There will be two American Idol debuts to look forward to in January – the premiere of season nine and a new arrival from alum Bo Bice!
The season four contestant announced wife Caroline’s pregnancy on Friday evening at a fan club gathering in Nashville.
“American Idol has a new winner each year – seems things are the same in our house,” Bice, 33, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Can’t wait to introduce our new little ‘Idol’ to the world January 31st!”
On tour throughout the summer, the rocker will open for Lynyrd Skynyrd in August.
• Reporting by ANNE MARIE CRUZ and RANDI RADCLIFF