Singer Ashley Monroe welcomes first child

Country star Ashley Monroe has become a first-time mother to a baby boy.

The singer, a member of Miranda Lambert's girl group Pistol Annies, took to social media on Friday (04Aug17) to introduce fans to her son, her first child with her husband John Danks, a professional baseball player.

"Welcome to the world, love of my life. Dalton William Danks," she captioned a series of snaps of her newborn.

Monroe, 30, wed 32-year-old Danks in 2013, and they went public with their pregnancy news on Christmas Day (25Dec16).

Alongside an Instagram post of her ultrasound photo, she wrote, "Best present ever. Merry Christmas everyone. So many new things coming in 2017!"

Little Dalton's birth comes days after Miranda revealed the Pistol Annies stars, including Angaleena Presley, will soon be regrouping and heading into the recording studio to lay down vocals for a new album, expected for release next year (18). It will serve as the follow-up to 2013's Annie Up.