Country star and "American Idol" standout Bucky Covington is set to become a first-time dad. His fiancee, Katherine Cook, is pregnant and due this fall.

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He tells People, "Katherine came and threw a pregnancy test in front of me -- three of them actually -- and they all said the same thing. The only problem was I didn't know what they were! I was like, 'What is this? Are you OK?' She told me and I got so excited!"

And Covington admits he has turned to his favorite TV comedy for tips on how to be the perfect dad. "I've been watching a bunch of episodes of 'Modern Family' and they seem to help a lot. I love (Ty Burrell's character) Phil Dunphy! I don't know that I need to be exactly like him, but he's a trip.

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"I'm definitely going to be a fun dad, but there's going to be boundaries."