Some artists consider it one of the most fun parts of their jobs, while others look at photo shoots as a necessary evil. But no matter how you slice it, they’re an important part of an artist’s toolbox, so they have to be done from time to time to freshen up artwork for album or single releases, tour marketing or to reflect whenever changes an artist might make to their appearance. And it looks like it was time for country’s great mix master, Dee Jay Silver, to update his headshots.
You’ve probably seen and heard Dee Jay at some of your favorite country concerts. He’s responsible for keeping the energy high and the party going between sets for artists like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean with his custom mash-ups of country, rock and urban music and great original grooves. But you can also see Dee Jay spinning hits at music festivals across the U.S. and during Spring Break in South Padre, Texas.
And he’s also Wake’s dad. You know, that little red-headed sweetheart that we’ve fallen in love with on social media.
During a recent photo shoot at Nashville’s historic Hermitage Hotel, Wakey and his beautiful mom, Jenna, stopped in to check out the action. The polite 15-month-old toddler watched quietly while Mingo Photography snapped away, collecting image after great image of the handsome artist and record producer.
But it appears that when the photographer called a wrap on the session, Wakey grabbed his cue and turned on the charm. And when Mom and Dad swung into one of their favorite Music City coffee shops, Frothy Monkey, Wake was full bore adorable.
Pressing his little hands and face into the eatery’s window, the tot grinned and threw side-eye that has to have had passersby doubled over in laughter. And fortunately, the photographer was there to capture the pose.
Like any household, though, it isn’t always fun and games, and there are chores that even Wakey pitches in to help with, like the laundry. Although we aren’t sure how much help he actually is, he’s just as cute as heck.
And sometimes the little guy just likes to Netflix and chill …
We’ve seen some hints on social media that Dee Jay, Jenna and their close pals Jason and wife Brittany Aldean might be taking a beach vacation together soon, and now we’re wondering if the Aldeans are joining the Perdues at Dee Jay’s upcoming annual run in South Padre. If that’s the case, then their respective little ones might not be included. But then again, they could have all kinds of fun together.
On an unfortunately sad note, earlier on Feb. 27, Jenna shared a post on her Instagram page saying that her grandmother had passed away.
“How very lucky are we that we had so many years with you,” she wrote. “I’m so very thankful for every single laugh, hug and visit. Finally, Grandpa has his girl back ❤#MyLittleAngel Rest In Peace, Grandma 🙏”
Our thoughts go out to Jenna and her family at this heartbreaking time.