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Elvie Shane Gives A Voice To Blue Collar Workers With "Forgotten Man"

Elvie Shane is a man of the people!

Unfiltered, unconventional and above all unapologetic. Caneyville, Kentucky native and BBR recording Elvie Shane is ready to give a voice to America's backbone, blue collar workers with Forgotten Man.

Shane has spent the last decade in a slow burn, building momentum for his career with homespun stories of life lived on the fringes of society. Known for his painfully relatable tracks and being for the voice for countless people caught in the everyday struggle of survival, Elvie once again comes through.

While themes of the working class are woven into the fabric of the genre, more recently those songs have felt detached from reality, thus ushering in the idea of Forgotten Man. The tune sharply cuts thru the frills and bs that 2023 can bring and gives an anthem to the hard working American.

Penned with frequent collaborators Luke Preston Dan Couch, alongside his producer Oscar Charles, the song stemmed from a simple conservation among friends. "We just got to talking about these people that feel forgotten or misrepresented in music. Sometimes it's like the whole American story is so romanticized. I watched my family and a lot of people I know struggle," Elvie told All Country News.

“Daddy spent his whole life working for a dollar Name on his patch, more like a badge of honor Sent me off to school, tried to turn me to a scholar Can’t unpaint the blue on my collar”

Clearly Elvie has broken through the noise for his fans. "It's been one of has the best response I've seen at a show. We started closing our shows with this song before we ever put it out last year. There's been times where people would just get up from the back of the crowd and just start walking up either while I chatted about the song or at some point during the song," Elvie continued.

It truly is no surprise that Forgotten Man has evoked such emotion for Elvie's fans, perhaps it is because Shane practices what he preaches, and the song stems from real small town stories. Having parents has "blue collar as they come," has given Elvie his sense of being able to give a voice to the voiceless. Elvie isn't being defiant, he is being honest, telling All Country News that he has earnestly lived the lines he sings.

Elvie plans to carry this steadfast theme into his next project he humbly named Damascus.

"The road to Damascus represents what I'm trying to figure out, I'm trying to. I'm trying to follow the path that's in front of me and, and try to figure out where I want to go from here. Damascus is also a type of steel where you take a bunch of different metals and you heat 'em up and forge 'em together. It then creates this really beautiful, strong steel. I feel like as an artist, the only way you can really find your sound is to dig as deep as you can into all of your influences and try to blend d that into your own voice."

Known for showcasing many different facets of his blue collar upbringing and his straightforward message, Elvie Shane is gearing up for a project that will not only give a voice to this generation of blue collar workers but transcend them.


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