Russell Dickerson and his wife, Kailey, are officially parents of two! The couple welcomed their second child, son Radford Arthur, on October 1, waiting a full week to share the good news. Their new son joins big brother, Remington Edward, who is three.
“It’s like he knew he wanted every spare minute with his Dad while he is off the road. Same, lil man, same,” Kailey wrote. “A timeline: Early labor/mild contractions started while Russ was 10 hours away, on stage in Kansas City… they hauled it home on the bus and I tried to sleep to slow everything down. It worked till 5/6 am… Then I had to finish packing my bag and drive his truck to the hospital (with my mom in the passenger seat and my dad at home with Remy.) The bus pulled up to the hospital same time we were parking.”
Kailey and Dickerson were reunited only minutes after she checked in, and after ten hours of labor, Radford Arthur was born, weighing ten pounds, four ounces.
In April, the Dickersons announced they were expecting, following a devastating miscarriage in 2022.
“In the middle of the craziest year we have ever had, we lost a baby in September at 8 weeks… It felt like drowning and trying to swim towards sun to find the surface,” Kailey wrote in part on social media. “I didn’t know if I’d ever share this, but something about going into this next year, I needed to leave this news in 2022. The loss; however, is something that will always be written into our story. I know I’ll share more about it when I’m ready, but for now, and for the last several months, I’m holding these two extra close.”
The “God Gave Me a Girl” singer has a lot of roles and responsibilities, but his favorite is being a father.
“It’s the best thing in the world,” Dickerson told Everything Nash last fall. “We’re best friends, and I love every second we get to hang out and kiss his face and wrestle. It’s hard. He is two, but it’s absolutely the best thing in the world.”
Dickerson’s eponymous third studio album, co-written entirely by Dickerson, is out now.
“I had some songs on hold that I wanted to record, and as I would play them for my tight group of people, they were just like, ‘I feel like you have better,’” Dickerson said of the record. “I am not precious about writing every song on my album, by any means. I want to record outside songs. This community here … there are a million hit songs sitting in people’s folders right now.”
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