Country music star Kasey Chambers, and her husband, singer-songwriter and music producer Shane Nicholson, have welcomed a baby girl called Poet Poppin. Poet Nicholson was born Thursday October 6 at a Central Coast hospital. Poet joins big brothers Talon, aged 9, and Arlo, aged 4. Talon is the son of actor Cori Hopper, with whom Kasey had a long-term relationship.

Kasey is the daughter of guitarist Bill Chambers, and the sister of musician and producer, Nash Chambers; from the age of 11 she became a full-time musician and singer with her family. She has had a very successful solo career since 1999. Kasey and Shane were married in 2005.

Poet’s middle name was chosen by her brothers, because before she was born, she was always “poppin’ around” in her mother’s belly like popcorn.

(Story and photo from The Australian, October 7 2011)