The oldest Hanson brother became a dad to son Clarke Everett on Tuesday

By People Staff
Updated April 07, 2007 11:30 AM

Isaac Hanson, the oldest of the three brothers in the band Hanson, became a first-time dad on Tuesday, the group announced on its Web site.

He and wife Nicole welcomed son Clarke Everett in the rockers’ Tulsa, Okla., hometown. The baby weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz.

“His birth was an inspiration and I know that his presence in my life will continue to inspire me,” the new father said in a statement.

Hanson, 26, and the former Nicole Dufresne, 22, wed in September.

The group is set to release its fourth studio album, The Walk, in the summer and will begin a tour of the UK and Ireland on April 13.