Isaac and Nicole Hanson
04/07/2007 AT 11:30 AM EDT
Isaac Hanson, the oldest of the three brothers in the band Hanson, became a first-time dad on Tuesday, the group announced on its Web site
He and wife Nicole welcomed son Clarke Everett in the rockers' Tulsa, Okla., hometown. The baby weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz.
"His birth was an inspiration and I know that his presence in my life will continue to inspire me," the new father said in a statement.
Hanson, 26, and the former Nicole Dufresne, 22, wed in September
The group is set to release its fourth studio album, The Walk
, in the summer and will begin a tour of the UK and Ireland on April 13.