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Bucky Covington Welcomes Daughter Kennedy Taylor

10/10/2014 at 02:45 PM ET

Bucky Covington Welcomes Daughter Kennedy Taylor Amanda Vaughn/Red Owl Photography

Bucky Covington has a new idol: his daughter!

The American Idol alum welcomed his first child with fiancée Katherine Cook on Friday, Oct. 10, in Nashville, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Kennedy Taylor Covington was born weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz., and measured 18 inches long.

Both the new mama and baby “are doing well and resting comfortably following this morning’s delivery,” his rep says in a statement, adding the “first-time father is ecstatic” over the birth of his baby girl.

“We are beyond excited to start our life as a family and can’t wait to see what adventures this little blessing has in store for us,” the proud new dad tells PEOPLE.

“The nursery is done, the bags were packed and I Googled how to get to the hospital. This parenthood thing is pretty easy so far!”
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Baby on the Way for Bucky Covington

02/13/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Bucky Covington Expecting First Child Amanda Vaughn/Red Owl Photography

Bucky Covington is going to be a dad!

The country singer and his fiancée, publicist Katherine Cook, are expecting their first child this fall, the American Idol alum confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Though the soon-to-be dad, 36, admits the news did take a minute to sink in at first.

“Katherine came and threw a pregnancy test in front of me — three of them actually — and they all said the same thing. The only problem was I didn’t know what they were! I was like, ‘What is this? Are you okay?'” Covington tells PEOPLE. “So she told me and I got so excited!”

The musician and Cook, 30, are eager to find out the sex of their baby.
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