Chris Lane Asks Fans to Pray for Newborn Son Following Overnight Hospital Stay

Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane’s newborn son Dutton Walker needs your prayers.  The country singer took to social media…


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July 5, 2021


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Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane’s newborn son Dutton Walker needs your prayers. 

The country singer took to social media on Monday (July 5) to ask fans to keep his four-week old son in their thoughts following an overnight stay in the hospital. 

“It’s been a night…in the hospital,” Lane says in the Instagram story clip. “Poor guy.”

The story is captioned, “Spent the night in the hospital. If you pray, Dutty Buddy needs some prayers.”   

In the video, Lauren Lane can be seen holding baby Dutton as Lane updates fans. 

Chris and Lauren welcomed Dutton Walker on Tuesday, June 8. Baby Dutton arrived weighing in at 9 lbs. and measuring 19.5 inches long.

Following his birth, Lane released a new song inspired by his son. Out now, “Ain’t Even Met You Yet” was co-written by Lane with Michael Lotten and Jordan Walker. 

“I’ve been waiting to meet Dutton for nine months now, and the easiest way for me personally to describe my feelings and emotions is to write about it! So naturally, I wrote a song,” he shared with PEOPLE. “It’s called ‘Ain’t Even Met You Yet’ and sums up how I’ve been feeling over the last few months. I can’t wait to share it with him one day.”

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Lane documented the moment he first held his son on Instagram, writing, “Words can’t describe the love I feel inside my heart for this little man! Thanks for all the prayers🙏🏻 I will never understand how @laurenlane birthed a 9 pound baby!” 

New mom Lauren, 31, also took to Instagram to introduce Dutton to the world. 

“Your dad and I can’t get enough of all 9 pounds of you.” she wrote. “Now back to baby cuddles and praising Jesus over and over again for this little miracle!! 🙏” 


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Lane returned to the road for the first time since Dutton’s birth this weekend. He played a show in Columbus, Ohio and documented his experience on Instagram. 

“I’ll always remember my first show back! Thanks for the love and for showing up and singing with me,” he wrote. 


Lauren Lane let fans know that they took Dutton to the ER around 9pm on Saturday. They initially believed that he had an ear infection, however, the medical team diagnosed him with a common virus. 

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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.