Colton Dixon and Wife Are Expecting Their First Baby

Colton Dixon has had many titles - American Idol, singer, songwriter, and husband.  But now, Colton brandishes a new title - Father!

Colton and wife Annie Dixon used People Magazine as their outlet of choice to announce that they were expecting their first baby together, due sometime in the fall.    

Glad that their secret is now out there, Dixon told the outlet, “Becoming a dad is something I’ve always looked forward to.  Whether seeing other kids with their parents or reminiscing on the times I had with my own when I was young, these are moments to be cherished.  Annie and I are ecstatic about this exciting new chapter!  We are also relieved that this is no longer a secret.”

"PEOPLE helped us share our engagement, wedding and honeymoon news, so it was only natural that we wanted to partner with them to share this incredibly special next step for us," Colton remarked.

Annie added that their baby on the way “is truly a dream come true,” telling PEOPLE, “As a first-time mom, I’ve felt really vulnerable navigating this new territory, but the kindness from fellow moms has help put me at ease, along with the support of my husband. I think I will be able to understand life in new ways, and though I know it’s a big learning curve, I’m excited for the next chapter,” she continues. “Colton and I have always wanted children. We’ve always said, ‘One day.’ And that day is here! I am so grateful for this gift of bringing a child into the world!"