It’s already been a great year for Jake Owen, but it just got a lot better. The country singer has announced that his wife Lacey Buchanan Owen is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The couple is expecting a little girl to arrive this November.

Owen shared the good news with People on Monday afternoon. He married Buchanan after a short engagement during a sunrise ceremony on May 7.

“The way we saw it, the baby news was a bonus on top of the engagement,” Owen says, adding, “but we didn’t want anyone to think we were getting married because Lacey was pregnant, and we wanted to celebrate our wedding first.”

The singer reveals that the couple found out Lacey was expecting after Jake had already asked her father for permission to propose. “From the day I met her, there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to marry her, and we always knew we wanted a family,” he says. “Not only do I have a beautiful wife I get to spend my life with, I’m getting a baby too!”

Owen continues, “You know with other people’s babies, they’ll say, ‘Do you want to hold the baby?’ And I always am excited to do that, but then you have to give the baby back. Now we get to keep the baby!”

The couple’s first ultrasound was Monday (July 2), meaning Owen had to rush home from a Brothers of the Sun Tour stop in Cincinnati, Ohio to be there. He says his sister believes that the Chinese Birth Calendar can predict baby gender, so they expected to be told to expect a boy. “So when the technician said it was a girl, were were like, ‘Are you sure?’” he recounts.

Just after visiting the doctor’s office, Owen hit Twitter, writing “Greatest day of my life. Point blank. Best ever. Wow.”

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