October 06, 2011 03:00 PM

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It’s a boy for Eric Church!

The country crooner and wife Katherine welcomed their first child, son Boone McCoy, at 8:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., baby Boone weighed in at 7 lbs., 11 oz.

“Everybody always tells you what an awesome and unique experience being a parent is. Words can never do the feeling justice,” says the new dad.

“I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama.”

“It will be interesting to see how this new chapter in our life manifests itself musically,” he adds. “I’ve always made music that was representative of real life. Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home.”
— Sarah Michaud

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