It’s another boy for Rodney Atkins!
The “Caught Up In the Country” singer and his wife, singer/songwriter Rose Falcon Atkins, welcomed their second child into the world on Monday (Aug. 26), his rep confirms to People.
Scout Falcon Atkins made his debut in Nashville, weighing 8 lbs., 11 oz.
“It’s amazing how Aug. 26 was just another day on the calendar. Now it’s a day we thank God for and will celebrate every year,” the couple shared with the publication.
Scout is Atkins’ third son, joining Ryder, 20 months, and Elijah, Atkins’ son from a previous relationship, who is now 17 years old.
Scout’s unique name was inspired by a car that Atkins has fond memories of.
“Scout came from the first vehicle I ever drove,” he explained to People. “It was a 1976 International Scout. After ‘Watching You’ went No. 1, Mike Curb gave me the keys to the ’72 Scout that I drove in the video. I’ve always thought it would be a cool name for a boy, and I still can’t believe Rose went for it.”
Both Scout and Ryder share the same middle name, Falcon, which is Rose’s maiden name.
Scout kept the family on their toes as he was originally expected to arrive a few days earlier. Five days after his due date, Rose decided to take matters into her own hands and ultimately tried the old wive’s tale – castor oil. It worked!
“At 9:30 p.m., she started having contractions, and at midnight we were in labor and delivery with our midwife Angie Long and our doula Amandine Bossy,” Atkins shared. “Witnessing Rose’s face, the whole thing completely natural, is the most superhuman thing I’ve ever experienced.”
Congratulations to the happy family!