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A baby is on the way for country music star BUCKY COVINGTON and fiancée, Monarch Publicity’s Katherine Cook! The couple, who have been inseparable since they met in early 2007 and became engaged in 2010, just found out they will become three with the arrival of their first child this fall. The pair broke the news earlier today on

“We are so excited to share this news with friends and family! Expecting a child really puts things into perspective. I hope the baby gets my legs, and her patience! Haha!” shares the soon-to-be-father, Bucky Covington.

Bucky Covington’s self-titled debut CD opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with the biggest first week sales for any debut country artist that year. He went on to become the best selling debut artist of 2007 and delivered three consecutive Top 10 hit singles to country radio. In addition to competing on the fifth season of American Idol, Bucky’s national television appearances have included Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly!, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show and Fox & Friends. Bucky’s last single, “Drinking Side of Country” (duet with Shooter Jennings), reached over 2 Million views on YouTube in only 2 short days following its premiere and features cameos by country star Kellie Pickler, Freestyle motocross rider Cowboy Kenny Bartram, and TNA Wrestler Mickie James. Bucky is currently in the studio working on new music and co-producing an upcoming project alongside Grammy nominated producer, Dale Oliver.

To share your congratulations with the father-to-be, connect with Bucky on Facebook and Twitter.