OFFSTAGE: Jay DeMarcus Needs a Playbook for Fatherhood

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Before Jay DeMarcus and his wife, CMT Insider correspondent Allison DeMarcus, had their gorgeous baby Madeline Leigh nearly four months ago, he told People magazine , “We used to be the kind of people that would run out to dinner with friends on a moment’s notice. Now you need a playbook before you can walk out of the house! ‘I’ll go here and do this, and you go there and do that, and maybe we can sneak out for a few minutes,’” he admitted. DeMarcus also said that before Madeline was born, he’d play piano for her. Which is probably why Allison told the magazine, “She’s starting to laugh, smile, hold her head up a little. And she loves to hear daddy play the piano.” The new People Country Special also has pictures of baby Madeline’s nursery, complete with two crystal chandeliers, an armoire full of adorable pink clothes, mirrored French doors and an gorgeous crib right in center of room.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.