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