Eric Church and his wife Katherine are looking forward to the first holidays they’ll share with their new baby boy, Boone McCoy.  He was born on Oct. 3.

“Of course I’m looking forward to the first Christmas with our first child,” Church tells Taste of Country. “All parents do. But I also know what’s coming when he starts to realize what the holidays are — I can’t wait for that!”

How is Boone faring as far as sleep? “He had his days and nights mixed up,” he continues. “That’s just one of those things you just get through. But it’s been great because I’ve been able to be off in anticipation of [my first headlining] tour next year. I’ve been able to change diapers and do all of that!”

In 2012, Church will kick off his first headlining tour, The Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour. This will also be Boone's FIRST tour!! :-) Yep, he'll be going on the road with mom and dad.