Eric Church Welcomes Son Boone McCoy

10/06/2011 at 03:00 PM ET
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It’s a boy for Eric Church!

The country crooner and wife Katherine welcomed their first child, son Boone McCoy, at 8:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., baby Boone weighed in at 7 lbs., 11 oz.

“Everybody always tells you what an awesome and unique experience being a parent is. Words can never do the feeling justice,” says the new dad.

“I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama.”

“It will be interesting to see how this new chapter in our life manifests itself musically,” he adds. “I’ve always made music that was representative of real life. Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home.”
— Sarah Michaud

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Jordan on

I love the name Boone 🙂

He’ll definitely be a country boy!

Rachael on

LOVE Eric Church! I was at his concert in March when he announced they were expecting, so exciting!

Love the name, I’m sure they will be great parents!


K on

Love the name. He went to App State so I’m not surprised. My husband and I are huge fans of his!

Heather Lynn on

Very cool name. I’m a big fan of Eric! Congrats to the new parents

elizabetholwigphotography on

Congrats on their new addition!
The name isn’t my personal cup of tea but if you’re looking to name a down home country boy, Boone McCoy is pretty close to perfect.

Taylor on

What a country name, I love it! I love Eric Church so much! Congrats to Eric and Katherine!

Mia on

A very country name-it fits! + just a technicality-they’re married…so “baby mama” doesn’t really fit….even though I’m sure he meant “mom + baby are happy + healthy”

Congrats to them!

Ali on

The name Boone will always remind me of the show LOST! 🙂

The baby boy boom continues! I think this is the 12th boy in a row with no girl in between on the CBB! Crazy!!!

Kristina on

I just want to congratulate Eric and Katherine on baby boy Boone McCoy such a great name and it is different love how they switched up and gave him such a unique name that is not very common. Love Eric’s music he so talented it is about time he gets credit for his songs. Congrats a lot on the new addition may you be blessed with a couple more babies.

Amy on

Congrats! I love Eric Church, and that name is just adorable! My best guy friend looks very similar to him, so we always tease him about being a country star.

jgirl on

LOVE Eric Church. Congratulations on this wonderful news. The name is very country – love it. I hope success continues for you!

ashlie on

Boone is my cats name!! so i like it!!… congrats to the family

AshleyB on

VERY country name!! Sounds perfect for them. Congrats.

Jillian on

Mia, all your pluses and minuses make it difficult to understand what you are saying. But I think you are saying, since they are married, she cant be called a baby mama? Why not??, she is still the baby’s mama, so the name surely applies!! He can call her anything he sees fit!

Ali on

Do you pronounce the name as “boon” or as “boony”?

Aubryn on

LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact he named his son Boone. I graduated from App State too and as a fellow App Alum, I love how he named his son a name that reminds him of his roots 🙂

Kate on

Total boy month for celeb babies so far!

Mrs JP on

Awwwww CONGRATS to the new parents!!!! Much love, joy and happiness 🙂

Gigi on

Congrats!! His parents live in my neighborhood…wonderful family!

Kaily Wilson on

I love the name Boone! He went to college at Appalachian State University, (where I currently reside) and it’s located in beautiful Boone, NC. How fitting!

Judi on

Congrats on your new son. How sweet and the name is strikingly cool.
Love your music too.

Ckimm on

Love the name! my youngest boy is Boone Michael and yes he is a country boy!! Congrats!

Jean on

My son’s name is Samuel Boone…we call him Boone! Love the name and Eric Church! Congrats!

elizabetholwigphotography on

Ali- the name is pronounced Boon.

Rach on

He’s an Appalachian boy! Love him… congrats to them and go Mountaineers!

Kelly on

I find it interesting that all the comments here are positive while Kristin Davis’s story was full of negative and ignorant comments. Looks like white people having a biological child is perfectly acceptable. A white single woman adopting a black baby is choosing a much more difficult road, but they both are much better off for her having made that choice. Too bad people can’t be just as happy and supportive of her.

Congrats to the happy family too.

Jana on

Boone? Really?

Ryann on

That boy is gunna grow up to be one yummy country boy!!!