Country star Jason Aldean and wife Brittany Kerr Aldean gave the world something to smile about on Friday — the first view of their newborn son Memphis.
Jason Aldean posted a picture of the 9-pound, 5-ounce “little man” (born at 1:29 p.m. Friday) and his wife in the hospital room.
“So blessed today to see my little man come into the world. In a year that has been a rollercoaster ride, this is what its all about.” Jason Aldean, 40, wrote on Instagram, making a clear reference to the October mass shooting tragedy in Las Vegas, where Aldean was on stage and 58 people were killed by a gunman.
On Friday, Jason Aldean was all about his child and hope for the future.
“I can’t wait to see what life has in store for this kid,” Jason Aldean wrote, adding the hashtag #mamawasarockstar for his wife.
Lifestyle blogger and make-up artist Kerr Aldean, 30, added thanks to her husband for the support during the birth.
“There are truly no words for the love we feel,” she wrote. “Thanks for the amazing support @jasonaldean and enduring all the hand squeezing and nail digging … HANDS DOWN THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!”
Memphis is Kerr Aldean’s first child. The country star has two daughters — Kendyl, 10, and Keeley, 13 — from his previous marriage.
Jason Aldean explained the Elvis Presley-inspired Memphis name to Country Countdown USA in September. Presley moved to Memphis when he was 13 years old.
“I’ve kinda been infatuated with Elvis since I was a kid,” said Jason Aldean “I just wanted him to have something that wasn’t very common. I’m sure he’s gonna meet people with the name Memphis —h e won’t be the only one, but, you know, at least I think it’s unique enough where … it won’t be like Michael or John or, you know, Jason. And that was kinda what we were going for.”
On Saturday, Memphis was introduced to University of Georgia football, watching a rollover win over Auburn.
“Cheering on the Dawgs from the hospital with the newest member of Dawg Nation. #secchampionship#godawgs,” Jason Aldean wrote.
In October, Kerr Aldean was in the audience with her husband onstage when Stephen Paddock opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. She talked about her fear and the chaos after the incident.
“As we laid behind equipment onstage with some of our road…