Rascal Flatts’ bassist Jay DeMarcus is remembering his late father, Wayno, who passed away late last month (October).
DeMarcus says that he and his dad also shared a musical bond that kept them close.
“My dad was always musical. So, the bond that we’ve always shared that has kept us close is music and we play music together,” DeMarcus said. “I try to go back, not so much in the last couple of years because his health has been deteriorating. But I would go back and play some little clubs with him with his band that he had back in the late 70s. And it was a way for me to stay connected to my father and share that bond with him. There is a lot about my father that I will always cherish and love.”
The superstar revealed the news of his dad’s passing on Thursday, October 29 via social media.
“I lost my musical hero and Father this morning,” DeMarcus wrote in an Instagram post. “Known as ‘Wayno’ to most, he impacted everyone around him, and he was bigger than life to me. I could never explain in just a few words how important the musical bond was that we shared-it meant everything to me.”
“I have a lifetime of memories that will now be my comfort, as I face this life now without him,” he continued. “Rest In Peace my precious Dad, I was always proud to be called your son, and I will miss you forever. Enjoy Heaven, you’ve earned it…”