Rodney Atkins and Wife Welcome Baby Boy
It’s another boy for Rodney Atkins! The “Caught Up In the Country” singer and his wife, singer/songwriter Rose Falcon Atkins,…
Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images
It’s another boy for Rodney Atkins!
The “Caught Up In the Country” singer and his wife, singer/songwriter Rose Falcon Atkins, welcomed their second child into the world on Monday (Aug. 26), his rep confirms to People.
Scout Falcon Atkins made his debut in Nashville, weighing 8 lbs., 11 oz.
“It’s amazing how Aug. 26 was just another day on the calendar. Now it’s a day we thank God for and will celebrate every year,” the couple shared with the publication.
Scout is Atkins’ third son, joining Ryder, 20 months, and Elijah, Atkins’ son from a previous relationship, who is now 17 years old.
Scout’s unique name was inspired by a car that Atkins has fond memories of.
“Scout came from the first vehicle I ever drove,” he explained to People. “It was a 1976 International Scout. After ‘Watching You’ went No. 1, Mike Curb gave me the keys to the ’72 Scout that I drove in the video. I’ve always thought it would be a cool name for a boy, and I still can’t believe Rose went for it.”
Both Scout and Ryder share the same middle name, Falcon, which is Rose’s maiden name.
Scout kept the family on their toes as he was originally expected to arrive a few days earlier. Five days after his due date, Rose decided to take matters into her own hands and ultimately tried the old wive’s tale – castor oil. It worked!
“At 9:30 p.m., she started having contractions, and at midnight we were in labor and delivery with our midwife Angie Long and our doula Amandine Bossy,” Atkins shared. “Witnessing Rose’s face, the whole thing completely natural, is the most superhuman thing I’ve ever experienced.”
Congratulations to the happy family!
Lauren Jo Black
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.