Dave Haywood Welcomes Son Cash Van

09/08/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Dave Haywood Welcomes Son Cash Van Rick Diamond/Getty

The newest Baby A has arrived!

Dave Haywood and wife Kelli Cashiola Haywood welcomed their first child on Sunday, Sept. 7 in Nashville, PEOPLE confirms.

“So happy to have a healthy baby boy here with us! Cash Van Haywood was born last night,” the Lady Antebellum guitarist, 32, announced via the band’s Twitter account.

“Mom and Dad are doing great and couldn’t be happier!”

The baby boy weighed in at 7 lbs. and measures 19 inches long. “Cash is taken from Kelli’s maiden name Cashiola and Van is Dave’s father’s name,” the band’s rep shares.

The guitarist admitted he and his record exec wife of two years have been in full-on prep mode leading up to the birth — even practicing diapering skills on bandmate Hillary Scott‘s 13-month-old, Eisele Kaye.

“We’ve been trying to read and prepare and talk and think through every scenario for the delivery and the labor and how we want to try to be as parents,” Haywood told PEOPLE last month. “We know when the moment happens, all hell is going to break loose.”

The happy arrival came a little earlier than expected, causing the group to cancel their show Sunday evening at Allegan County Fair in Michigan. Haywood now has a few weeks to get to know his new son as the trio takes a break before their next show in the Dominican Republic on Sept. 28 — and before launching their new album, 747, two days later.

— Eileen Finan with reporting by Cynthia Sanz

FILED UNDER: Births , Country , Dave Haywood , News

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Kristina on

Congrats I’m sure he is a beautiful baby. He will be talented that’s for sure. I’m sure he will grow up to be a little singer, guitar player and piano player. He will sure have a lot of love and talent around him.

Anonymous on

Our 5 month old is Cash too! Love the name!

Amelia on

Congrats.

Tee on

Congratulations to Dave and Kelli!

Shawna on

Cash Van? Seriously?? Is that like Cash Cab?

Alessandra on

Money Truck? Nice.

jessiemaystorm on

Cute names seperately but it kiiiinda sounds like a reality game show. I’m sure he’s gorgeous and healthy though🙂 congratulations to Dave and Kelli, and welcome bang Cash x

jessiemaystorm on

*baby Cash

Melissa on

Cash Van?! Very silly name! I also have a friend named Cash. Congrats to the couple!

Kristina on

Who cares what they named him Cash Van is a good name and it has a special meaning Cash is from his wife’s maiden name Cashiola and Van is Dave’s dad’s first name.

Kay on

Cash Van reminds me of Cash Cab as well! But I do love that they chose it from her maiden name. Bet he’s a cutie!

Ala Lemon on

I get that the names are family names, but I find the association rather unfortunate.
Congratulations, though

Cortney on

Cash Van no matter how they came up with it is a weird combo … It sounds like a radio gimmick. Yeah come on down to the park today and meet Lady A they will be giving away prizes from our cash van!

Bee on

My mind promptly went to Cash Cab. Great show. Cash has become a very popular name in the last two years, I know three little boys named Cash.

Anonymous on

So happy for them. Congrats!

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