Eli Young Band’s Jon Jones and his wife, Sarah, have one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: a baby girl.
“I have a second [child] on the way,” says Jon. “It’s weird how life-changing the first one is, but also how life-changing the second one is, just in the way it makes you think about life and what your place is, and your role as a father and kinda the one to look after the family. It’s going to be an amazing experience.”
Jon, who plays bass in the Eli Young Band, married Sarah in 2011. Together they have one son, Hudson, born on New Year’s Eve in 2012. The Jones’ baby girl will be the fourth child in the Eli Young Band family. Mike Eli has a daughter, Kline Olivia, and James Young has a son, Wills.
“Our son, Hudson, is three and a half, and we’re about to have a girl,” adds Jon. “So we’re gonna have one of each, and I think that’s gonna be great to do a little bit of what parenting has to offer and to experience both.”
With the baby due the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), Jon and Sarah aren’t the only ones looking forward to the arrival of their second child.
“Hudson loves bossing people around and telling them what to do,” says Jon. “I think that he’s going to make a great older sibling. He’s really excited about being that older brother. So it’s about to get real in the Jones household.”
Currently, Eli Young Band is out on the road promoting their latest single, “Saltwater Gospel.”
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