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Break out the cigars: country music singer James Otto just became a first-time dad!

He and his wife Amy welcomed daughter Ava Catherine Otto on Tuesday night in a Nashville-area hospital, his rep tells The couple's bundle of joy weighed in at 8 lbs., 2 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long.

"We can't believe Ava is finally here!" James, 37, tells Us. "She is beautiful like her Mama and I am already wrapped around her tiny finger."

Adds the singer, who has been on tour: "I am so grateful I made it home in time to be here for her arrival--it has truly already changed our lives."

James and Amy wed in October 2005. The singer's third album, Shake What God Gave Ya, hits stores Sept. 14.