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Love and Theft's Stephen Barker Liles welcomes baby boy

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Love and Theft's Stephen Barker Liles welcomes baby boy

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Dec 2, 2013

Love and Theft's Stephen Barker Liles and fiancée Jenna Kennedy welcomed their first child on Monday (Dec. 2) in Nashville.

"Jett Barker Liles is here!" Stephen said Monday afternoon (quotes via Country Weekly). "It was the greatest rush I have ever experienced! Jenna and I are so thrilled to be parents. It’s the best thing that has happened to us,”

Jett, whom his dad says has his nose and his mom's lips, was born at 8:40 AM CT and weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. He measured 20-and-a-half inches.

As for what the couple did in the hospital during the time leading up to the delivery, Stephen says, "We checked in, stayed up all night and watched 'Sports Center' and 'Friends.'" When it was time for Jett to be delivered, the couple was listening to classical music -- Mozart to be precise.

And Jett wouldn't be a child of the 21st century without becoming tech-savvy right away. Stephen says, "We can’t wait to take him home and for the whole world to meet him! He’s ready to start Instagram-ing and tweeting right away." Jett has already made his Twitter debut (see the post below).

Stephen's Love and Theft partner Eric Gunderson and his wife Emily are also the parents of a young son. Baby Camden was born in March of this year. Stephen says the two children will be best friends.

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.