Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles has given birth to a baby boy.

The star and her husband Justin Miller welcomed their first child, little Magnus Hamilton, on Thursday (06Dec12), just over a week after they celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

A statement issued to reads: "We are so thankful for all the prayers and support and are excited to take some time together as a new family."

Nettles has been taking it easy since wrapping up the Your Hands Tour with bandmate Kristian Bush earlier this year (12), prompting speculation about the duo's future.

He insisted he and Nettles were taking a "breather" to allow the singer to ease into becoming a mum.