Jewel and Ty Murray: We're Having a Boy!

Jewel and Ty Murray: We're Having a Boy!
Jewel and Ty Murray
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01/24/2011 AT 07:00 AM EST

Jewel and Ty Murray can finally start painting their nursery.

"We would have been happy either way, of course, but we are so excited to be 
having a little boy," the singer, 36, tells PEOPLE.

The couple, who are expecting their first child this summer, had been
 waiting to find out the sex of their baby before finalizing a remodel of 
their guest room at their 2,200-acre ranch in Texas.

"I have to admit, I was doing a little dance on our way out of the doctor's 
office when we found out!" says Murray, a nine-time World Champion rodeo

Jewel, who earlier this month announced her pregnancy to PEOPLE, had been 
trying for two years to have a baby with Murray.

The singer received the happy news on her first day as a host of Bravo's upcoming songwriting
 competition Platinum Hit, which costars former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. Jewel is also
 working on a children's album.

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