Clay Walker Expecting Seventh Child

Clay Walker is expanding his family yet again. Walker, 50, and his wife, Jessica, 37, are expecting their fifth child…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 10, 2020

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Clay Walker; Photo by Tonya Lippert

Clay Walker is expanding his family yet again.

Walker, 50, and his wife, Jessica, 37, are expecting their fifth child together – his seventh – and the couple could not be more excited.

“Our kids all have a really good foundation and because our family is rock solid, welcoming another child into our home and into our lives is a blessing,” he shared with People.

Their new baby boy will join their children Ezra Stephen, 2½, Elijah Craig, 7, Mary-Elizabeth, 10, and William Clayton, 12, as well as his daughters from a previous marriage: Skylor, 21, and MaClay, 24.

Mary-Elizabeth was hoping for a sister as she’s the only girl with three brothers, but once the news settled in, she came to terms with the fact that she’s the only girl.

“The shock of it being another boy, for Mary, it lasted a couple of hours. There were some tears shed, I won’t lie,” Walker confessed. “It was because of expectation, but that was overcome with the thought that we’re not in control of that. We don’t decide if it’s a boy or girl, and she was able to understand that after a while.”

Clay and Jessica’s son is expected to arrive around the second week of January 2021. The couple already has his name picked out and it’s a nod to Walker’s great-great-grandfather, Christian.

Clay Walker recently signed with Toby Keith’s record label, Show Dog Nashville. He is currently working on his first project for the label.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.