USMagazine, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 11:30am (PST)
Love and Theft's Eric Gunderson is getting the son he always wanted!
In November, the country star and his wife, Emily Hagar, announced that they were expecting their first child -- and though both said the most important thing was that the baby was healthy, Gunderson couldn't resist adding that he hoped their little bundle of joy would be a boy. And it is!
The couple, who married in April 2010, will welcome a son in mid-May, his rep confirms to Us Weekly.
"I'm so excited to have a boy!!" Gunderson, 28, tells Us. "Emily would be happy either way, but I've been secretly planning father/son hunting and fishing trips all along. I might even let him try his hand at guitar, although, you know those musicians are a handful..."
The proud papa-to-be eventually wants a girl, too, but he's thrilled to be having a little boy first.
"Obviously, I'm just hoping for a healthy baby," the "Angel Eyes" singer told Taste of Country in November. "But I was the oldest in my family and I was a boy...I think it was cool for my sister to always have an older brother. I think I'd like to have a boy first and then a little girl, but I'll take whatever I get!"
Gunderson and his Love and Theft bandmate, Stephen Barker Liles -- rumored to be the subject of Taylor Swift's song "Hey Stephen" -- are currently on tour with singer and new dad Jake Owen, who welcomed a baby of his own with wife Lacey Buchanan on Thanksgiving.