Get Ready for Big & Rich & Baby

10/20/2009 at 07:00 PM ET
Frederick Breedon / NBC

It’s almost time for another ampersand.

John Rich – one half of the country duo Big & Rich – and his wife Joan are expecting their first child, the singer’s rep confirms.

John, 35, and Joan, 39, got married last year in Nashville after quietly dating for more than five years. She is a former model who runs a Houston modeling agency.

The pregnancy was first reported on

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buster on

Dang. I don’t know what it is about this guy, but he just completely oozes all kinds of sexy. Best wishes to John and his wife!!

Paige on

Awesome news! I love Big and Rich.

Big Kenny already has a little one. Now it’s John’s turn.

Congratulations to John and Joan.

Benigna Marko on

Great news. They are certainly beautiful together and with baby on way, even more beauty. Benigna Marko

Kimberly on

Congrats to him and his wife. Although I didn’t really like him on Nashville Star. I found him and Jewel to be very rude and arrogant.

Diana on

Congrats to him and his wife. I am a big country music fan but I can not stand him on Nashville Star; he was so arrogant and hypocritical.

CC on

Congratulations Joan & John on the little bundle of joy on the way. You are going to be great parents to one lucky little baby.

Buster you were dead on when you said he just oozes sexy all over. To bad Country Weekly left him off the list for Country’s Sexiest Man… cause he takes that title hands down.

Rebecca on

Was he in Lonestar originally and left for a solo career in the late 90’s?

Jane on

Rebecca, yes he was. Congrats to John and his wife.

Sarah M. on

Buster (#1) – He is part of the country duo ‘Big & Rich’.

I like his group but have never seen Nashville Star. Maybe I’ll have to watch it sometime…Congrats to the family!