Singer Francesca Battistelli welcomes baby girl

Singer Francesca Battistelli welcomes baby girl

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 20: Singer Francesca Battistelli performs onstage at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards at The Fox Theatre on April 20, 2011 in Atlanta City. The show airs on GMC on Sunday April 24th 2011. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for GMA)

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by CAITLIN R. KING

Associated Press

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 4:02 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's a girl for Grammy-nominated Christian singer Francesca Battistelli.

The 27-year-old and her husband, Matthew Goodwin, welcomed their second child, Audrey Jane Goodwin, at their Atlanta area home early Tuesday morning. The family then went to a hospital.
   
Her publicist told The Associated Press the baby weighs 8 pounds, 11 ounces and is 20 inches long. The couple have a son, Matthew Elijah, who was born in September 2010.
   
Battistelli says she's been "so incredibly blessed with a beautiful baby girl" and adds that big brother Eli is "so excited to have a little sister."
   
Battistelli was the first female vocalist in nearly 20 years to be named artist of the year at the 2011 Dove Awards. Her hits include "Free to Be Me" and "I'm Letting Go."
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   Caitlin R. King covers entertainment for The Associated Press. Follow her at: http://www.twitter.com/CaitlinRKing
 

 

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