Congratulations are in order for Taylor Dye and Josh Kerr after the singer welcomed their baby girl on Monday, January 17. The couple announced her early arrival on social media, saying she was "beautiful, strong, and everything we have ever dreamed of." Leighton Grace Kerr was born at 2 lbs., 5 oz.
Alongside a set of pictures, Taylor stated on Instagram, "She decided to be a Capricorn like her daddy. we already can't wait for the day we get to finally take her home 💜." Dye was originally due to give birth in the Spring.
Taylor Dye announced she was officially going to be a mom back in November 2021 and gave fans an update on her health a week ago. The 26-year-old country singer, who is part of the phenomenal duo Maddie & Tae, revealed she had been in the hospital for one month due to pregnancy complications. Through Instagram, husband Josh Kerr shared an image saying, "T went in for a routine check-up at 24 weeks then we were immediately admitted and we have been here since," he wrote.
He continued, "Sweet girl is doing great. She is just a little more excited than she is ready to be in the world. This hasn't been easy but we're leaning on God and trusting His plan. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers 💜"
Maddie & Tae were set to headline the 2022 CMT Next Women of Country Tour: The All Song No Static Tour with Sacha and Callista Clark as openers. Unfortunately, they had to reschedule due to Tae being put on bed rest. Through Instagram, the duo released a statement on December 27th, saying, "As excited as we are to get out on the road and seeing everyone, we are holding off on our return a little longer. Tae and her baby are doing great, but the doctors placed her on temporary bed rest."
They continued, "Out of precaution, we are postponing our upcoming tour dates including the CMT Next Women of Country: All Song No Static Tour. Rescheduled dates to be announced soon! We appreciate your understanding and we'll be back on tour with new music as soon as we can!"
The couple had initially revealed they were expecting after sharing a beautiful photo together in November. The singer had stated, "mom and dad 🤍 baby Kerr is joining us earthside in spring '22 and we are already so deeply in love. swipe to find out what we're having!"
Bandmate Maddie Marlow commented on the social media photo, congratulating the country star. "Thank You Jesus for the biggest blessing!! I CANT WAIT TO MEET HER," Marlow wrote.
Songwriter Josh Kerr, who is a Grammy-winning songwriter, also shared the news on his own Instagram account. He captioned the photo, "@taylordye and I have been keeping a little secret for a few months now. Mom & dad already love you so much baby Kerr."
The pair had announced their engagement back in September 2019 after more than a year of dating. The singer showed off her diamond engagement ring through a series of Instagram photos, captioning the post, "Can't wait to love you forever Joshua Peter Kerr. WE'RE ENGAGED!!!!!!"
The couple officially tied the knot in Nashville, Tennessee in February 2022. The wedding came a few months after Maddie got married to Jonah Font. Their recent songs, "Madness" and "Women You Got" are said to be inspired by their marriages.
Editors Note: This article was originally published on November 22, 2021. It was updated on January 20, 2021, after Josh Kerr and Taylor Dye announced the birth of their child.
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