Country music superstar Garth Brooks issued a statement today acknowledging the birth of his first grandchild, Karalynn. His daughter August gave birth earlier this week.
The 51-year-old Friends in Low Places singer said he would like to thank everyone "for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K's arrival".
Country music's best-selling performer has been in semi-retirement as he raises his daughters in Oklahoma.
August was the second to graduate from high school and Brooks says he is considering a full-time return to recording and performing when his youngest, Allie, graduates from high school next year.
Brooks asked for privacy as "this young family begins the greatest days of their lives".