Muhlenberg County, KY Native Writes Song About Losing Her Dog

After losing his rescue dog, Jay McElwain put his grief into song to celebrate Buddy’s life. It’s about mourning the loss of a best friend and overcoming the pain. Take a handkerchief and listen to “Doggone Pain”.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jay at a fundraiser in Muhlenberg County several years ago. He was playing at the event and I was the emcee. It was so impressive to see how he could tell stories through his music. I love following him on social media to see what music he releases next. I especially loved seeing footage of Buddy playing and living his best puppy life! I grew up with many puppies like Buddy. We lived in the country and had many beagles on the property. More than one looked like Buddy. Beagles are such playful, energetic and loving souls.

First, let us introduce you to a pup named Buddy McElwain. Find out how dad and his puppy saved themselves and how “Doggone Pain” was born.

Muhlenberg County Native Writes Sentimental Song About Losing His Dog

After losing his pup, Jay McElwain put his grief into song to celebrate Buddy’s life. It’s about mourning the loss of a best friend and overcoming the pain. Meet Buddy as Jay tells us more about his precious life.

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Peggie Stewart shared after hearing the song for the first time, “How did you come across this song? I did not do it !! I’m a puddle of snot and tears! This song!!! In my humble opinion, that’s it! Better. Oh, how a broken heart can write a song. I’m so sorry Jay for your boyfriend. I can not imagine.”

Playing “Get Buddy” a few weeks before Buddy died. Such a precious pup who will be missed by many, especially his father.

#BremenStrong

Jay is a talented singer-songwriter who wrote this song about Bremen after tornadoes swept through the city devastating everyone and everything in its path. It has been shared hundreds of times since it was posted.

That’s what Jay had to share after filming the video. “I did this song quickly this afternoon (30 mins and 1 take) before heading back to Bremen tonight to help out the sheriff’s department, so it’s probably not the best rendition. It is simply meant to encourage and uplift in this time of tragedy.”

I pray that you will continue to write and perform to help others “get through the pain”.

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