Jana Kramer Welcomes Daughter Jolie Rae

02/01/2016 at 01:00 PM ET

She’s got the girl!

Country singer Jana Kramer and her husband, former NFL tight-end Michael Caussin, welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Sunday, Jan. 31 in Nashville, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 4:01 p.m., daughter Jolie Rae Caussin arrived weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. She measured 19½ inches long.

“Words can’t even begin to describe how much happiness I’m feeling right now,” Kramer, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Holding my healthy and beautiful baby girl in my arms is something that’s truly indescribable. Michael and I are so thankful for this wonderful blessing!”

Jana Kramer Welcomes Daughter Jolie Rae
Brooke Kelly

Jolie’s birth was only the start to Kramer’s amazing week: On Monday, the nominations for the 2016 ACM Awards were announced and the new mom is up for female vocalist of the year.

“What a whirlwind of great surprises and wonderful news,” the singer-songwriter, who previously won top new female artist in 2012, said in a statement. “I’m overwhelmed with joy after welcoming my beautiful baby girl into the world AND finding out I’ve been nominated for an ACM Award!”

It all comes after a crazy year for Kramer, who announced her pregnancy in August — in the middle of promoting her sophomore album, thirty one.

“The hardest part has been performing. I have a barf bag on stage and usually am able to get through the concert, but after every show, my sweet assistant Brittni holds my hair as I puke,” the mom-to-be, who experienced all-day morning sickness through the third trimester, wrote in her first PEOPLE.com pregnancy blog.

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But from singing on stage to finding out the baby’s sex in August, Kramer was all smiles. In November, the “I Got the Boy” singer and Caussin celebrated the pending arrival of their daughter with a chic baby shower.

“The shower was everything and more we could have ever dreamed it would be. My favorite part was when Michael and I took in the room and just saw all the love that was surrounding us and our baby girl-to-be,” she told PEOPLE after the baby bash.

Jana Kramer Welcomes Daughter Jolie Rae
Brooke Kelly

And while Kramer is finally taking a timeout to bond with her newborn baby girl, she won’t be sitting on the sidelines for long.

“I’ve told my management that six weeks after the baby is born, I’ll be ready to go back on the road. Mama’s gotta work,” she told Fit Pregnancy and Baby.

But her family is Kramer’s first priority, and she’s already looking forward to a second child — eventually.

“I can honestly say just knowing our little baby girl is inside of me makes it all worth it and I can’t wait to do it all over again,” she wrote in her final PEOPLE.com pregnancy blog. “Having said that, it won’t be right away. I need my time with wine again.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Sarah Michaud

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catfite on

Congrats to them!! I love Jana and what a sweet little doll she has.

L on

Beautiful and human pic ! Taking it in white and black was an excellent idea. Congrats to the happy parents ( I’m not based in the U.S so no idea who they are…. )

L on

By the back home “Jolie” means very pretty…. Looking at the pic that name is appropriate, she is cute

Amy on

I hadn’t heard of her before reading this, but clicked on the story because of that beautiful, love-filled photo. Best wishes to their family!

guest on

Wow, I wish my husband looked at me like that after our baby was born!!

sally on

Mama’s got to work? Can’t give the child 1 year? Plenty of time to work and make money. I’m sure she’s got plenty to live on while taking time for the baby. Why not let hubby earn the money and you give your time to your little one? You will not believe all the milestones that occur within the first year!

Julie on

I just love the way the husband is looking at her….adorable!!!

Sharon on

I love love love that new born smell… Sweet pics!

Angelica on

Sweet picture! Congrats.

KL on

Beautiful pics!! Congrats to them and what a cute cute name!!! LOVE IT, they know how to name a child, a nice cute name and not a stupid non-name.!!

cyclone on

Not a fan of country music so I don’t know that side of her career but I’ve like Jana as an actress. She was in my favorite Grey’s Anatomy episode, where the kid lays in cement to impress her. Congratulations.

Yuz on

Aww such adorable picture.

Jnanni on

A very cute baby. I was happy to see a real picture of a baby rather than a hat, a hand or a toe. Either show a picture of the baby or not at all. Congrats to them both.

Anna on

A very cute picture! So happy for them.

S on

I agree with Sally. Got to get back to work and back to the wine…who say’s that right after having a baby?!?!

Rebecca on

Beautiful pictures capturing a wonderful moment, but a pacifier already?

Momof3girls on

I love the name!! We have a Joelee (named after my husband, Joseph Lee).
I thought I was so clever back in 2004 coming up with that name!!! LOL
Congrats to the family!!

Mardetta on

Wow a real picture! Not only a side or partial face!

Lardella on