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Jewel gives birth to baby boy

July 12, 2011 at 8:36 AM ET

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Jewel and Ty Murray at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.

Country singer Jewel and her husband Ty Murray welcomed their new son Monday evening, their rep tells People. Kase Townes Murray arrived at 7 p.m. CST and weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz.

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

It's been a busy spate of days for celebrity baby births: On Sunday Victoria and David Beckham had their daughter Harper, and on July 9 Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy's son was born, though the couple haven't yet settled on a name.

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