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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Charles Kelley of the country group Lady Antebellum and his wife, Cassie, announced the birth of their first child, Ward Charles Kelley.

The birth announcement was posted Thursday on, a website Cassie Kelley founded. The baby boy was born Thursday at 9:20 a.m. Central, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long.

The Kelleys said in a statement that he had “his momma’s nose and daddy’s eyes and vocal chords and a head full of blond hair.”

Kelley just released his debut solo album “The Driver,” while the band is on a break and is nominated for a Grammy next week for best country duo/group performance for the album’s title song.