Singer Francesca Battistelli welcomes baby girl

CAITLIN R. KING Associated Press Published:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's a girl for Grammy-nominated Christian singer Francesca Battistelli.

The 27-year-old and her husband, Matthew Goodwin, welcomed their second child, Audrey Jane Goodwin, at their Atlanta area home early Tuesday morning. The family then went to a hospital.

The couple have a son, Matthew Elijah, who was born in 2010.

Battistelli was the first female vocalist in nearly 20 years to be named artist of the year at the 2011 Dove Awards.

Her hits include "Free to Be Me" and "I'm Letting Go."