Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill and his [article id="1676594"]wife, model Lily Aldridge[/article], welcomed their first child, Dixie Pearl Followill, on Thursday in Nashville.
According to People magazine, the bouncing bundle of joy arrived at the rock-star hour of 1 a.m., weighing a healthy 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 22 inches long.
"Mom, dad and baby are happy, healthy and enjoying their new addition," a spokesperson for the band told the magazine. The [article id="1663905"]couple were married[/article] in Santa Barbara, California, in May 2011 at San Ysidro Ranch after dating for more than two years.
The birth of the couple's daughter puts a happy cap on what was, by all accounts, a rather tumultuous year for the Kings. After releasing the [article id="1650478"]Come Around Sundown[/article] album to modest reviews and sales, the band [article id="1656723"]picked a fight with "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy[/article] (who would [article id="1661307"]subsequently apologize[/article] for calling the band "self-centered a--holes") and released the well-received documentary, [article id="1662542"]"Talihina Sky."[/article]
Last summer included a much-publicized incident at a Dallas concert in which Followill claimed to suffer a bout of [article id="1668208"]"heat exhaustion,"[/article] leading to the band scrapping the remainder of their U.S. tour and calls from his bandmates to enter rehab to deal with a reported alcohol problem. They returned to the road in September for a run of Canadian shows.
They wrapped the year with a tour of Australia and a pair of Grammy nominations: Best Rock Album for Sundown and a Best Long Form Music Video nom for "Talihina Sky."