July 31, 2012 06:00 PM

Courtesy Mike Eli

It’s a girl for Eli Young Band frontman Mike Eli!

The singer and his wife Kacey, a marketing director, welcomed their first child, daughter Kline Olivia Diaz, on Monday, July 30, they confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

The bouncing baby girl was born in Dallas and weighed in at 6 lbs., 15 oz. and is 20¼ inches long.

“They tell you about this feeling that is beyond comparison … and the moment Kacey and I laid our eyes on little Kline we understood it’s absolutely the coolest thing ever!” the proud dad tells PEOPLE.

Eli won’t be able to be on diaper duty for too long though — his band, who recently scored their second No. 1 country hit with “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” will rejoin the Rascal Flatts tour next Thursday in Charlotte, N.C.

— Danielle Anderson

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