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Josh Abbott Is Expecting a Baby

Blessed and excited to announce this new chapter in my life!

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Josh Abbott Band frontman Josh Abbott is going to be a father. The singer made the announcement via the band’s social media accounts on Easter Sunday (April 16).

“Blessed and excited to announce this new chapter in my life!” Abbott writes alongside a photo of his dog wearing a button that reads, “I’m going to be a big brother” The words “Baby Abbott coming soon” are written off to the side.

Though you can’t see their faces, the parents-to-be — Abbott and girlfriend Taylor Parnell — stand in the background in pink-accented attire, but it has not been revealed whether the baby is a boy or a girl.

Abbott divorced ex-wife Amanda in 2014 after publicly admitting his infidelity and alcohol abuse on Twitter. Those struggles and the dissolution of his marriage drove the content of his 2015 his Front Row Seat album.

The Texas band recently wrapped up their Live It While You’ve Got It Tour in support of Front Row Seat, which topped Billboard’s Independent Albums chart when it was released.

“We named the album Front Row Seat because it’s a front row seat to our band and really it’s a front row seat to this story of love and divorce,” Abbott tells Taste of Country in an interview about the album. “I guess it’s a story of whatever would be the opposite of love. It’s a story about my life.”

A press release from March 2017 reveals that Abbott is back in the studio, working on new music from a project that remains TBA, but is expected this year.

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