Everything you missed over winter break

"Wait wait, THAT happened?!" Yep.

January 2, 2019
Carly Pearce's engagement ring

Twitter/ @carlypearce

Everyone is always saying to get less screen time & with so much to do around the holidays, it can be just a littttttle bit easier to release your phone from your hand. If you dropped off of the radar a bit over the holidays, and now you find yourself back to work and CONFUSED because SO MUCH seemed to happen... well don't worry, we'll get you up to speed.

Carly Pearce's engagement ring
Twitter/ @carlypearce

1. Carly Pearce & Michael Ray got ENGAGED!

The holidays generally result in timelines full of engagement rings, guys down on one knee & lots of love... we were ESTATIC to see a (gorgeous) ring on Carly Pearce's finger after Michael Ray proposed! We've been obsessed with the pair since they made their romance public & have nothing but well wishes & happiness for them! More...

2. Dan + Shay, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Lindsay Ell, Florida Georgia Line... (& so many more) helped ring in the new year at various events around the country -- from New York to Nashville, New Orleans to football stadiums...

3. Stranger Things 3 will be released July 4th

Talk about a way to start off the new year!!! Stranger Things announced that season 3 will debut this July!

4. Miley Cyrus is MARRIED!

Yesssss! Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth went through a LOT... a very public relationship, breakup, makeup, losing their home (but not their precious animals thanks to Liam!) in the California fires... and through it all, they loved each other & now they finally get their happily ever after!

5. John Osborne of Brothers Osborne's dog, Barley was lost then FOUND in the most incredible story...

This is a terrifying story that has a WONDERFULLY happy ending... John Osborne & his wife Lucie Silvas were out of the country... like realllllly far away... in New Zealand, when they got a frantic call from their nephew, who was dog-sitting their golden-doodle Barley, that she had ran away.

They were doing all they could from so far away & turned to fans & the Nashville community to help find her.

And they did their best to give Twitter the most up-to-date information:

Happy (& INCREDIBLE) ending: Barley had gotten spooked because of fireworks and took off... to the OTHER Brother's house! She walked for 6hrs to get 5 miles down the road where TJ lives! Amazing.

6. Taylor Swift's "Reputation Tour" went live on Netflix

Yeah, EVERYONE lost it... including Kelsea Ballerini!

7. Luke Combs hit 1M followers on Instagram

Now if you're wondering why in the world we care about follower numbers -- this milestone is the exception BECAUSE it got us new music!!! Luke made a bet with his fiancée and well... Luke won, and we got a brand new song called, "Every Little Bit Helps." More...