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Singer Jewel is a first-time mom after giving birth to a baby boy in Texas on Monday evening.

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The musician and her rodeo star husband Ty Murray are the proud parents of little Kase Townes Murray, who weighed in at seven pounds, six ounces.

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

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The stars had been trying for a baby since 2009, following their wedding the previous year.