Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel's guitarist of over two decades, Ryan Newell and wife Carla Newell welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on December 29, 2020. Ryland Taylor Newell weighed a healthy 9lbs 4oz and measured 22in long with blond hair and blue eyes. Big sister Cadence shared her excitement of the new sibling back in June via the band's social media.
Ryland is named after his daddy and in honor of his great-grandfather Carlton Taylor, who earned a Purple Heart in WWII while serving in the Army’s storied “Hell on Wheels” division in North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy (and for whom Carla was also named.) Definitely a bright light to come out of such a dark year!