Celebrity Parents Luke Combs and Wife Nicole Expecting First Baby Together: 'This May Be the Best Year Yet' Country singer Luke Combs and wife Nicole announced the exciting news on Instagram Thursday, sharing the sex of their first child together in the caption of their adorable post By Olivia Jakiel Olivia Jakiel Instagram Associate Editor, Nights – PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 20, 2022 07:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Nicole and Luke Combs. Photo: Angelina Oliva Luke Combs and his wife Nicole are going to be first-time parents to a baby boy! The country superstar, 31, shared the exciting news in an Instagram post on Thursday, captioning the sweet collection of snaps of him and his wife, "Here we go y'all! Lil dude Combs is coming this Spring! Couldn't be more excited to start a family with this babe. It's gonna be a hell of a ride." In one photo, Luke can be seen standing behind Nicole, 28, while his wife of a year-and-a-half cradles her growing baby bump, looking radiant in a long sleeve, form-fitting dress as she smiles at the sonogram the pair are holding together. Luke and Nicole Combs. Angelina Oliva Luke Combs' Wife Nicole Hocking Is Recovering from 'Brutal' COVID Symptoms: It 'Beat Me Up' The second snap shows a closer look at the sonogram, while another photo features the couple beaming from ear-to-ear as Nicole holds her bump while the pair casually lounge on a bench together. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Nicole also shared the same carousel of pictures on her own Instagram page, writing, "this may be the best year yet 🤍baby BOY combs coming spring 2022!! we are so incredibly excited & thankful." Baby boy Combs. Angelina Oliva Luke Combs Dedicates Romantic New Song 'Forever After All' to Wife Nicole Hocking Fans, friends, and fellow country artists flocked to the comment section of Luke and Nicole's posts to offer the couple celebratory words on their big news, with Maren Morris writing, "Congratulations, y'all! ✨✨✨," while Riley Green added, "Congrats bud." Canadian pop-country singer Lindsay Ell chimed in with, "Congratulations you guys!! ❤️," while Drew Parker added, "So stoked for y'all! It's the best thing in the world!" RELATED VIDEO: Luke Combs Talks Writing "Beautiful Crazy" for Wife Nicole Hocking Before They Started Dating The exciting news comes a few months after Luke was crowned Entertainer of the Year at the 2021 CMA Awards in November – a high note after what the "Forever After All" singer told PEOPLE was a "difficult year." "We hit the road super hard this year, and it's honestly been the craziest, most stressful, most strenuous tour that I've ever been a part of for a multitude of reasons," he said, adding that he was grateful was his team stepping up for him when he needed them to.