updated 09/11/2009 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/11/2009 AT 2:25 PM ET
Brad Paisley’s youngest son Jasper made his big debut on the cover of PEOPLE this week – and nobody’s prouder than the tyke’s old man.
“PeopleMag wanted me to let you know our cover issue is out,” he Tweeted. “Here it is PRIOR to all their photoshop.how our kids really look.”
Ever the joker, Paisley covered up 2-year-old Huck’s face with a picture of a monkey and 5-month-old Jasper’s with a shot of Little Jimmy Dickens, a veteran Grand Ole Opry performer and good friend of the family.
For more on the Paisleys – and to see how Huck and Jasper REALLY look – check out this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday