Who is Jay DeMarcus? You may know him as one of the founders of Rascal Flatts. But more recently, he has allowed film crews into his home, partnering with Netflix for new reality TV show DeMarcus Family Rules. 

The online television series follows the lives of Jay and Allison DeMarcus. The couple write their own rules for juggling family commitments and – that supremely important commitment – having fun.

Who is Jay DeMarcus?

Since graduating from the Tree of Life Christian School in Columbus, Ohio, DeMarcus has toured extensively with Christian music groups New Harvest, East To West and Michael English. 

He has produced numerous albums for James Otto, Austin’s Bridge, Chicago and Jo Dee Messina. He even led Chely Wright’s band for a period in the early 2000s.


Alongside a steady career thrumming bass rhythms for Rascal Flatts, DeMarcus has found time to launch Red Street Records, an independent Christian music label. He holds this to be his crowning achievement, stating: “I kinda feel like everything I’ve done up to my life has led up to this one moment.”

How Jay and Allison DeMarcus met

With 11 studio albums to their name, Rascal Flatts have made a considerable splash in the world of country pop. But they also played cupid for Jay DeMarcus.

While filming the video for Rascal Flatts song These Days, DeMarcus met Allison Alderson, a former beauty queen with multiple pageant titles in Tennessee. The self-proclaimed ‘ultimate odd couple’ kindly invite us into their palatial home to see how they run things.

If you like the sound of that, head over to Netflix and check out DeMarcus Family Rules. Don’t forget your chainsaw!

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