Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli Says New Baby Made His House a Home
Mike Eli of Eli Young Band finally feels at home. No, he’s not kicking his feet up and putting an end to his country music career. He and his wife Kacey just brought their baby girl, Kline Olivia, home, and they finally feel their space is complete.
âItâs been me, my wife and our dogs in the house since we got married, but when we brought Kline home it really changed the dynamic in so many ways,â the singer told People Country.Â âThe house definitely feels more like a home now that sheâs here.â
Naturally, the Elis are going through the sleep withdrawal that comes with new parenthood but the ‘Say Goodnight’ hitmaker isn’t complaining about it. âA lot of people tell you that they canât explain [fatherhood] because no one can know that feeling until you actually hold your child for the first time,” he says. “Itâs even better than you think it is.”
Of course, everything comes with a learning curve. It took Eli a while to learn how to burp his baby girl. Even though Kacey laughed at him along the way, she did try to help him figure it out.
âOne of my first times burping Kline, Kacey wasÂ talking to me, telling me what I need to do and Iâm looking up at her,â Eli explained. “Then Kacey giggles and I realize Iâm patting the back of [Kline's] head instead of her back.â
âItâs one of those things sheâs giving me a hard time about,â he added. âI know you have to pat the back and not the head! I was like, âYouâre making me nervous! Go away!ââ
Regardless of his less-than-stellar burping skills, sweet little Kline is lucky to have a daddy who can sing a great lullaby.
âI sing to [Kline] as much as I can and I make sure that whoever is holding her is not singing to her unless theyâre singing correctly,â he said joking.Â âKacey actually does have a voice, but sheâs Mama so she can do whatever she wants! You donât give Mom rules — thatâs rule number one. You let Mom give you the rules.â
It sounds like the Eli Young Band frontman may have fatherhood figured out after all. For more about the Elis new addition, pick up the latest issue of People Country.