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.”