Singer Jewel and Rodeo Husband Ty Murray Welcome Baby Boy

Singer Jewel and husband, rodeo rider Ty Murray (Reuters)

Singer Jewel and husband, rodeo rider Ty Murray (Reuters)

Folk singer Jewel and her professional bull rider husband Ty Murray have welcomed a son, Kase Townes Murray.

The couple's first child was born at 7:00pm local time Monday evening, weighing in at seven pounds, six ounces, their representative told People on Tuesday.

"Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world," Jewel said. "We are overcome with happiness -- it really is as great as everyone told us it would be -- better even!"

The "You Were Meant For Me" singer, who had struggled to conceive, was hit by a fire truck in March at five months pregnant. Medical tests found that she and her unborn child were unharmed and she was released from the hospital a day after the crash.

The couple spent the spring decorating the nursery at their 2,200-acre ranch in Stephenville, Texas, and Jewel, 36, has also been working on a new children's album, "The Merry Goes 'Round," which is due out in August.

Grammy-nominated Jewel and 41-year-old Murray -- a nine-time world champion rodeo cowboy -- wed at a beach ceremony in the Bahamas in 2008.