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Maddie Marlow and her husband, Jonah Font, welcomed their first baby. The baby boy, Forrest Henry Font, was born on September 9, 2023, weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces. It’s the first baby for the happy couple, who married in November of 2019.

The new mom posted a beautiful photo of her new boy on Instagram, as well as a photograph with the new dad holding the baby and a photo of herself sleeping next to the baby. She wrote, “After 37 hard hours of labor, finally getting to push, and ending up having an emergency c-section and being put under, Forrest Henry Font made his debut. Thank you to our incredible medical team at St. Thomas Midtown for taking incredible care of us and making a really scary experience as calm and comfortable as possible for our little family. Forrest is everything Jonah and I could’ve ever dreamed of, and we’d go through it all over again for him.”

She closed with, “Thank you, Lord, for the gift of this perfect boy and this magical time. We are so in love.”

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Many fans responded to the post, including one who wrote, “Welcome baby Forrest!!! A perfect angel!!!!” Another fan commented, “Congratulations y’all! I’m so glad both you and baby boy made it safe and sound. He is precious!!!” Country music mom of two Gabby Barrett reacted, saying, “Yayyyyy! Congrats, Mama!”

The couple announced they were expecting their first baby back in April. Font and her husband talked with People magazine about the news. Maddie said, “We found out in early January that we were expecting. I surprised Jonah with a little card and the positive tests once he came home from work.”

Font continued, “We are so excited to become parents! We’ve always wanted babies, so it is surreal that this chapter is beginning for us. We feel so grateful that God chose us to be this sweet little boy’s parents!”

She added of Taylor Dye, who is mother to daughter Leighton Grace, “Oddly enough, my duo partner, Tae, had a feeling I was pregnant before I even knew!”

Country Music Babies Born or Expected in 2023: Luke, Sam + More

  • Sam Hunt - expecting

    Sam revealed in an April show in Las Vegas that he and his wife Hannah were expecting their second child. The couple has one daughter, Lucy Louise, that just turned one in May.

    Today (7/11), Sam posted a photo of himself and his pregnant wife doing bike riding before a show on Instagram.

  • Shay Mooney

    Shay posted a video of himself singing to his new baby Abram Shay Mooney born to he and wife Hannah on January 17, 2023. In the post, he said, “Grateful doesn’t begin to cover it.”

  • Jon Pardi

    Jon Pardi and his wife Summer welcomed their first baby, a girl named Presley Fawn Pardi, on February 18, 2023, in Nashville; Jon wrote on Instagram, along with the baby announcement and a photo of the new baby, “Our Baby girl is here and ready to Pardi haha DAD joke!”

  • Jordan Davis

    Just days after performing at CMA Fest in June, Jordan announced the birth of his third child with his wife Kristen on Instagram. In the sweet post at the time, he wrote in part, “God is good! My son Elijah Patrick is in the world…His momma did incredible in getting him here.”

  • Luke Combs - expecting

    In March, Combs and his wife Nicole announced they were expecting their second child. At the time, Luke posted a slide show of three photos over the new song, “Take You With Me,” on Instagram of himself, his wife Nicole, and baby Tex, who is wearing a onesie that says, “Big Brother.” Combs captioned the post, “Joining the 2 under 2 club! Baby boy #2 is coming this September!!”

  • John Osborne

    Brother’s Osborne’s John Osborne and his wife, Lucie Silvas, welcomed their twins, a boy, and a girl, in March; John posted the news to his Instagram. According to his post, Arthur was born at 1:43 am, weighing 3 lbs and 3 ounces. He measured 15 and a half inches. Maybelle was born at 1:44 am weighing 5 lbs 1-ounce sand and measuring 18 inches long.

    He captioned both babies’ birth details, “Welcome to this crazy world, Arthur and Maybelle. It’s going to be a wild one. @luciesilvas – You’re a damn boss.”

  • Russell Dickerson - expecting

    In April, Russell announced that he and his wife Kailey were expecting their second child, a boy. Russell posted a video on Instagram of his wife seeing the positive pregnancy test, giving it to their 2-and-a-half-year-old son Remmington, and telling him to bring it to daddy.

    As the boy brings Daddy the test, Russell says, “No way,” and smiles, looking into the camera. The video then shows the baby reveal in the family’s kitchen full of blue balloons and party decorations. The couple and Remington don blue wigs and dance around to celebrate the news. Remington was also given a new onesie that reads: “Big Brother.” Dickerson captioned the post, “God gave me a…. BOY! So grateful we get to tell you Remington is going to be a big brother this fall!!”

  • Maddie & Tae's Maddie Font - expecting

    Maddie and her husband Jonah announced In April that they were expecting their first baby, a boy, in September of 2023. Maddie posted at the time, “Jonah & I are over the moon and feel so blessed we get to be this little man’s parents.”

  • Kimberly Perry - expecting

    Making a solo comeback in country music, Kimberly Perry announced that she and her husband, Johnny, were expecting their first baby in April. The new baby is due in August. Kimberly posted to Instagram in part for the announcement, “We’re absolutely beside ourselves with happiness and in awe of the Creator’s plan.”

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