Jewel Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Kase Townes is the first child for the singer and husband Ty Murray.

It's a boy for [artist id="1232128"]Jewel[/artist] and husband Ty Murray, who welcomed their first child on Monday night.

"Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy Kase Townes Murray into the world!" Jewel posted on her website. "We are over come with happiness - it really is as great as everyone told us it would be- better even!"

The couple have said they have been trying to conceive for two years and [article id="1655655"]announced that they were expecting[/article] back in January. The two were married in 2008 in the Bahamas. Kase was born in Texas — where the couple owns a working ranch — at 7 p.m. CT, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Previously, Jewel opened up about finding the right time to start a family. "I have always been a workaholic, so I had to learn how to slow down and take care of myself in a different way," she told People in January. "I'm trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy. I feel really lucky."

Murray felt similarly enthused about starting a family after three years of marriage. "We're so excited to be expecting our first baby," he said. "We always knew we wanted to have a child, and this time in our lives feels right."

Jewel released an album of children's songs back in 2009 called Lullaby and now has a new collection of kid-friendly songs called The Merry Goes 'Round that will be released in August.

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