Canaan Smith and Wife Welcome First Child

It’s a girl for Canaan Smith and his wife, Christy! The singer/songwriter announced the arrival of his first child with…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 1, 2019


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Canaan Smith and Wife; Photo via Instagram

It’s a girl for Canaan Smith and his wife, Christy!

The singer/songwriter announced the arrival of his first child with a short video posted to Instagram Friday (Nov. 1). In the clip, Smith shows off his brand new baby girl, who is swaddled in his lap, then pans over to his wife, who appears to be sleeping in the hospital bed following the delivery.

“I’ve tried putting words to this but keep erasing them cause nothing says it,” he captioned the clip. “For now, I’ll just say thank you Jesus for the precious gift of life and unconditional love. Virginia Rose is perfect inside out. And so is her mom.”

His daughter’s adorable name is likely a nod to the state of Virginia as he grew up in the town of Williamsburg.

The couple announced that they were expecting their first child in September, after five years of marriage. They opted not to learn the baby’s gender beforehand so that they would be surprised in the delivery room.

Congratulations to the family!

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.