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Congratulations to Joe Nichols and his wife Heather on the birth of their first chidle, baby girl Dylan River Nichols.  Joe & Heather share with PEOPLE exclusively that their baby girl was born at 1:22 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, weighing in at 7 lbs., 5 oz. and is 21¼ inches long.  

“Joe and I have prayed for this day for such a long time,” a tired but blissful Heather tells PEOPLE. “We are truly blessed.”

Heather’s mom, Sharon Singleton, shares the meaning of the baby’s name. “Dylan was inspired by Heather’s childhood friend Dylan who passed away after college,” Singleton explains. “She says she has felt his presence as her guardian angel since. River comes from the song Joe sang to Heather on their wedding day, “That Would Be Her,” which Heather listened to over and over during her fertility treatments.”

After holding his little girl in his arms for the first time, Nichols tells PEOPLE, “This is one of the most humbling and remarkable experiences. Heather is amazing, and I am just so thankful our little girl is here. She is truly a miracle.”  Read PEOPLE’s entire article by clicking HERE.

Best wishes go out to the Nichols Family!

One reply on “Joe Nichols And Wife Welcome The Arrival Of Their Baby Girl”

  1. Congrats to Joe and Heather! And to little Dylan.. welcome to the world precious little girl.. you have amazing parents.. <3

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