Welcome Evelyne Pitney!

Emily and Mo Pitney share a moment with their daughter, Evelyne – photo by Tabitha Pitney

Here’s a lovely bluegrass surprise. Evelyne Nadine Pitney was born last night to Emily Bankester Pitney and her husband, rising country singer Mo Pitney. Emily is one of the three singing sisters that make up The Bankesters.

Evelyne was not expected for another three weeks, so she took her excited parents by surprise when she made her imminent arrival known. She was born on January 12 at 7:00 a.m. in Carbondale, IL, weighing in at 5 lbs 4 oz, 19 1/2 inches.

The Bankesters had scheduled a video shoot for today in Nashville, but those plans had to be scrapped.

Mother and child are said to be doing well, with family members in constant attendance.

Congratulations Emily and Mo, and a big bluegrass welcome to little Evelyne who is destined to be a lovely girl with a beautiful singing voice.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.