Mary Lou Lord Becomes A Mother

Boston-bred singer/songwriter Mary Lou Lord got a little more to sing about on New Year's Eve according to her record label.

Lord's label, the WORK Group, announced on Tuesday that the acclaimed singer/songwriter became a mother on December 31. Lord and the Raging Teens' Kevin Patey gave birth to an 8 lbs. 4 oz. baby girl named Annabelle Lord-Patey in Salem, Massachusetts.

Lord was last seen supporting her 1998 album, "Got No Shadow," before cutting the tour short to enter an alcohol rehab program which she completed late last summer.

The child is Lord's first, and the singer is said to be relaxing at home with her new daughter.