Josh Turner Welcomes Son Samuel Hawke

09/05/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Josh Turner Welcomes Fourth Son Samuel Hawke Michael Loccisano/Getty

It’s a good thing Josh Turner knows his Man Stuff — because he’s team blue!

The country crooner and his wife Jennifer welcomed their fourth son together on Thursday, Sept. 4, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Samuel Hawke Turner was born in the morning, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. and measuring 20½ inches.

“God has truly blessed Jennifer and me with this healthy little boy,” Turner, 36, says in a statement. “We are so thankful and excited to see our family grow yet again.”

The couple — who announced in May that they were expecting another baby boy — are already parents to sons Marion, 3, Colby, 5, and Hampton, 8 next month.

Although he admitted they have their hands full, Turner — who thinks it’s “pretty awesome” to have a brood of boys — is confident the new addition will bring a sense of calm to their hectic household.

“There was this one day a while ago where our three boys were literally driving us crazy. We were ready to pull our hair out and Jennifer was about to scream,” he told PEOPLE.

“I looked at her and said, ‘Hey, remember everyone always told us that three was the hardest number? We’re either having another one or we’re giving one away!’ ”

– Anya Leon

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soph on

She looks like his mom.

pat on

This is a great couple. I’m happy for them. Happy they are in Country Music!! Congratulations on the new baby….!

Amelia on

Congratulations.

Joan Turner on

Soph, how rude!

Rory on

Very rude Soph, and I disagree with you.

Guest on

It’s been awhile since Marion was used (commonly) as a boy’s name. I kind of feel for the kid…but, at least it’s not a color or a fruit.

Lala on

All great names, but Marion?:\ I wonder if it’s pronounced the way I think it is?

Guest on

“Marion came from one of my heroes, the Revolutionary War general Francis Marion,” Josh explained. “They called him the Swamp Fox, out of South Carolina. Our sense of this child was that he was going to be a warrior and a fighter and somebody that was able to overcome challenges. He looks like he’s got that look in his eye. [laughs]“

Val on

Congrats to Josh and the family.

Marky on

John Wayne’s name was Marion, and he was pretty manly, so I think the name is fine; not to mention the man he was actually named for! As for Jennifer looking like Josh’s mother…who are you kidding? Why does there always have to be a jerk on these threads that thinks being hateful is somehow cleaver?

Congratulations to the happy couple and their family. Love the name and can’t wait to see a picture of their new baby!

Anonymous on

Joan and Rory- Given her history of making snarky comments here, this probably isn’t the case, but Soph could have just meant that she’s seen a picture of Josh’s mom and thinks his wife literally looks like her (rather than thinking she just looks old enough to BE his mom!).

Anyway, congrats to them!

lola on

4 boys?! Love it! I have 4 daughters no sons. Love the name, but Marion?!! Poor kid : /

Elara on

Marion can easily become Rion…which is a unique spelling I suppose. When the child gets older he will most likely profess a desire to be called Rion, or whatever his middle name is.

emma on

4 boys and no girls. You know that woman is desperate for a girl.

lily on

Agree with you, soph, she totally looks like she could be his mother.

Sam & Freya's mum on

As mum of a Sam I’m partial to the name! Can’t imagine 4 boistrous boys! Had son’s 10th b’day party today with 4 other boys and that was enough, a few hours or so, but they had fun which is great. I find they’re low maintenance in a sense but chaotic and always on the go as well, good luck to them!!

Florida Girl on

It may be rude but Soph is right. She looks like his Mom. And Marion? Geez, poor kid will be teased to no end.

Michelle on

Happy for the blessed couple!!!
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Etsy on

Marion is originally more common as a man’s name…like Leslie, Shannon, Kim, Stacy etc. It was also my grandmother’s name! Nowadays, you pretty much have to ask if names are for a boy or girl as they are no longer gender specific….i find that such hard work! When I am hiring for my company, I never know if Jordan or Reese or Jamie is for a man or a woman…it always makes the day interesting!

Anonymous on

Elara- Actually, Marion IS his middle name. His full name is Crawford Marion but they call him Marion.

Ashley on

Soph! DITTO here!!! That’s funny, I was so thinking the same thing.

Anna on

Yeah they more look like siblings.

Anonymous on

So happy for Josh and the family!

Nicole on

I have met Josh twice and seen him and his wife in concert 5 times. She is way better looking than this photo depicts, and so is he. He looks at her with love in his eyes and seems to truly cherish and respect her. Pictures don’t always show the complete picture:-)

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