Country star Bucky Covington is set to become a first-time dad - his fiancee Katherine Cook is pregnant.

The singer, who found success after competing on American Idol, and his wife-to-be are expecting their first child this autumn (14).

He tells, "Katherine came and threw a pregnancy test in front of me - three of them actually - and they all said the same thing. The only problem was I didn't know what they were! I was like, 'What is this? Are you Ok?' She told me and I got so excited!"

And Covington admits he has turned to his favourite Tv comedy for tips on how to be the perfect dad: "I've been watching a bunch of episodes of Modern Family and they seem to help a lot. I love (Ty Burrell's character) Phil Dunphy! I don't know that I need to be exactly like him, but he's a trip.

"I'm definitely going to be a fun dad, but there's going to be boundaries."