It's a boy for Francesca Battistelli

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - September 28, 2010

Battistelli's publicist, Jensen Sussman, tells The Associated Press the couple welcomed their first child, Matthew Elijah Goodwin, on Sept. 22 at 8:47 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21.75 inches long.

Sussman says mom and baby are doing well.

Battistelli is the reigning Dove Awards female vocalist of the year. She is known for her hit songs "I'm Letting Go" and "Free To Be Me."

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