Garth Brooks is a first-time grandfather.
His middle daughter August Anna Brooks, 19, gave birth to a girl named Karalynn last week. The baby-daddy is Chance Michael Russell, who the law student has been dating since October 2011.
“Our family would first like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K’s arrival,” Garth said in a statement, adding that he's "endlessly encouraged" his children to "be their own people" and grateful their privacy has been respected over the years. He now asks "that respect to please continue as this young family begins the greatest days of their lives.”