Big & Rich's Big Kenny Adopts a Son

Big Kenny’s family just got a little bigger with the addition of a new son, Dakota Jefferson Holiday Alphin, adopted by the Big & Rich singer and his wife, Christiev, in July.

“When they put Dakota in our arms, he has the most beautiful smile, and the moment Kenny started talking to him, Dakota lunged toward him,” Christiev tells PEOPLE of their baby boy, now 9-months-old. “We both looked at each other and it was like, ‘Of course he is our son.’ ”

Get Ready for Big & Rich & Baby

It’s almost time for another ampersand.

John Rich – one half of the country duo Big & Rich – and his wife Joan are expecting their first child, the singer’s rep confirms.

John, 35, and Joan, 39, got married last year in Nashville after quietly dating for more than five years. She is a former model who runs a Houston modeling agency.

The pregnancy was first reported on TheBoot.com.Mike Fleeman