Josh Turner and Wife Expecting Baby No. 3!

07/26/2010 at 02:00 PM ET
Peter Kramer/AP

Chalk one up to father’s intuition: After going through two pregnancies with wife Jennifer, Josh Turner knows a little something about expectant mothers, so when he noticed her acting “a little different” he encouraged her to take a pregnancy test.

“She did and it was negative, but I refused to believe it,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“So when she took another and told me she’s pregnant, all I could say was, ‘I told you!’ and she was floored.” Baby number three for the couple will arrive early next year.

“I come from big families – my momma was the oldest of three and my daddy was one of six – and I’ve always loved children,” says Turner, 32.

“They bring a lot of joy to the world and they make us adults look at things in a better way. So it’s a natural thing for me and Jennifer.”

Turner says they have no plans to give up their nomadic touring life after the baby’s born and sons Hampton Otis, 3½, and Colby Lynch, 13 months, are already used to life on the road (Jennifer plays keyboard and sings back-up in his band). But he adds, “we have talked about getting a bigger bus.”

“We get to see the whole world together and the boys are learning so much more than they would if they were just hanging around the house all day,” he says.

-- Eileen Finan

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Alexis on

That’s so funny, I was just thinking yesterday about how many country artists are expecting, and wondering when Josh and Jennifer would be making another announcement. Congrats to them, they are a beautiful family.

Erika on

Oooh congrats to them! I’m hoping it will be a girl!

aj on

Congrats to such a beautiful family! I really hope that they have a baby girl this time.

Jennie on

Congratulations, Josh and Jennifer, two of my favorites in Country Music. They have just been added to the growing list of Expectant parents in Nashville!!!

Libby on

Congratulations to Josh & Jennifer!!They are a wonderful couple and I am so happy for them. How exciting for Hampton & Colby to be getting a new baby brother or sister.

Luna on

Wow what great news! I heard somewhere that you have like a 70% chance to have the same sex as your first child with your second child and then 70% more likely to have the opposite sex of them both with your third. Maybe baby number three will be a girl. Congratulations to Josh, Jennifer, Hampton, and Colby.

Mallory on

Congrats to them! Hampton and Colby are absolutely adorable, so I’m sure if #3 is a boy, he’ll be equally as cute, but I kind of hope #3 is a girl just to see how beautiful a girl would be with their genes! Again, congrats to the family!

beth on

Congrats!!!

Marisela on

I hope they have a healthy baby: boy or girl.

CelebBabyLover on

Hoping they have a girl! :)

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