Celebrity Parents Seventh Child on the Way for Walker Hayes "We're losing-our-minds excited," seventh-time dad-to-be Walker Hayes said of himself and wife Laney at the 2017 CMA Awards Wednesday night By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 9, 2017 01:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Walker Hayes is going to be a dad for the seventh time. The country singer-songwriter’s wife Laney is pregnant, he shared at the 2017 CMA Awards Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennessee. Posing on the red carpet alongside her husband, the mom-to-be looked radiant in a V-neck lilac gown and sparkling drop earrings. “I got news, guys … No. 7 is on the way,” Hayes, 37, told The Bobby Bones Show during the evening. “We’re losing-our-minds excited.” “Buy seven [copies]. Help me out!” the musician, whose album Boom hits virtual shelves Dec. 8, joked to the camera of his new music. “Honestly, we’re ecstatic … no one knows but y’all.” Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. Group LA/ABC/Getty RELATED VIDEO: Eddie Montgomery Gives Surprise CMAs Tribute as Troy Gentry’s Widow and Daughter Tearfully Look On Of course, the couple’s six children were made aware of their sibling on the way before the news went public Wednesday night. “They started telling everybody,” Hayes explained to The Bobby Bones Show. “So now it’s just kinda like, ‘Hey, guess what?’ ” FROM PEN: Former Bachelorette Emily Maynard Johnson Says She Wants 2 More Kids to Up Her Total to 5 RELATED GALLERY: After the Show It’s the … CMA Awards Photo Booth! Check Out the Pics The “You Broke Up with Me” singer and Mobile, Alabama, native opened up to PEOPLE in July about life with his three sons and three daughters, ranging in age from 1 to 11, admitting he and his wife originally planned on having four kids but “just kept going.” “Everybody thinks I’m crazy having six kids and chasing this dream,” he said, adding of what he tells his wife, ” ‘You’re crazier than anybody because you married me, and you’re still around for all this.’ ” Boom is available for pre-order now on amazon.com.