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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!”