Elvie Shane Is Now a “My Girl” Dad

Elvie Shane Is Now a “My Girl” Dad

Congrats to Elvie Shane and his wife, Mandi, on the birth of their daughter Zaelyn Journey Payton. While he just announced the news this week, Zaelyn actually arrived last Tuesday July 20th.

Elvie’s breakthrough hit “My Boy” was inspired by his relationship with his son Caleb – who, Elvie says that he doesn’t see him as his step-son, just the son that was born before he met him.

Even before Elvie knew that Zaelyn would be entering his life, he thought that when people heard “My Boy” – there might be parents who would want a “My Girl” version…and now that he is a “Girl Dad” himself – all of his bases are covered.

Elvie shares the story behind creating “My Girl”, “We realized that there was one big problem with this song…I got together with the guys, and was like ‘Hey man, people are going to want a girl version and I put this together…it’s pretty easy, you change the pronouns…blah, blah, blah’ So, props to my label, they were like ‘Go in there and get it done for your people’ and I still get some people from time to time who message me asking me to do a girl version and it’s always fun to just go to copy paste and send it to them in their inbox and just send them a little wink, you know.”

Photo courtesy of Elvie Shane

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson