The country star's wife, Australian songwriter Natalia, gave birth to Dallas Gerald Davidson, Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee on 25 February (15).

The new dad, who has penned hits including Brad Paisley's Start a Band and Trace Adkins' Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, tells Country Weekly, "I've always wanted children. I'd be lying if I didn't say I wanted a son. I have the greatest wife - and now mother - and a beautiful healthy boy.

"This is what life is all about. I feel like I'm floating on clouds right now. I'm as happy as I've ever been. God is great. I'm blessed beyond my wildest dreams."