Country star Jennifer Nettles had every reason to smile at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (06Nov13) - her 11-month-old son had just taken his first steps.

Little Magnus, who was born in December (12), opted to thrill his mum just before she started getting ready for the big awards show, where she sang Island in the Stream with Kenny Rogers as part of a tribute to the music veteran.

She tells news show Extra, "He just took his first two steps in the hotel room before I started getting ready. I was enticing him with yoghurt bites. He took two Frankenstein steps and sat down, so exciting!"