ELI YOUNG BAND star JON JONES is to become a first time father this Christmas (12).
The bassist and his wife Sarah are expecting a baby boy on 23 December (12) and Jones reveals his excited partner broke the news to him by sending him a telling photo while he was on tour.
He tells People.com, "We were on the road when she found out, so she sent me a picture of about a half-dozen positive pregnancy tests. She wanted to be sure! It's something you wish you could find out together, but she knew she couldn't keep it to herself that long. When she called I could hear the excitement in her voice."
Jones is the second member of the country band to start a family - singer Mike Eli recently welcomed a daughter named Kline Olivia.
The musician adds, "It's funny that in the band, Mike got married first, and then me. Then Mike and Kacey got pregnant and had their baby girl in July, and Sarah and I are right behind them."
Jones wed his college sweetheart in 2010.