Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Expecting Third Baby Boy

The couple’s eldest son was less than thrilled when he found out.


Lauren Jo Black

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August 12, 2022


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Shay Mooney and Hannah; Photo via Instagram

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and his wife Hannah are expecting their third child and it’s a BOY! 

The couple revealed the news via Instagram on Friday morning with a sweet video showcasing their sons’ reactions to the news. 

Asher, 5, appeared to be a bit upset that he wasn’t going to get a sister this time around but he handled the news well. 

“Do you remember when mommy told you they were going to call us this week and tell us if we’re having a boy or girl? Do you think you’re going to have a baby brother or a baby sister?,” Hannah asks him. 

“I wanted a baby sister, so it’s a baby sister,” Asher quickly replies. 

“Okay, will you be sad if it’s a boy?,” Hannah questions. 

Without hesitation, Asher says, “Yes, because I want a sister.” 

Trying to let him down easy, the soon-to-be mother of three says, “Well, baby, it’s gonna be another baby brother.” 

“I wanted a sister,” he responds. 

The clip goes on to show Hannah telling Ames, 2, the news. He was more receptive. 

While the 2-year-old predicted it was a baby sister, he seemed to be excited to hear the news as he sweetly touched his mom’s belly to say hello to his baby brother. 

After meeting through social media, Shay and Hannah immediately connected and began dating. Mooney proposed on August 9, 2016. In the midst of wedding planning, the couple learned they were expecting their first child, Asher James. 

After welcoming him on January 24, 2017, Shay and Hannah tied the knot on Mooney’s family farm on October 20, 2017. Asher, who was 9 months old at the time, took part in the ceremony as did Dan Smyers, Mooney’s musical partner. 

They later welcomed Ames Alexander on February 21, 2020. 

Dan + Shay is currently in the midst of a summer tour with Kenny Chesney with stadium dates planned through the end of August.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.