Casey James and Wife Welcome Second Child

Meet little Maverick Pierce, Casey James' brand new baby boy! 

Written by Lauren Jo Black
Casey James and Wife Welcome Second Child
Casey James, Son Maverick Pierce; Photos via Instagram

And baby makes four!

Casey James and his wife Kelli have welcomed their second child, a baby boy, into the world. The “Crying on a Suitcase” singer took to Instagram to announce his son’s arrival on Saturday (Dec. 16).

“Thank you Jesus for this amazing blessing. Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you my son. Maverick Pierce James. The best gift for the Christmas season that I could ever ask for,” he wrote alongside an adorable photo of the newborn holding a plush deer.

Casey and Kelli wed in August of 2014, and welcomed their first child, a girl named Lexi, in February 2016. They couple announced they were pregnant over the summer by sharing a photo of Lexi wearing over sized glasses and reading What To Expect When You’re Expecting, only with the title edited to What To Expect When Mommy’s Expecting.

Fans first met Casey James on season nine of American Idol. The Texas native placed third on the show overall, and went on to sign with Sony Music’s Nashville’s Columbia imprint. His debut single, “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night,” dropped in 2011 and landed inside the Top 30 at country radio. He later departed the record label after 2015’s “Fall Apart” failed to chart inside the Top 40. He recently released a new Kickstarter-funded project, Strip It Down, which features 14 original tracks.