Brantley Gilbert and his wife Amber learned the sex of their baby recently, and shared the news with fans on Tuesday (June 6). They're expecting a baby boy, but the way they revealed is what has everyone talking.

True to character, the "Bottoms Up" singer used a rifle to learn if he'll have a boy or girl. A target was filled with appropriately colored confetti — Gilbert busted it and it rained baby blue paper. People has photos of the event, which was attended by about 40 people.

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"When the blue cloud went up, well, that made it even more real," Gilbert says. "Now we know it’s a little boy, and he’s gonna have to get ready for a whole lot of love."

The baby is the couple's first. They announced the pregnancy last month, calling it a miracle and detailing some troubles conceiving. Earlier this year the 32-year-old told Taste of Country he was ready to start a family, but was very nervous (or even terrified) about having a girl.

"You hear people say that have daughters, 'Oh, I’ll go to jail,'" the singer says. "But no, I really will — I’ll go to prison. If a dude comes up my driveway that looks, talks, acts anything like me I’m going to stab him as many times as humanly possible."

It turns out that's not a worry. Gilbert says his wife suspected she was having a boy. It's not clear exactly when she's due, but she's at least 16 weeks along, meaning mid-fall is a good estimate.

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