Jewel and husband Ty Murray welcome baby boy Kase Townes

On Monday, Jewel gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lbs., 6 oz., named Kase Townes Murray.

The 37-year-old singer and her husband released a statement to People magazine: “Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world.” “We are overcome with happiness – it really is as great as everyone told us it would be – better even!”

The artist has struggled for a while to get pregnant. In addition, in March, when she was five months pregnant, she was the victim of a car accident when her Cadillac hit a fire truck.

Fortunately, she was released from the hospital after the tests revealed that the baby was doing well.

Jewel and Ty Murray, a professional bull rider, have been married since August 2008. They live on a 2200-acre farm in Stephenville, Texas.