Abbott becomes a father
Friday, May 5, 2017
– Josh Abbott of Josh Abbott Band and his girlfriend, Taylor Parnell, welcomed Emery Farryn Abbott this morning.
Born Friday, May 5, around 1 a.m. in Austin, Emery Farryn Abbott weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
The name Emery Farryn means "brave adventure." "We wanted to do something similar with a girl name to how my brother named his daughter Eisley Dawn, which means 'cheerful beginnings'...The word 'brave' is a word I used to describe Taylor in a song I wrote for her, 'I'm Your Only Flaw,' on the new album coming out this year,' said Abbott.
Abbott's band has released four full-length CDs and an EP since 2008. His last disc, "Front Row Seat," chronicled his split from his wife. He received some airplay with "Wasn't That Drunk," which featured Carly Pearce, now signed to Big Machine.
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