By April Daley
April 25, 2012 at 03:51 PM EDT

It’s a girl for American Idol alum Bo Bice! The 36-year-old and wife of seven years, Caroline welcomed his first daughter to the world Monday. Healthy baby girl Merrin Elizabeth Joy joins three brothers: Aidan Michael, 6, Caleb James, 3, and Ean Jacob, 2. “Both mom and baby are doing great!” the proud dad announced on his official site, along with an image of the Alabama native holding his bundled up baby girl and sporting a slightly shorter ‘do.

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