Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Kerr and Husband Josh Kerr Welcome Baby 3 Months Early

After being hospitalized over a month due to pregnancy complications, Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Kerr has welcomed her first child…


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January 20, 2022


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After being hospitalized over a month due to pregnancy complications, Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Kerr has welcomed her first child with husband Josh Kerr. 

Arriving several weeks earlier than expected, their daughter, Leighton Grace Kerr, was born at 2:42 p.m. on Monday, January 17, weighing in at 2 lbs, 5 oz. Leighton Grace arrived three months early, according to

Taylor took to Instagram to share the news on Thursday morning (Jan. 20).

“She’s beautiful, strong and everything we have ever dreamed of,” Taylor wrote on Instagram. ”She decided to be a Capricorn like her daddy. We already can’t wait for the day we get to finally take her home 💜”


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Taylor was placed on bed rest sometime in December, and at that time the “Women You Got” singers shared that “Tae and her baby are doing great.” Following Taylor’s hospitalization, the duo subsequently canceled all of their upcoming tour dates “out of precaution” and promised to share rescheduled dates soon.

On January 12, Taylor and Josh shared that she had been hospitalized for a full month.  

“T went in for a routine check up at 24 weeks then we were immediately admitted, and we have been here since,” Josh revealed at the time. 

They also shared that their daughter was “doing great,” however “she is just a little more excited than she is ready to be in the world.”

Kerr went on to thank fans and friends for supporting them during this difficult time. 

“This hasn’t been easy, but we’re leaning on God and trusting His plan. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.”


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Taylor Kerr announced her pregnancy in late November, revealing that she was expecting a baby girl with her husband, fellow singer/songwriter Josh Kerr.

“Mom and dad baby Kerr is joining us earthside in spring ‘22 we are already so deeply in love,” she captioned her announcement post. 

Josh and Taylor wed on February 21, 2020, in Nashville after getting engaged in the fall of 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.