"It’s been so hard keeping this a secret," the country star wrote Monday, sharing a photo of his wife's sonogram

By Deirdre Durkan Sarah Michaud
April 15, 2019 05:50 PM

Kane Brown has a special reason to thank “Heaven!”

The “Lose It” crooner, 25, announced on Instagram Monday that he and wife Katelyn, 26, are expecting their first child. His rep confirms the happy news to PEOPLE.

“It’s been so hard keeping this a secret!!!!! But the KB’S ARE GONNA BE PARENTS!!! KB3 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 IM GONNA BE A DADDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” he captioned a photo of Katelyn’s sonogram.

“The coolest day of my life by far. I barely could stop laughing / crying to let her get pictures but I am soooooo happy and excited,” Katelyn captioned a video of herself getting the sonogram. “Kane, I love you so much & am so excited to have an addition to our family to share our everyday fun, travel, & love with💕”

The couple, who married this past October, were already talking about babies less than a month after their nuptials.

While fans were definitely interested in when they would start their own family, it was actually country star Jason Aldean and wife Brittany with the pressing questions.

“She keeps asking if we’re having one,” Brown told Taste of Country of Aldean’s wife. “Katelyn wants to wait until she’s, like, 30,” adding that they would like to have “one or two kids.”

Katelyn and Kane Brown
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The newlyweds tied the knot at the Mint Springs Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, as captured in Brown’s “Good as You” video. The lush event space seamlessly lent itself to the vibe the pair was going for — “like an enchanted forest” — with a color palette of greens and fall colors.

Ahead of the ceremony —held in front of about 200 friends and family — the soon-to-be dad told PEOPLE he was most looking forward to “getting to officially marry my best friend.”

The couple’s pastor officiated, while their wedding party was comprised of family (both of Katelyn’s brothers), bandmates (Brown’s guitarist, Alex Anthony) and friends, including singer-songwriter Taylor Phillips.

In lieu of handwritten vows, “We decided to exchange letters to each other earlier in the day and keep the actual vows a little more traditional,” they said.

To head to the altar, the bride opted for a classic gown, which she called “simple, comfortable and understated — but with a kick.” Adds Katelyn, 26: “I went to a few bridal shops and this was probably the fourth dress I tried. I just loved everything about it. I didn’t want a ton of extra fabric; I wanted something sleek and simple and this fit the bill.

“We wanted something here in Nashville and loved the idea of having it at home and not traveling since we are on the road so much,” the pair said of the wedding and reception venue, where they served salmon and barbecue chicken. “It’s not too rural but has so many elements of nature — a huge lake, rolling hills, trees. It’s just beautiful out there.”

Katelyn and Kane Brown

Brown spontaneously proposed on Easter Sunday 2017 while they were watching The Amityville Horrora movie about newlyweds who move into a house where a mass murder has been committed. “I just couldn’t wait,” he later told PEOPLE of popping the question.

The country artist broke out in 2015 with his first single “Used to Love You Sober” and made Nashville history with his 2017 Lauren Alaina duet “What Ifs” — off his self-titled debut album — both of which made him the first-ever artist to top all five Billboard Country Charts.

Katelyn and Kane Brown
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Despite busy schedules, the Browns make time to nurture their relationship.

“We prioritize time together and make sure to have as much normalcy as possible with date nights and nights at home with our dogs,” they told PEOPLE. “And we have a great appreciation for each other and respect each of our careers and time to do their thing as well. We love each other but are also friends — it’s so important to have that balance.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!