Jay DeMarcus of the country band Rascal Flatts welcomed his first child, Madeline Leigh DeMarcus, at 4:49 p.m. on Friday. She weighed in at 6 lb., 9 oz.
The birth came as a surprise as the baby was born three weeks before her due date. In fact, DeMarcus had to cancel his recording session in Nashville because of the unexpected delivery.
DeMarcus told People that both Madeline and mom Allison DeMarcus are doing great. He excitedly told continued that the baby “is tiny, but perfect in every way! I’m just kissing her little face off.”
DeMarcus can now join the Dads Club with his bandmates Joe Don Rooney and Gary LeVox, both fathers of two.
“Gary told me to ( strap in and hold on for the wildest ride of my life. I didn’t get much sleep last night. I kept waking up and thinking ‘Oh my gosh, I’m a father!” DeMarcus shared.
Congratulations to the happy couple!