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Kimberly Perry and her husband, Johnny Costello, have welcomed their first child together, son Whit Costello. Whit was born Aug. 26 at 4:01 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Welcome to the world Whit,” Perry said in a statement, posted to her social media. “I feel like in one short week Dad and I have moved from a season of BLOOM into a SUPERBLOOM. Our lives have become sweeter, our days have become so much fuller, our sleep has gotten shorter – but our house has truly become a home. We can’t wait to show Whit the world – this bus baby is ready to roll.”
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For Perry, this year has been a time of wonder and creation, personally and professionally. In addition to welcoming baby Whit, Perry signed to RECORDS Nashville earlier this year, as well as with Warner Chappell Music and Nicolle Galyon’s Songs and Daughters Publishing. With her work as part of the sibling trio The Band Perry on hiatus, she also released her first solo country EP, Bloom, via RECORDS/Columbia.
Perry revamped the storyline of The Band Perry’s 2011 hit “If I Die Young” — which was a solo write from Perry — working with Galyon and Jimmy Robbins to craft “If I Die Young, Pt. 2.”
“I didn’t want to rob anybody of their experience with the original version because it’s a song that meant so much to so many different people in their time of loss,” she previously told Billboard. “There have been a lot of comments that Part 1 ‘really validated my feelings in that moment, but I’m so grateful to have the Part 2, because it’s like we’re healing our inner child.’ It’s almost like the love letter back to all who fell in love with that original version. It’s this message of, ‘Hold on. Life gets sweeter as we live it.’”
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