Everette's Brent Rupard and Wife Caroline Expecting Son: 'Terrified and Elated at the Same Time'

Brent Rupard reveals the pregnancy news exclusively to PEOPLE

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Brent Rupard and wife Caroline's pregnancy announcement. Photo: Shirley Rupard

Brent Rupard's got a little roadie on the way!

The musician — who is one half of the country/rock duo Everette — is expecting his first child, a baby boy, with wife Caroline, his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

Rupard tells PEOPLE Caroline shared the good news that they would be parents "after a long night of celebrating the release of" the band's debut album: Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot, Side A.

"I was confused and had no idea what I was in for," says Rupard of his wife handing him an envelope with no further explanation.

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Brent Rupard and wife Caroline's pregnancy announcement. Brent Rupard

So without further ado, "I opened the envelope to a simple message that read, 'Apparently, you are going to be a dad. Love, Jane' (her first name and what I call her)," the singer recalls.

While Rupard "had a dream" that their bundle of joy on the way was a girl, the mom-to-be's intuition said otherwise.

"Sure enough, she was right again! It's a boy!" he says. "We couldn't be more excited to welcome this baby boy into the world in early June."

"Like other first-time parents, I'm sure, we are completely terrified and elated at the same time," Rupard adds.

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Rupard and Caroline tied the knot in Starkville, Mississippi, in October 2018, during an event the bride described in an anniversary tribute this past fall as a "festival."

"2 years of marriage already! I guess time does fly when you're having fun," Rupard wrote in his own two-year anniversary post, which featured a photo of his wife from the back, gazing out over a lake backed by mountains. "I love @carolinemelbyrupard and her beautiful spirit. I can't believe I have a front row seat to watch her shine. Happy anniversary!!"

According to their website, the music of Everette — which consists of Rupard and bandmate Anthony Olympia, both Kentucky natives — is "rooted in contemporary country, rock & roll, southern storytelling and heartland hooks," unfolding "like the soundtrack to a backyard party where the kegs are tapped, the music is loud, and everyone's on the guest list."

Their new 14-track offering, Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot, was produced by Grammy winner Luke Laird, with both Rupard and Olympia serving as co-writers on every song. A release date for Side B will be announced soon.

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