It’s a baby boy for Dan + Shay singer Shay Mooney and his fiancée Hannah Billingsley!
The former Miss Arkansas gave birth to the couple’s first child, son Asher James, on Tuesday, Jan. 24. “It's hard to describe the love you feel for the first time when you hold your child,” Shay wrote on Instagram next to a family photo. “I will never be the same. Asher James, I promise to be the father you deserve. And Hannah, I promise to be the husband you want and need. I love you both so much. You've given me everything I never knew I needed.”
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It's hard to describe the love you feel for the first time when you hold your child. I will never be the same. Asher James, I promise to be the father you deserve. And Hannah, I promise to be the husband you want and need. I love you both so much. You've given me everything I never knew I needed. Welcome to the world Asher James Mooney. 1/24/2017
Before the birth, the songwriter, 25, shared a snap of the parents-to-be at the hospital, writing, “The time is nigh. #AsherJames,” before adding, “Here we go!” on Twitter.
The duo, who’s been together for over two years, first announced their pregnancy in October with an adorable pic on Instagram. "Gonna have a new band member in the Mooney family… 2017 is gonna be the start of our best adventure yet! Mini Mooney is comin in hot,” Shay wrote at the time while holding up a onesie that read, “I’m with the band.”
Hannah’s baby bump made its debut on the red carpet at the CMA Awards just a few weeks later. On Christmas Eve, Shay captioned a photo of the blonde beauty, “I am beyond blessed. I can't believe I get to call this beautiful woman mine. The last year has been the best of my life. @hannah.billingsley I love you like crazy and you're gonna be the best mom in the whole world. I pray that our baby is just like you… All that being said…we can't wait to meet you Asher James. I already love you more than I thought I was capable of. Seeya soon little man.”
Scroll through the gallery below for a look at more celebrity babies born in 2017!