Holly Williams Welcomes Daughter Stella June

09/30/2014 at 07:35 PM ET

Holly Williams has added a new branch to her famous family tree.

The country singer and her husband, musician Chris Coleman, welcomed their first child, daughter Stella June Coleman, in Nashville at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“I am beyond thrilled to meet her. I’m so incredibly blessed,” Williams tells PEOPLE of her little one, who weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and measured 21 inches long.

The new mom, 33, who is the granddaughter of Hank Williams and daughter of Hank Jr., embraced family tradition in naming her baby girl: Stella was the name of a great, great aunt, while June was Williams’s maternal grandmother.

Holly Williams Welcomes Daughter Stella June
Chris Coleman


“She was the grandparent I was closest to by far and she was just such an amazing, lovely, southern dream of a grandmother to me,” says Williams, whose song, “Waiting on June,” was written in her honor.

“It’s really important to teach my child about my grandparents and where they came from and why I was so close to them,” she adds.

Holly Williams Welcomes Daughter Stella June
Chris Coleman

Stella June arrived at just the right time for Williams and her husband, who each recently returned from long stretches on the road. Coleman is a backing musician for Kings of Leon and Williams just wrapped up touring for her album, The Highway.

“We have been going non-stop for a year and this will be our first 14 days in our house together since 2012,” she says. “This sounds crazy, but I feel like we’re about to go on vacation because we’ll be forced to not leave the house for days.”

She continues, “The thought of just being in a rocking chair with her and being still and quiet for hours and hours upon end, even if I’m exhausted, sounds like such a peaceful bonding time.”

Holly Williams Welcomes Daughter Stella June
Chris Coleman

— Eileen Finan

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Marky on

Congratulations to the happy couple, nice name!

PAT on

Congratulations on the new baby girl Holly! Holly! is a great singer that has been in Nashville with several others that have moved out of the way for the likes of the Cassadees, RaeLynns and Danielles, Gwens (all from The Voice). Our next crop of country female singers!Guess we don’t even have Taylor Swift anymore!!!!

Kimberly on

Congrats Holly! I grew up listening to Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr. my very favorite singer!!! Beautiful name for your baby!

ALM on

“being still and quiet for hours and hours upon end” What a lovely fantasy! Won’t happen with a newborn… 😉

Congratulations to the new family! Love her music, love “The Highway”. And for the culturally-challenged, why don’t you check her out before admitting your shortcomings?

Charli on

She is an INCREDIBLE musician! Saw her at the Grand Ol’ Opry this summer!!

MHR on

I like her, and she seems like a very classy person. The snapshot of baby Stella’s hand is adorable. And Stella June is a great, common enough yet still fairly unique name with family history to boot! Congrats!

Charli on

I love the name and I also love the name Holly.

Michelle on

Love the Williams’ Family. Congratulations to beautiful Holly and hubby. You will never remember your life without your baby, your life truly begins from this moment on. I’m sure you’ll be a terrific mom.

cassidy on

Yawn. You gave birth- Next?

Paula on

Congrats Holly on the new addition!

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