Christian Artists Francesca Battistelli and Meredith Andrews Welcome New Babies!

Rising stars Francesca Battistelli and Meredith Andrews  both welcomed their first children this month.

Francesca Battistelli and BabyFrancessca Battistelli and son Matthew Elijah Goodwin

Francesca and husband Matt Goodwin, who plays with Newsong and most recently has been playing drums for his wife, welcomed Matthew Elijah Goodwin this past Wednesday, September 22. Matthew, Jr. weighed in at a little over 8 lbs. The happy couple recently celebrated their 1-year wedding anniversary and moved to Atlanta. Battistelli performed right up until her due date. Her second studio album is slated to release in early 2011.

Meredith Andrews and BabyMeredith Andrews and son Maverick Elijah Sooter

Fellow label artist Meredith Andrews gave birth to her first child earlier this month. Meredith and her husband Jacob Sooter, who plays guitar for Jeremy Camp, welcomed Maverick Elijah Sooter to the world the morning of September 1. The Sooters’ son weighed just over 8 lbs as well. The couple currently resides in Chicago where Meredith continues to lead worship at Harvest Bible Church on a regular basis. When she’s not leading worship, she’s out on the road promoting her “other” baby, her sophomore release, As Long As It Takes(Word).

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