Jay DeMarcus, suit, Rascal Flatts

Jay DeMarcus and his wife Allison welcome their first child over the weekend.

Allison gave birth on Friday afternoon to a baby girl, Madeline Leigh, who weighed in at 6 lbs., 9 oz.

Jay gushed to People about Madeline:  “is tiny, but perfect in every way! I’m just kissing her little face off. 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!’”

Jay and Allison met when they were shooting a music video for Rascal Flatts and have been married since 2004.

Congratulations to them!

Jay Demarcus, bass guitar, rascal flatts, jeans,