Eric Gunderson Welcomes Son Camden William

03/12/2013 at 05:00 PM ET

Eric Gunderson Welcomes Son Camden William
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Eric Gunderson has had his heart stolen — a few months early.

The Love and Theft musician, 28, and wife Emily welcomed their first child, son Camden William Gunderson, on Sunday, March 10 in Nashville, Tenn., his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The couple “are thrilled to announce the birth of their handsome new addition,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

“He arrived earlier than his expected May due date and will be spending some time in the hospital, but mother, father and baby are all doing well.”

Gunderson and his 26-year-old wife — who wed in April 2010announced the pregnancy in November and the sex of the baby the following month.

“Eric and Emily are moved by the tremendous outpouring of warm wishes from their fans, family and country radio,” the rep adds. “They look forward to sharing more updates soon.”

The musician and his bandmate Stephen Barker Liles are known for their hits “Angel Eyes” and “Runnin’ Out of Air.” They’ll join Tim McGraw on the road for his “Two Lanes of Freedom” tour in May.

— Sarah Michaud

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Erin on

I’m so happy for them and I’m glad that Emily and the baby are well. 🙂

avalyn on

Congratulations Eric and Emily. Thoughts are with them for Baby Camden.

Charli on

God bless the new addition!!!

zaida-bird on

My daughter was born early also..she is now 4 and you would never know! God bless them and best of luck to their new family! 🙂

beckie on

They are in for such an emotional roller coaster ride. I wish them all strength and peace over the next few months. My daughter was born at 30-wks. She’s now a healthy, smart and happy 4 yr.

divadee on

OMG! Many prayers go out to this little miracle!

CCP on

Camden is a really popular name these days!

Atrocia on

Really?? Another Camden??

Jessica on


Dennis on

Another CAMDEN…………………..

Lauren on

This is the dumbest celebrity naming trend ever.

Camden is a filthy, violent ghetto. Can’t wait until some other vapid celebrity decides that “Caracas” sounds like a lovely girl’s name, and the rest all jump on that bandwagon.

Kaylin on

Camden is the name of 2013 it seems. Wish them a healthy, loving life together!

Caral on

Another Camden??? Please. The name Camden is nothing compared to all of the Michaels, Johns and Matthews (Matt) in the world. Besides, what is the likelihood that Eric is hanging out with Nick Lachey and Kristin Cavalarri, both of whom have sons named Camden. You ladies need to lighten up and get real.

Pita J. on

Best wishes and many prayers! My son was born at 30 weeks -due 16 May but arrived 7 March. He just turned 10 and there’s no trace of his rough start.

anna m vannote on

my grandson was 4 months early. weighing 1pound 4 ounces. he is now almost 4 months and 5 pounds. God works miracles. enjoy your little miracle

Addison on

My third child was born at 28 weeks and shes now a happy healthy 6 year old and you’d never know she was a preemie 🙂

Glad to know mum and bub are both well 🙂 congratulations to The happy couple.

Camden is actually a suburb here in Sydney & it is actually quite a popular name. One of my friends who is in his 20’s is named Camden.

Sandy on

Congratulations!!!! So happy for them! ❤

Pippi777 on

Not everyone has the same association with a name that others do with that same name. Some people obviously don’t think of that city first. I don’t as I’ve never even been to New Jersey. I know the sweetest little 1 year old named Camden and that’s who I picture first. I’ve seen much, much worse names!!!

Congrats to the family! He’ll be strong and home in no time!!

Amber California on

We are naming our first son Cam Alexander! Due in the fall.

KW on

That is one very orange woman

Marky on

Camden, CT is one of the loveliest places I’ve seen. That’s what I think of, not Camden, NJ! It’s a great name, so get over your hateful selves! Best wishes to this couple!

Anonymous on

i delivered a Camden today. it is becoming popular.

Anonymous on

Pippi777 and Marky- My thoughts exactly! There’s more than one town named Camden, and it sounds like some of them are actually quite lovely! 🙂

Anyway, congrats to them! I wonder why little Camden was born so early?

Sandy on

another Camden! wow everyone loves that name.

good luck to the happy family!

Sophia on

Wow, Camden has really taken off lately! Congrats to Eric and Emily, and welcome baby Camden William. All the best x

Sharon on

Looks like Camden is getting as popular as “over the moon”…..anyway congratulations and best wishes! I am glad the little peanut is ok 🙂

Jen on

Why does it matter if they named him Camden??

Anonymous on

Camden is a perfectly nice name, I grew up in Camden, NJ and you people need to stop associating that name with all that’s bad. There are plenty of other beautiful towns that are named Camden as well, do your research first. Good luck with your baby and don’t listen to the haters of the name the baby’s health is much more important than a name.

AmandaC on

Camden is being so over used now, thats 3 baby boys only a few months apart.

Shana-lee on

Congrats to the couple. With today’s technology and good medical care, the baby should be fine. God Bless the family.

taradawes on

Love the name Camden but in my opinion it doesn’t flow very nicely with their last name. But that being said best wishes to them and hopefully he does well and is able to come home soon.

Sherry on

Congrats to the new parents. Love and Theft is my new up and coming new duo in country music.

Really people – complain about the name? You should be hoping and praying that this little baby is healthy – not ditzing on his name. Grow up!

heather on

who is this guy? never heard of him or his band.

Jill on


Really? “Camden is a filthy, violent ghetto” My daughter Camden is a beautiful 6 year old who I would never look at and think filty, violen ghetto. Get real!

Have you ever heard of Camden yards? or the simple fact that the name means Twisting Valley? Why don’t you think about things before you say them. Grow up!

Amy on

Congratulations to Eric & Emily on the birth of baby Camden!

Holiday on

I like the name Camden! Congrats to them. My daughter was also premature and now and 2 years 10 months is as smart as can be and so healthy.

soph on

Gee, Jill, are you feeling a wee bit insulted? Because I couldn’t tell…

Of course you wouldn’t think that, but what’s stopping others? Get used to it.


Marky, there is no town in CT named Camden. There is, however, a Hamden.