Deep-Feeling Track Marks the Start of a New Chapter Following PLATINUM Number One, ‘My Boy’
Rising Star Featured on Stoned Cold Country Tribute to The Rolling Stones

Nashville, TN. – (March 31, 2023) – Marking the first new music since BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records singer-songwriter Elvie Shane’s acclaimed Backslider album debut, Shane shares his new song Forgotten Man today, available to listen HERE. An anthem for those chasing the American dream with calloused hands and a weary, but still-believing heart, it’s another example of Shane’s deep-feeling take on country, co-written by the rising star with Dan Couch, Luke Preston, and Oscar Charles.
With his big-hearted Platinum Number One, ‘My Boy’, Shane showed fans the kind of man he is – one who’ll step forward and stand for what he believes in. He calls ‘Forgotten Man’ “the song I’ve been trying to write since I started all this,” and it finds him representing those hard-working, willing-to-sacrifice folks he’s met around the nation. But while that mission has been taken on many times before, it’s never been done quite like this.

Watch the video for ‘Forgotten Man’ here.
“There’s been a lot of attempts to recognize that group of people in country music, but sometimes it feels like it’s not a very honest representation of the angst that’s involved,” Shane explains. “It doesn’t ever really touch on how p*ssed off you can be, just trying to find the American dream.”
Full of tough-as-nails grit and featuring an uptempo, heartland-rock sound, the tune tributes those who wear their name on a patch like a badge of honor. Matching raw power and fist-in-the-air-pride with a deep sense of sympathetic camaraderie, it once again finds Shane going against the grain in country music, and going beyond the surface level.
Shane admits the track came from a time of personal struggle, and the clarity he found in front-row fans around the country. So with more new music to come, it hints at a creative re-awakening – one focused above all on the honesty of the “Forgotten Man”.
“I’m wearing that patch, too,” he says. “I’m out here trying to give an honest account of who I am and put an honest effort into what I do. I actually do give a sh*t, and I will place my bet on those people I’m singing about in this song against all odds.”

‘Forgotten Man’ is Shane’s first original solo release since 2021’s Backslider album, and now points toward the beginning of a new musical chapter (with more info on the way). But recently, he’s been on a collaborative hot streak.

In January, the Kentucky native released a spine-tingling version of The Rolling Stones iconic hit ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, taking part in the star-studded Stoned Cold Country tribute to the band’s 60th anniversary. That project found him shoulder to shoulder with hit makers like Eric Church, Brooks & Dunn, his hero Steve Earle and more, and in February, he followed up with ‘Hillbilly’, joining The Cadillac Three and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor for a Southern Gothic rocker.
A native of small-town Kentucky, early touchstones like Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle and John Fogerty joined Wheelhouse Records’ Elvie Shane’s Gospel roots to form the bedrock of his taste – along with R&B classics like The Temptations and modern superstars like Eminem. And after a fateful Baptist revival came through town, he joined a band as a front man full of wild-eyed charisma. Shane initially captured attention with a viral social media moment with ‘My Boy‘, which has since become his signature smash and debut US No. 1 single. The BMG/BBR Music Group recording artist’s debut EP, County Roads, was released in 2021, followed by his debut full length album, Backslider, later that same year.
Shane co-wrote the set of songs on Backslider that critics were quick to praise, with the album landing on 2021 “Best Of” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone and Nashville Scene. “If you listen to just one major-label debut by a dude this year, consider Elvie Shane’s” declared Rolling Stone, while Stereogum noted the record “forces you to rethink anything you think you know, or assume, about the genre’s Music Row bros.” Billboard also determined Shane is “making the case for a new mainstay in country music.” Shane’s picture-based lyrics and knack for storytelling led to his signing with UTA and he has since opened for Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Brothers Osborne Brett Young, Brooks & Dunn and Lady A, to name a few. He also launched his first-ever headlining run, with his US My Kinda Trouble Tour, earlier this year.