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The Lady Antebellum lead singer couldn't contain her excitement over the July 2013 birth of her first child, daughter Eisele Kaye, with husband (and drummer) Chris Tyrrell. Soon after delivering the baby – who was named after her grandmothers – Scott Tweeted a photo of the tyke's tiny footprints and wrote, "She's here, and we are in HEAVEN!!! Eisele Kaye, our beautiful angel, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"
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Father's Day came a day early for Walker, whose wife, Jessica, gave birth to their third child, a son, on June 15, 2013. "Happy Fathers Day to me:) Elijah Craig Walker...7.8 lbs., a blessing to his mama and me...born last night...God bless u Fathers," he Tweeted the next day. Walker and his wife are already parents to William, 5, and Mary, 3.
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Being on the road is tough on Gunderson, whose son Camden was born seven weeks prematurely to wife Emily in March 2013. So he makes the most of every moment. "I have such little time at home that I don't want to leave him with a sitter," the singer told PEOPLE. Having a child also amplified his nesting instinct: "I just want to come home, have my little family with me and be in our own little world."
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There was no shortage of kiddie fun at Nichols's daughter Dylan's first birthday party in April 2013 – in fact, there was a puppet show, bubble machine and face painting. And since toddlers would rather play with birthday cake than eat it, Nichols and wife Heather ordered up a special "smash" cake for their little girl. The next day he Tweeted a photo of the 1-year-old covered in frosting and looking thrilled!
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When daughter Kline was born in July 2012, the Eli Young Band frontman and first-time dad finally felt settled. "It's been me, my wife and our dogs in the house since we got married [in 2010], but when we brought Kline home it really changed the dynamic in so many ways," he said. "The house definitely feels more like a home now that she's here."
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Family is so important to Owen that he and wife Lacey named their daughter Pearl, born in November 2012, after his late godmother. But the familial connection doesn't end there. "We are looking forward to teaching Pearl everything we learned from our parents," the singer said, "and also learning from her." Hours after the baby was born, Owen Tweeted, "Today is the greatest day of my life."
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Houser couldn't be any prouder of his son West, who turned 1 in March 2013. "He's pulling up on everything," the singer reported. "He also learned to crawl. He can pretty much get on his horsey [toy] by himself." But those things pale in comparison to this: "The biggest thing he’s doing right now is hollering 'Dada.' "
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No need to worry about sibling rivalry in the DeMarcus household. When Madeline, the daughter of the Rascal Flatts bassist, who turned 2 in December 2012, first met her newborn brother Dylan, born in July 2012, "she said, ‘Baby! Baby! Hi, Baby!’ and started waving at him," the musician shared. Then the little girl leaned over and kissed the baby on the cheek and patted his little hand. Said DeMarcus, "It was one of those moments I'll never forget as long as I live."
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The addition of son Kase – born July 2011 – not only changed the singer's view toward motherhood but also strengthened her bond with husband Ty Murray. "Seeing what a great dad your husband is makes you love him more," Jewel said. "It's a whole new romance."
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Though he's a Grammy-nominated songwriter, Church had difficulty finding the words to describe the birth of son Boone, with wife Katherine, in October 2011. "Everyone always tells you what an awesome and unique experience being a parent is, but words can never do the feeling justice," he said. "The way our life changed in that 24-hour period alone … was awesome."
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When Moore and wife Kate added a second daughter to their brood (she joins big sister Ella, 3), Moore looked to another important female in his life for inspiration. "Faye was my grandmother's name … so we thought it would be a great way to remember her," he said of 23-month-old Kennedy Faye's moniker.
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No boys, no problem! As the proud pop of two little girls, 4-year-old Evie (pictured here as a baby) and Jordan, 2, Bentley couldn't be happier with the way his family has turned out. "[Fatherhood] changes your life," he said. "Kids really give you a perspective of what's important – and that's family."
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"I'd just look at it as a blessing," Shepherd has said of giving 7-year-old son James a sibling to play with, which she did in September 2011, when she and husband Roland Cunningham welcomed daughter Raden, now 2.
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After naming 5-year-old son Jagger, the Rascal Flatts guitarist knew he had to step it up when it came time to pick a name for his now 3-year-old daughter. "Raquel feels right; it felt right in my gut and my heart," Rooney told PEOPLE.
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Bringing son Tatum home in August 2010 wasn't just an adjustment for Bryan and wife Caroline – it was for big brother Thomas, then 2 years old, too. "Sometimes he'll walk up and poke [Tate] in the eye, but mostly he just tries to love on him too hard," Bryan told PEOPLE.
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It's three's company for the Turners, whose household is now overrun with sons Hampton, 7, Colby, 4, and Crawford, 2. "We have friends who have up to nine children and they say three is the hardest number," he told PEOPLE. "I told [my wife] Jennifer, 'We're either giving one away or having another one!'"
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It's girls, girls, girls for Brown and wife Shelly, who welcomed their fourth daughter, Joni, in February 2011. "We're just gonna keep on going until we get a boy," he joked about his newest arrival, who joined big sisters Justice, now 6, Lucy, 5 (both pictured), and Georgia, 4. "If that's 13, then I doubt I'm gonna be able to pull that off, but we'll see."
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Paisley's pair of sons, ages 6 and 4, couldn't be more different – and the superstar wouldn't have it any other way. "[Huck] is a lot like me. He shares my disposition and focuses on a lot of things," the singer said of his oldest with wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley. "[But Jasper] is the opposite … in some way, he's becoming my favorite just by the fact that he's not like me."