NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's a girl for country singer James Otto and his wife, Amy.
Otto's publicist Jensen Sussman tells The Associated Press that they welcomed their first child, Ava Katherine Otto, into the world at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday at a Nashville-area hospital. She weighs 8 lbs., 2 oz. and is 19 ½ inches long.
Otto said in a statement: "She is beautiful like her Mama, and I am already wrapped around her tiny finger."
Otto has been opening for Toby Keith and Trace Adkins this summer, and he said he returned from a gig over the weekend just in time for the birth.
Otto scored his first No. 1 hit in 2008 with "Just Got Started Loving You." He also co-wrote last year's CMA song of the year, "In Color," sung by Jamey Johnson. Otto is releasing a new album Sept. 14.