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Eric Church and wife of three years, Katherine, are expecting their first child this fall. "Katherine and I are very excited and are looking forward to becoming parents," reports the dad-to-be. "This year has gotten off to an amazing start for us, and this news has made it so much better than we could have ever anticipated."
Of course, Eric's huge hit, 'Two Pink Lines,' is the real-life story of waiting in angst for the results of a pregnancy test several years ago. "I have this song about pregnancy. It's a personal song for me, because two pink lines happened to me when I was unmarried and a teenager," Eric confessed at the CMA Songwriters series last year. "When I first played this for my mom, I was expecting her to be really bothered by it. She goes, 'I love that song. Why are you singing about two pink lions?' I said, 'Mom, I happen to love lions; I'm a big cat fan.' It took her a long time to figure it out."
Having figured out a lot for himself since then, Eric has certainly changed his tune about having kids.
It's already been quite a year for the singer. He's the 2011 ACM Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year and now goes on to compete for Top New Artist at the April 3 awards show. Eric's current single, 'Homeboy,' is speeding up the charts. It's the first release from his upcoming third studio album, set for release later this year.