Josh Abbott, Girlfriend Taylor Are Expecting!
Josh Abbott shared some exciting news on Easter Sunday (April 15): He’s going to be a dad! The Josh Abbott Band frontman and his girlfriend, Taylor Parnell, are expecting their first child together.
Abbott announced his happy news via social media: He and Parnell are standing in a field behind their dog, who is wearing a sign that says “I’m going to be a big brother!” Blue-and-pink lettering proclaims “Baby Abbott coming soon” off to the side.
“Blessed and excited to announce this new chapter in my life!” Abbott writes in the caption of the photo, which readers can see above. Abbott and Parnell have not yet revealed if their baby is a boy or a girl, or when Parnell is due.
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Abbott was previously married. He and his now-ex-wife Amanda got divorced in 2014, after the singer-songwriter publicly admitted to infidelity and alcohol abuse via social media. The couple had been married since 2010.
The Josh Abbott Band’s newest album, Front Row Seat, was inspired by his divorce. The record debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Independent Albums chart and nabbed a Top 10 spot on the Top Country Albums chart (No. 9) following its release in November of 2015.
“We feel like we made an album that, in my opinion, I don’t know that we’ll ever make a better one,” Abbott says. “We’ll make great albums, but it’ll be hard to beat the concept and just the overall feel of this record. It will be really hard for us to top that, I think.”
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