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Thomas Rhett has got to see the resemblance in this new Ada James photo Instagram/@lisaagregory

It’s in the genes, not the jeans. Those little bits of DNA that determine a person’s appearance. And since DNA is passed down from the parents, it makes sense that their offspring are going to resemble one or both of them.

We aren’t scientists, but knowing that bit of basic biology helps explain the remarkable resemblances between some of our country music mommies and daddies and their precious offspring. Jason Aldean has an absolute junior version of himself in son Memphis, while Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott’s little girl, Eisele Kaye, is the spitting image of mom. And we sure think Dee Jay Silver’s son, Wake Silver, is a male version of his gorgeous mom, Jenna.

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Then there is Thomas Rhett’s daughter, Ada James. We have always thought of little Ada as a carbon copy of her dad. But in new pictures that T-Rhett’s mother-in-law, Lisa, shared on her Instagram, we are seeing some traces of Lauren in the precious little peanut, too. When she smiles, her eyes look more like her mom, but when she’s serious, she is closer to dad.

And without her pacifier, not only can you see physical characteristics, you can also see her cheerful little personality shining through, which she obviously gets from both of her parents.

Lil stinker 😍🌈💛 so sweet❤️🐝

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Which traits do you think Ada James gets from Lauren and which does she get from Thomas Rhett?

Either way, she’s adorable.

Ada James may have been grinning because she knew her parents were on their way back from New York City to rejoin her and sister Willa Gray. Or it could have been that she and her Grams had been getting into mischief? That smile sure melts our hearts and reminds us that this now five-month-old baby is going to grow up way too fast.

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And it looks like Ada and Willa will be doing a good bit of growing up on the road this year. Thomas will soon be launching his exciting and ambitious “Life Changes Tour 2018,” and the little girls are about to inherit a bunch of new aunts and uncles. Brett Young, Midland, Jillian Jaqueline, Carly Pearce and Russell Dickerson will be joining Thomas Rhett on the tour that kicks off in April and continues deep into October. That’s seven more people to help spoil Ada and Willa … and seven more babysitters for Thomas and Lauren!

Now, it’s also worth mentioning that genes (and jeans) change as a child develops, so even though Ada James, Memphis, Eisele and Wakey look like one parent now, they could gradually begin to look like the other.

Ah, science.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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