Jay DeMarcus Is Born

Jay DeMarcus (born Stanley Wayne DeMarcus, Jr.; April 26, 1971) is the bassist, harmony vocalist, and song writer in the American country trio Rascal Flatts.

DeMarcus was born in Columbus, Ohio. He is a second cousin of the band's lead singer Gary LeVox, as well as brother-in-law of country singer James Otto.

Jay was a graduate of Tree of Life Christian School in Columbus, OH, while living with mother Caron and his sister Tiffany. Jay also has a half sister on his father Stanley Wayne DeMarcus Sr's side as well. Jay attended Lee College (now Lee University) in Cleveland, Tennessee from 1990-1993. At the time, he traveled and performed as a keyboardist in the Christian music group New Harvest, led by Danny Murray. Later, DeMarcus became a member of another Christian music group, called East to West. Jay was later a band leader for Chely Wright, eventually he met Joe Don who is now the groups other member; he called Joe Don up to fill in for a guitarist who was gone from the band one night. Jay also played and sang backup for Michael English for several years in the late 1990s.