Get Ready for Big & Rich & Baby

Get Ready for Big & Rich & Baby
John Rich
Frederick Breedon/NBC

10/20/2009 AT 07:00 PM EDT

It's almost time for another ampersand.

John Rich – one half of the country duo Big & Rich – and his wife Joan are expecting their first child, the singer's rep confirms.

John, 35, and Joan, 39, got married last year in Nashville after quietly dating for more than five years. She is a former model who runs a Houston modeling agency.

The pregnancy was first reported on Fleeman

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