"We have wanted this for so long and never could we have dreamed of something so beautiful and life-changing," the couple tells PEOPLE

By Octavia Akoulitchev and Sarah Michaud
October 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Advertisement

Brett Young is a daddy!

The 38-year-old country singer and his wife Taylor welcomed their first child together — a baby girl — on Monday, Oct. 21, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 7:29 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee, Presley Elizabeth Young weighed in at 8 lbs., 2 oz. and measured 20.75 inches long.

“We have wanted this for so long and never could we have dreamed of something so beautiful and life-changing,” the couple tells PEOPLE. “She is perfect and we are forever better because she was given to us.”

Brett, Taylor and Presley Young
Chase Lauer

Brett opened up about the labor and delivery on Instagram, calling his wife a “superhero.”

“Taylor, my wife. You are a superhero. Your beauty and strength never cease to amaze me. You brought our beautiful girl into this world with a level of grace and quiet confidence that I never knew existed. I’m so impressed by and proud of you. Thank you for this incredible gift. I could not love you more!”

Adding a note for his newborn, Brett wrote, “My daughter, Baby P, you’re perfect. I am so head over heels in love with you I can’t even explain it. My world is forever changed because God gave you to me. I’m going to do so many things wrong, but I promise to never stop trying, or learning, or loving you as fiercely as is humanly possible. You are my angel, and I will never take for granted the beautiful gift God has given me in trusting me with you. I will always be your rock and your safe place. I am so proud to be your daddy and I am quite certainly the luckiest boy in the world. (Side note, no boys til you’re 30.)”

Brett, Taylor and Presley Young
Courtesy Taylor Young
Presley and Brett Young
Courtesy Brett Young
Presley Elizabeth Young
Courtesy Taylor Young
Brett and Presley Young
Courtesy Brett Young

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter.

Brett Young (L) and wife Taylor
John Shearer/WireImage

The Youngs met more than 10 years ago and tied the knot in November 2018 at the Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California.

They discovered they were expecting this past February, when Taylor, 32, decided to take a pregnancy test “on a whim” after they’d flown to Las Vegas to spend Super Bowl weekend with family and friends.

“I was in shock when it read positive. I really just didn’t believe what I was seeing,” she recalled to PEOPLE. “After it sunk in, I was so happy and so overwhelmed that I just started crying — happy tears of course! Brett and I hugged, kissed and talked for hours about how long we had been wanting this and how excited we are to become parents.”

The country singer broke the news to fans in April, posting a sweet photo on Instagram of the couple holding a baby onesie. He captioned the post, “And then we were 3 👦🏼👩🏻👶🏼.”

“Taylor and I are absolutely over the moon to be expecting a new little angel into our family,” Young continued. “Absolutely blessed to be starting this new chapter with my baby and our baby 😍😍😍”

Brett Young (L) and wife Taylor
Courtesy of Brett Young

Speaking to PEOPLE the same day, he enthused, “We have always shared the same heart for wanting a family. I love knowing that we get to give this little one an amazing life, and I just can’t wait for the future ahead of us as a family. We are so blessed!”

Taylor agreed, adding, “Brett is so good with kids — he’ll be an incredible dad, I think being a father will come so naturally to him. He’s kind, patient and a good listener, but he’s also a goofball and isn’t afraid to have fun. Family is so important to both of us, so I don’t have a single doubt in my mind that he will be a very present and involved father and that our child and family will always come first.”

Brett and Taylor Young
Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty

The couple announced the sex of their baby 10 days later with a slow-motion video on Instagram that showed the then-mom-to-be throwing a baseball in her husband’s direction. When he hit the ball with his baseball bat, it exploded into a cloud of pink smoke.

“It’s … a … ” Young captioned the clips, adding four heart-eye emojis, while Taylor wrote alongside her videos, “Since we all know how much BY loves baseball, I thought this reveal was only fitting for the daddy to be! We cannot wait to meet our little babe!”