Shay Mooney Loves Experiencing Christmas Through His Son’s Eyes

Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay loves being a dad to his son Asher and gets to experience the magic of Christmas through his young eyes.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Shay Mooney Loves Experiencing Christmas Through His Son’s Eyes
Dan + Shay perform at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, June 7 during the 2018 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville.

Since becoming a father, Shay Mooney has gotten to experience life through the eyes of his son Asher. The proud dad loves getting to witness new milestones as Asher continues to grow and develop.

Embracing a childlike wonder is even more special when the Dan + Shay singer gets time off to spend the holidays with his family. Getting to share in his favorite Christmas traditions while experiencing it all for the first time as a dad is magical for Mooney.

“It’s so much fun to be able to see the magic of Christmas. Just so many things. Not just Christmas through his eyes. I get to play with toys again which is pretty awesome,” he tells Sounds Like Nashville and other local media with a laugh. “It’s acceptable now to buy a lightsaber at Walmart. I’m just like, ‘No, I’ve got a kid.’ They’re like, ‘Oh, okay. Got it.’”

“You see a lot of firsts,” he continues. “They witness that first time being like, ‘Oh my gosh. So, this is Christmas.’ Or ‘This is Thanksgiving. Why is everybody around here trying to take pictures of me. Who are all these people?’ My family, I have like 300 family members. He’s probably having those thoughts like, ‘What in the world is this?’”

Dan + Shay will enjoy quite a bit of time at home after working straight through a milestone year. The duo released their third studio album, garnered more than 100 million streams on their song “Tequila,” and earned three CMA nominations and two Grammy nominations.

The duo will also appear on this year’s CMA Country Christmas, whichairs on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC