James Hoke Dorough was born at 2:30 PM on May 6 in LA, a rep for the singer confirmed.
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Little James weighed in at 4.5 lbs. and measured 16.25 inches.
The first-time parents were not expecting the baby until June, but according to the singer's rep, the baby is healthy and doing great.
Their son's middle name is in honor of Howie's late father Hoke, who died in June 2008 after battling brain and lung cancer.