Country singer Canaan Smith gushes over being a first-time dad to newborn daughter Virginia Rose: 'It's a great day to be alive'

Canaan Smith and his wife Christy welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Virginia Rose Smith in Nashville on Oct. 31.

Now, nearly two weeks into their new phase of life as parents, the country crooner couldn't be any happier with his newfound love.

'It’s a great day to be alive,' Smith wrote in the caption of a new Instagram photo that shows himself cradling his baby girl as his wife leans her head on his shoulder and caresses Virginia's forehead.

Canaan Smith gushed about being a new dad when he shared a photo on Instagram Wednesday showing himself with his daughter Virginia Rose and wife Christy Smith

Canaan Smith gushed about being a new dad when he shared a photo on Instagram Wednesday showing himself with his daughter Virginia Rose and wife Christy Smith

Also on Wednesday, The Love You Like That singer shared a quick video of himself on his couch with Virginia Rose laying back on his legs with a pacifier in her mouth. 

'So I'm going to be taking a break from baby napping,' he announced in the selfie, in order to 'play a few songs at Legends Corner' saloon in his adopted hometown of Nashville, Tennessee later in the evening.

He revealed the event was part of the Carl Black Chevrolet CMA after party. 

The Love You Like That singer also shared a quick video of himself on his couch with Virginia Rose laying back on his legs with a pacifier in her mouth.

 The Love You Like That singer also shared a quick video of himself on his couch with Virginia Rose laying back on his legs with a pacifier in her mouth.

Jamin': During the clip, the singer revealed he was taking a break from 'baby napping' so he could play some songs later that night at a bar in Nashville as part of the CMA's after party

Jamin': During the clip, the singer revealed he was taking a break from 'baby napping' so he could play some songs later that night at a bar in Nashville as part of the CMA's after party

First-time parents: The Smiths welcomed baby Virginia Rose on October 31

First-time parents: The Smiths welcomed baby Virginia Rose on October 31

With dad taking the stage, ever so briefly, that means mom will have to take over sole parental duties, at least for part of the night.

Just one day earlier, Christy took to Instagram and posted a series of photos and a video because she was 'feeling extra thankful for my husband.'

'Virginia and I are so lucky to have you!! Watching you become a dad has been absolutely incredible,' she began in the caption of images showing her husband and daughter not long after her arrival to the world.

'Your constant love, humor, attentiveness, and encouragement are such a blessing to me, our daughter and really to anyone who knows you ❤️ I love everything about being in this stage of life with you!'

Doting daddy: Christy Smith took to Instagram on Tuesday, November 12, to praise her husband and say how lucky she and Virginia are, in an appreciation post

Doting daddy: Christy Smith took to Instagram on Tuesday, November 12, to praise her husband and say how lucky she and Virginia are, in an appreciation post

The couple have shared a series of photos and videos o

The couple have shared a series of photos and videos o

Earlier this month, Christy Smith shared the news that baby Virginia was born on Halloween weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz., and measuring 19½ inches in length.   

'We’ve had one week with this little miracle and I already can’t remember what life was like before her,” Christy captioned a sweet snap of her little girl taking a nap.

'Virginia Rose is absolutely incredible in every way possible!,'

Her husband told People, 'We’ve never felt love like this. Virginia Rose is our whole world. Feels like life begins now.'

Along with his successful career as a country singer, Smith was also a contestant on the 15th season of the reality show The Amazing Race in 2009.          

Welcome to the world: Christy shared the news that baby Virginia was born on Halloween weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz., and measuring 19½ inches in length

Welcome to the world: Christy shared the news that baby Virginia was born on Halloween weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz., and measuring 19½ inches in length

Apple of his eye: 'We¿ve never felt love like this. Virginia Rose is our whole world. Feels like life begins now,' Smith recently told People

Apple of his eye: 'We’ve never felt love like this. Virginia Rose is our whole world. Feels like life begins now,' Smith recently told People

Reality crooner: Along with his successful career as a country singer, Smith was also a contestant on the 15th season of the reality show The Amazing Race in 2009.

Reality crooner: Along with his successful career as a country singer, Smith was also a contestant on the 15th season of the reality show The Amazing Race in 2009.

 

Canaan Smith gushes over being a new dad to daughter Virginia Rose: 'It's a great day to be alive'

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