Celebrity Parents Alex Hall and Wife Brianna Welcome First Baby, Son Preston English: 'Greatest Blessing' The country singer and his wife exclusively announced their exciting pregnancy news with PEOPLE back in April By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines and Anya Leon Anya Leon Anya Leon is a Senior News Editor and the Parents Editor for PEOPLE. She's been at the brand for over 14 years in various roles across the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. She has appeared on PEOPLE's podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, and covers everything from exclusive pregnancy news to every single Kardashian birth (11 and counting!). She resides in Northern Virginia with her family. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 8, 2021 12:17 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy Alex Hall Alex Hall is officially a dad! The country singer, 26, and his wife Brianna welcomed their first child together, son Preston English Hall, on Saturday, Sept. 4, in Nashville, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. Baby Preston weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and measured 20 inches at birth. "Becoming a dad is the greatest blessing. It's true what they say, he is simply the best thing to happen to us," Hall tells PEOPLE in a statement. The rising musician and his wife, 25, first announced their exciting pregnancy news exclusively with PEOPLE back in April. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Alex Hall and Wife Brianna Expecting First Child, a Baby Boy: 'Such a Sweet Surprise' "This baby has been such a blessing and such a sweet surprise. We're so excited to meet him in September," Brianna said at the time. "We actually found out we were pregnant on Jan. 8, which was also the release day for my song 'Last One To Leave' with Brad Paisley. So we celebrated a little differently for that one!" added Hall. At the time, the couple said that they originally wanted the sex of their baby on the way to remain a surprise — but they simply couldn't hold off on finding out. L: Caption . PHOTO: Jessica Amerson Photography C: Caption . PHOTO: Jessica Amerson Photography R: Caption . PHOTO: Jessica Amerson Photography "We originally wanted to wait and do a reveal party for the gender, but we had early testing done and had the option to find out early," they told PEOPLE. "When they called about our results, we said we didn't want to know the gender but immediately called back and asked to know because we were too excited to wait! It's a boy!" RELATED GALLERY: Celebrity Babies Born in 2021 The couple began dating in 2017 and tied the knot on Nov. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hall and Brianna originally intended to get married at the Nashville mansion where her parents got married, but the pandemic interfered with their plans and they ultimately decided to elope, according to Southern Bride, which chronicled their big day. "About a month before our set wedding date, @briannamariehall and I decided to change our plans, go to California and elope," wrote Hall in a December Instagram upload, sharing photos from their nuptials. "It was so important to both of us to get married on our actual date (11/1/2020) and COVID kept making that near impossible." "I know we've only been married a little over a month now, but I can honestly say, married life is the absolute best!" he continued.