Babies make everything better—just ask singer Craig Wayne Boyd!
The season seven champion of NBC’s “The Voice” and his wife, Taylor, just welcomed a new baby boy, Graydon, on Dec. 29. And he is just beautiful!
They also have two older children, a daughter together named Dakota Lynne and a son, Jaxon, from Craig’s previous relationship. And we all know that a new baby can sometimes disrupt the normal flow of things at home for older siblings.
The jealousy factor can be a real struggle. Parents with multiple little ones, you know what we mean.
But not at Craig’s house. Rare Country got to chat with the father of three about all things baby and family, and for the Boyds, bringing home Graydon has been an amazing transition. He says his older kids have adjusted like champs, and even try to parent their baby brother themselves!
“Oh my goodness, they are both doting on little Graydon like crazy,” Craig told us. “My daughter just turned 2 [years old] a couple of weeks ago. She has never been interested in her baby dolls until now. Now, she’s pushing them around in strollers. They have to go everywhere she goes. When she gets a chance she’s all up in her brother’s face, trying to put his pacifier in, feed him, whatever else. She’s gonna be a little helper, I can tell.”
The singer is in a really fun place right now, both personally and professionally. He released a brand-new album last year called “Top Shelf,” which allowed him to explore much of the musical diversity we saw on “The Voice,” as well as his musical roots growing up in a Penecostal home with gospel music influences. So, he’s extra pumped to hit the road in the spring to play his new tunes for the fans. But, of course, it will be bittersweet saying goodbye to his family when he heads out for tour, he told us.
“Now there’s a lot more at home,” Craig said. “When I was the single guy with a kiddo, that’s easy to just put him in a bunk, bring a sitter along and let’s go. Now, having three kiddos and a beautiful wife at home, it makes leaving the house a lot harder, but it makes the coming home much sweeter.”
Thank goodness for video chatting, right? If you can’t be there, it’s the next best thing.
Fortunately, Craig and his family have been able to spend a lot of quality time together enjoying the holidays and the recent Nashville snowstorm that’s kept everyone indoors and huddled up for the better part of a week. They’ve enjoyed a lot of snuggle time, but Craig did admit they haven’t enjoyed much sleep!
“There’s been zero sleep with the little one. I have to decide if I want to sleep early in the night or in the morning time, because my wife and I switch off. Neither one of them are working,” he told us with a laugh.
It’s OK, Craig, you’ll sleep when they’re 18—hopefully!