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Labor Day weekend was a big celebration for LOCASH’s Chris Lucas. Not only did he and his musical partner, Preston Brust, score a CMA Award nomination, but he and his life partner welcomed a new baby to their family as well.


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Chris and his wife, Kaitlyn, welcomed their third child and second daughter, Violet Reid Lucas, on Sept. 3. The couple plans to call her by her middle name, but chose “Violet” in honor of Kaitlyn’s great-grandmother.

Chris tells People, “We are just blessed to have another absolutely beautiful little girl in our family. My wife is my rock and backbone that enables me to do what I do. To see her with our three kids makes me look up to God and say, ‘Thank you for giving me this life and showing me what it’s all about!’ ”

Chris and Kaitlyn are also parents to son Caden, 7, and daughter Remi McKenna, 17 months.

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The duo postponed a show in Evansville, Indiana, when Kaitlyn went into labor.

The day after the baby’s birth, LOCASH had another reason to celebrate: their first-ever CMA nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year.

Country star celebrates birth of third child and CMA Award nomination in one weekend Instagram/locash
Phyllis Stark is a Nashville-based entertainment journalist who has been reporting extensively on country music (and loving every moment of it) for more than two decades.
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