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Congratulations to Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band as he welcomes his new daughter Kline Olivia Diaz, today July 31. This is the first child for Mike and his wife Kacey.  Kline was born in Dallas and weighing 6 lbs., 15 oz. and is 20¼ inches long.

“They tell you about this feeling that is beyond comparison … and the moment Kacey and I laid our eyes on little Kline we understood it’s absolutely the coolest thing ever!” Mike tells PEOPLE.

Mike and the rest of the Eli Young band will resume on Rascal Flatts’ CHANGED TOUR on Thursday, August 9 in Charlotte, NC.