Frankie Ballard is going to be a dad! The country singer and his wife Christina are expecting their first child.

Ballard and his wife revealed their exciting news to People: "It’s been fun keeping this secret, but too hard to contain our excitement now,” they say. Baby Ballard is due to arrive in February, the couple reports, and they won't be finding out whether it's a boy or a girl until he or she arrives.

"When else can you be truly surprised in this life anymore?" they reason. "The mystery is still intact. February is right around the corner, and we are so eager to meet this precious little gift."

Ballard already seems smitten with his and Christina's soon-to-arrive bundle of joy. Of the moment he learned of his wife's pregnancy, the "Sunshine & Whiskey" singer says, "I can only describe it as a combination of emotion and words. Shock-tacular, grateful, awe." His first ultrasound experience, meanwhile, "blew my hair straight back.”

"I had a thousand prayers answered in one appointment. To see toes wigglin’ and a strong heartbeat sent electricity through my bones," Ballard reflects. "Purpose is the gasoline of any great creative fire, and a growing family reminds me just how bad I want to make music for mine."

Ballard and Christina have been married since March of 2017. She owns the shoe and accessories store Old Smokeys Boots.

"I can feel that bigger-picture wisdom getting downloaded with each passing week," Christina reflects of her pregnancy and preparing to be a mother. "Frankie has leaned into every part of this journey and has lifted me up daily. He has kept me laughing with his incredible sense of humor and fun personality this entire time."

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