“My husband [Chris Coleman] and I are traveling all the time and we have very stressful schedules, but if we start getting in a little tiff, we’re both like, ‘Wait, can the baby hear us right now? We can’t do this!’ ” The couple, who married in 2009, have been on the road separately much of the past year — Williams released her third album The Highway last year and Coleman is a multi-instrumentalist who tours with Kings of Leon — so the pregnancy took them by surprise.
“I’ve had so many friends who’ve struggled with infertility issues, so I thought ‘Well, this could take five years.’ And it didn’t at all!” says the granddaughter of Hank Williams and daughter of Hank Jr. “We felt really blessed. It was like the Lord gave us this little miracle.”
Williams says her husband is keeping close tabs on their baby on the way, even in utero. “He’s been incredibly involved with the What to Expect app for dads,” she says. “He’s so excited each week. He’ll be like, ‘This week the baby’s ears are developing!’ “
The country singer announced her pregnancy via social media by posting a photo of her bump on Mother’s Day, writing: “@colemantime caught this of me while shooting tin cans this morning on the Georgia farm. I think I felt my first kick and I’m not talking about the Red Ryder BB gun!!”
The singer (who also owns H. Audrey clothing boutique and White’s Mercantile, a high-end home good store — both celeb favorites in Nashville) is due Oct. 9 and will continue to tour through August.
Williams, who knows the sex of the baby but is keeping it private for now, says watching friends like Sheryl Crow is helping her figure out how to balance motherhood and a career reports People.