The country star and husband John welcome their third daughter, Ava Rose Kathleen

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated June 21, 2005 08:00 AM
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Country singer Martina McBride and her husband, John, have welcomed their third child – Ava Rose Kathleen McBride, born at 2:25 p.m. Monday, according to McBride’s publicist, Kathy Best.

Both Ava, who weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. upon arrival, and her 38-year-old mother are doing well, according to the singer’s Web site.

The McBrides have two other children: daughters Delaney, 10, and Emma, 7.

The Kansas-born McBride rose to stardom in the late ’90s, and has produced such hits as “My Baby Loves Me,” “Concrete Angel,” “Independence Day,” “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” and “This One’s For the Girls.”