Baby Boy on the Way for Thompson Square’s Keifer and Shawna

08/04/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

The baby the couple expect in January is a boy, Thompson Square announced via Facebook Tuesday.

“Hey everybody, we just got back from our 20-week ultrasound and we wanted to share with you whether it is a boy or a girl,” Keifer explains. Adds Shawna, “You put in your votes — I think it was probably more girl than boy — there were twins in there! C’mon people, we don’t need twins!” The couple then released balloons to reveal the big news — it’s a boy!

Originally published Aug 4Thompson Square is going from a duo to a trio!

After 16 years of marriage, husband and wife bandmates Keifer and Shawna Thompson are finally having a baby, they announced via social media Tuesday.

“We’re really, really excited,” Keifer, 39, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “We’ve been together for a long time and we’ve done a lot of things, and we just really felt there was something missing. We love what we do, we love the music business, but we didn’t want to deprive ourselves of having a family.”

Thompson Square's Keifer and Shawna Are Having a Baby
Courtesy Thompson Square

And the pair, who are expecting their first child in January, are already thinking about all the logistics involved with raising a baby on the road.

“We’re going to have to design a whole new bus!” says Keifer. “We’re going to need to turn one of the bunks into a crib, and we’ll need a changing area,” Shawna, 37, says. “It’s going to be interesting.”

Shawna also admits that the weird pregnancy cravings she’s always heard about kicked in right away.

“I was eating strange combinations,” she jokes.

“That’s before she even knew,” adds Keifer. “She was like, ‘I think I might need to go get a test because I just ate a cantaloupe followed by a pickle chaser.’ ”

As for names, the “Trans Am” and “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?” singers haven’t come up with any real contenders yet, though they plan to keep it classic.

“I already got Thompson in there, so I said Shawna gets to pick the name as long as it’s not something crazy like these people in Hollywood do all the time. No Moonbeam for us!” says Keifer. “Though I think it would be fun … maybe we should go with something really weird and random. Toothpaste Thompson. That is a great alliteration — and we are songwriters, you know.”

— Danielle Anderson

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Becky on


Merry on

Super cute announcement! Congrats!

Teknosbeka on

I saw them perform at a small club show a few years ago; super cute couple and talented musicians!

Congrats on

So happy for them!! I have seen them twice in concert and they seem like a great couple.

lindy on

never heard of them but my partner and I had a baby together the month of our 21st anniversary as a couple. I told people “I wanted to be sure it would work out.” But then it didn’t; he left when the kid was 8. Parenthood is a challenge.

Nancy on


Kaitlin on

For everyone asking who they are – they’re a country duo. Their biggest hit was out a few years ago “Are you gunna Kiss me or Not” and it’s fantastic. Very Pop-Country.

kaye on

Who and who?????

Anonymous on

Awesome news and super cute announcement!

People must not have their reading glasses on today. The article clearly says WHO they both are, so it is quite lazy to ask. And if you don’t know from that, you can google and look at the ACM or CMA awards they won. ACM and CMA are country music awards where they won. Wouldn’t want to hear what?!

Linda Rowe on

So very happy for both of you. Congratulations.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! And I really hope he was joking when he said he was open to going with something really weird and random for the name! 🙂

kaye on

@Anonymous – people come to this site to read about celebrities which by definition are pretty much universally recognizable to most people. Seems counterintuitive not to mention a “make work project” if it’s necessary to conduct Google research.

dani on

Congrats shawna know you my all life and going to school with we was wondering when you was gonna have a Baby we the family are behind proud Congrats again Mr Mickey Your dad would be so Proud. it would be great if it is boy and you can after you’re Dad. Again Me and my Family wants to say Congrats. even though we are cousins to

Kimberly on

Never heard of these people but congrats, boys are super fun and love their mamas! 🙂

MJ on

Congratulations on the baby news… but WHY do people still release balloons like that? It’s SO BAD for the environment. PLEASE STOP!

Anonymous on

Geez Lindy, Way to put a negative spin on it! Children are people. It sounds like your hubby didn’t understand the meaning of commitment and hard work. Life is hard with or without kids.

Cindy Carper on

Congratulations Keifer and Shawna!! I’m so happy for you!!