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"My parents -- as most parents are -- are very excited about having grandkids," Jake says. "My mom has asked me for years, 'When are you going get married? I want grandbabies.' I told her that it was going to take the right person. I really never thought I'd get married, but a lot of things in my life have happened when I least expected it, and Lacey came into my life at a time when I needed it most -- and needed her the most -- and thankfully she'll be here with me until my dying day."
Little Pearl can expect to get a lot of attention from her daddy, despite his busy schedule.
"I'm a hands-on guy," he admits. "Maybe that's a bad thing, I don't know ... It's a big adjustment, but I'm probably the happiest I've ever been in my life. I feel complete. I feel like I don't have anything that's missing in my life."
Jake is still getting some shows in before the birth of his first child. He plays San Antonio, Texas, tonight (Nov. 2). See a list of tour dates here.