rascal flatts · jay deMarcus bio
Full Name: Stanley Wayne DeMarcus Jr
Birthday: April 26, 1971
Birth Place: Columbus, OH
Height: 6' 0"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
• Dream Car: Range Rover
• Hobbies: Movies, movies, movies!
• Collections: Watches and war books (history buff)
• Instruments Played: Piano, bass, drums and guitar
• First Musical Performance: Talent show in 5th grade
• First Song Ever Fully Learned: One Drop (gospel song)
• Pre-performance ritual: I burn incense and do an ancient music chant.
• If I had to pursue a career in an area other than entertainment: Some kind of public relations work because I love people.
• Never Leaves Home Without: His cell phone
• First Paying Non-Musical Job: Construction: Glaziers' local 372
• First Paying Musical Job: Church
• Before my big break I worked as: Chely Wright's band leader
• Other Bands: Chely Wright's, East to West
• Other Professional Credits: Produced Michael English (gospel) and David Parker (Where I Belong), band leader for Chely Wright and 1/2 of the duo East to West for Benson Records.
• Awards/Nominations and Honors: Dove Awards, Best Gospel Record (Michael English)
• Musical Influences: David Foster, Chicago, Merle Haggard, Shenandoah, Diamond Rio and Restless Heart.
• If I could ask one question to any entertainer: I'd ask Elvis if I could hear him sing one more time.
• Favorite Singers: Marty Raybon, George Jones and Merle Haggard
• Favorite Songs Written By Others: Mary Did You Know, Misery & Gin and Ghost in this House
• Favorite Song He's Written: North of the Sky, Still In Love, Not Just Me and Heaven Listens
• Favorite Songwriter: Hugh Prestwood, Marcus Hummon and Gary Burr
• The last CD I bought was: Diamond Rio's Greatest Hits
• The country song that best describes my current romantic status: Goodbye Says It All
• Favorite Actors: Tom Hanks
• Favorite Actresses: Meg Ryan
• Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
• Favorite Book: Citizen Soldiers by Steven Ambrose
• Favorite Food: Pizza
• Least Favorite Food: Crawfish
• Favorite Snack: Doritos, Reeses Pieces and M&M's
• Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla
• Favorite Drink: Coke
• One thing I cook great is: Lasagna
• Favorite Restaurant: Amerigo's Italian
• Favorite Color: Black and Royal Blue
• Favorite Shoe: Nike Air
• Favorite Team: Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Bulls
• Favorite Sport: Football
• Favorite Place: My house
• Ultimate fantasy vacation destination: A trip to Italy
• If I only had $20 left, I would spend it on: A Rascal Flatts CD