Chris Lane Admits He’s ‘Secretly Hoping For a Boy’ Following Lauren Bushnell’s Pregnancy Announcement

Chris Lane and his wife, Lauren Bushnell, have some “Big, Big Plans” for 2021: welcoming their first child into the…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 9, 2020

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Chris Lane and his wife, Lauren Bushnell, have some “Big, Big Plans” for 2021: welcoming their first child into the world.

After announcing Bushnell’s pregnancy over the weekend, Lane spoke with RADIO.COM’s Kelly Ford about the exciting news and the silver lining it’s brought to 2020.

“We’ve been trying for a while. So, we’re very, very excited,” he said. “It almost doesn’t feel real, but here we are…[2020’s] given us a chance to kind of concentrate on this and not be exhausted from the road and all that kind of stuff… Hell yeah, it gave is a chance to really try and Hallelujah, thank the Lord it worked out.”

Prior to revealing the baby news to his fans, Lane shared the news with his parents, who are over the moon with the idea of adding another grandchild to their family.

“My parents are obviously very happy. They already have one grandbaby, who is nine-years-old, that my twin brother had,” he explained.

As for the gender, Chris and Lauren definitely plan to find out if they’re expecting a boy or a girl ahead of the baby’s arrival.

“We’re gonna find out (the gender). We don’t have too much longer,” he revealed. “My mom, she’s hoping for a girl; I’m secretly hoping for a boy; I think my wife wants a girl.”

Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell began dating in 2018 and tied the knot on October 25, 2019.

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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.