Country singer Greg Bates and his wife, Shelley Skidmore, have some very exciting news! The couple have revealed that their first child is on the way.

"Today is our 2nd Anniversary so it's the perfect day to make the biggest announcement of our lives. WE ARE HAVING A BABY! Blessed doesn't begin to cover it," Bates writes on Instagram beside an adorable photo of their family dog wearing a sign that reads "big sister."

The couple's human baby is expected in October of 2017.

Bates wed singer-songwriter Skidmore in May of 2015 in her hometown of Stanton, Ky. They shared that happy news with fans and family via social media, too.  “I can’t believe I’m a husband,” Bates wrote at the time, offering a photo of their wedding ceremony. “I love you @shelleyskidmore.” Bates proposed on Valentine’s Day in 2014 in a chapel decorated with candles and a heart of rose petals.

The country singer signed with Republic Nashville in 2011 and released his self-titled debut EP in July of 2012. His debut single, “Did It for the Girl,” reached the Top 20 on Billboard‘s U.S. Hot Country Songs chart and the Top 5 on the U.S. Country Airplay chart. He would go on to release “Fill in the Blank” in January of 2013. He has since parted ways with Republic Nashville.

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