Zac Hanson Becomes Father for the First Time

The drummer for the rock group Hanson is now a first-time father.

John Ira Shepherd Hanson was born Tuesday to Zac Hanson and his wife, Kate, at an undisclosed hospital in Hanson's hometown of Tulsa.

The baby boy weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

"I am so overjoyed to meet Shepherd," Zac Hanson said in a statement posted on the group's Web site. "There is not an audience or concert that could ever stand up to the feeling of meeting your baby for the first time."

Zac Hanson, 22, and his brothers Isaac, 27, and Taylor, 25, make up Hanson, best known for its 1997 hit "MMMBop."