The I Met A Girl singer, 22, took to Facebook on Friday (08Apr16) to reveal the news that he and his girlfriend welcomed daughter Presley into the world on 23 March (16).

"I am so excited to be a dad!," William wrote. "I can't wait to experience all the joys of being a father, like seeing my baby girl grow, crawl, walk, hearing her call me 'Daddy' for the first time, starting school, and so much more.

"Her mother and I look forward to providing Presley with a loving and nurturing environment so that all of her dreams and desires can come true. Children are the promise of our future and of God's love. Presley is truly a blessing from God!"

He concluded, "Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support on this journey called LIFE!"

The country newcomer has already had an eventful 2016 - he released his self-titled debut EP on 18 March (16), and on New Year's Day (01Jan16) he kicked off the new year in hospital after being involved in a car crash that left him with an injured knee.

At the time of the incident, he shared a photo of his smashed up car on social media and expressed his gratitude to have walked away from the wreckage largely unscathed.

"Angels were watching me tonight," he captioned the snap. "Thank you good lord. Thank you...."