Ashley Monroe and John Danks Welcome Son Dalton William

Country singer Ashley Monroe announced the arrival of her son Friday on Instagram

Photo: Ashley Monroe/Twitter

Ashley Monroe is a mom!

The country singer-songwriter gave birth to a baby boy, her first child with pro baseball player John Danks, on Friday, July 28, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Son Dalton William Danks weighed in at 8 lbs. and measures 20 inches long. “He is perfect and his parents are beyond happy,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

“Welcome to the world, love of my life. Dalton William Danks. ❤️,” she captioned an adorable photo series on her social media accounts.

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Ashley Monroe/Twitter
Ashley Monroe/Twitter

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The Pistol Annies singer, 30, wed the former Chicago White Sox player in October 2013. Monroe’s bandmate and best friend Miranda Lambert served as maid of honor, while Lambert’s then-husband Blake Shelton officiated the Tennessee-based ceremony.

On Christmas Day, Monroe shared that she and Danks, 32, were expecting their first child with an Instagram photo of her ultrasound. “Best present ever. Merry Christmas everyone,” she captioned the post. “So many new things coming in 2017!”

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Monroe shared with her social-media followers in March that her little one on the way would be a son, posting photos from what looked like a baby shower that included a banner reading “BABY BOY.”

“It’s a BABY BOY!! A big one I have a feeling,” the “Lonely Tonight” songstress captioned the photo series, tacking on emojis including a soccer ball, basketball, football and rocket ship.

  • With reporting by SARAH MICHAUD
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