever love. A post shared by Meghan Patrick (@megpatrickmusic) on Dec 31, 2018 at 12:50pm PST Shawn Austin “To actually stick to a resolution. I don’t really have anything specific this year, maybe just to keep putting out new music!” View this post on Instagram What a year it’s been…. Thanks to every fan, listener and music lover who has shared some time with me over the last 365, let’s make the next even more memorable 🍾🍻 A post shared by Shawn Austin (@shawnaustinmusic) on Dec 30, 2018 at 11:47am PST Jojo Mason “My New Year’s Resolutions are to give more hugs and to not worry as much about things I can’t control. The universe is going to give you back what you put out. Good vibes only!” View this post on Instagram What an amazing year!!! Thank you for showing me so much love! And thank you @spotify @spotifycanada for supporting myself and so many artists hustling and putting in work!! Can’t wait to see how we do next year y’all!! #ThatsAWrap #spotifywrapped2018 #jojomason #newmusiccomingsoon #LetsGo A post shared by JoJo Mason (@jojomasonmusic) on Dec 8, 2018 at 7:19am PST Kira Isabella “To be nicer and less critical of myself.” View this post on Instagram Alexa,play Truck Yeah A post shared by Kira Isabella 🇨🇦 (@kiraisa1) on Dec 29, 2018 at 4:31pm PST Andrew Hyatt “Get a McDonald’s sponsorship.” View this post on Instagram 2018 had some incredible moments. If you’re seeing this, thank you for being a part of a great year. Thank you Fans and thank you Country Radio! I’m looking to 2019 and all the good that’s coming ! Happy New Year ! #604records #habit #doitwithyou #bootsandhearts #getloudtour #dirtroadstoriestour #siriusxm #siriusxmtopofthecountry #applemusic #topofthecountry #spotify #bigvalleyjamboree …. as @brad.gibb would say #blessed 📸 @maigancowenphotography A post shared by Andrew Hyatt (@theandrewhyatt) on Dec 30, 2018 at 5:30pm PST Martina McBride “To organize my closet.” View this post on Instagram Thanks @nashvillelifestyles for putting me on your cover! I read this magazine every month and it’s so cool to be a part of it! 📷 @josephllanes A post shared by Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) on Nov 29, 2018 at 9:21am PST David James “Prank Aaron Pritchett and Kira Isabella on the Out On The Town Tour!” View this post on Instagram What a ride it’s been. Cheers to a great year, and a bigger, better 2019! 🍻 #bestnine2018 A post shared by David James (@davidjamesmusic) on Dec 27, 2018 at 11:33am PST Brett Kissel “This year, I will learn to love my Edmonton Oilers hockey team for who they are and not get too invested in their win or loss record. When they lose – it affects my mood, and I need to learn to love them and love myself even when they’re losing.” View this post on Instagram To me, it’s actually BONKERS thinking about how much love I am privileged to get from my fans… Thank you @spotify / @spotifycanada for this amazing piece of data… Apparently we increased by like 50% from last year… so let’s crush it together in 2019!!!! A post shared by B R E T T K I S S E L (@brettkissel) on Dec 10, 2018 at 9:58pm PST Tim Hicks “I’m not really a resolution guy to be honest!” View this post on Instagram I’m blown away! Thank you so much for streaming my music 8M times this year on @spotify, unbelievable!! Love you guys!! @spotifycanada #SpotifyWrapped2018 A post shared by Tim Hicks (@timhicksmusic) on Dec 7, 2018 at 9:46am PST Happy New Year y’all! Make sure you check out our favourite moments from 2018 as we enter 2019!