Singer Jewel and hubby Ty Murray have a baby son
Jewel and her bull-riding husband Ty Murray are the parents of a new baby son as of Monday evening.
Kase Towne Murray arrived weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces at 7 p.m. Texas time, the couple announced on the singer-songwriter's website Tuesday.
"We are overcome with happiness," they said. "It really is as great as everyone told us it would be -- better even!"
Jewel had a scare in her hometown back in March when a volunteer firefighter's truck crashed into the passenger side of her car. After a trip to the hospital for tests, the mom-and-baby-to-be were said to be "doing fine."
Murray and Jewel, who married in 2008, live on a working ranch in Stephenville, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth. "Dancing With the Stars" fans will remember the "King of the Cowboys" making it into the final four on the show's eighth season, when Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson won the mirror ball trophy.
The 36-year-old has been getting into mom mode for a while now, recording an album of children's music to be released next month and spending the spring converting a room into a nursery. Any bets on what the new parents will be listening to in the car?
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Ty Murray and Jewel arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February. The couple welcomed a son Monday. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press.