Clyde native Elliott Park finds niche in children’s music

Songwriter and singer Elliott Park’s fans are getting much younger.

With three children’s albums, two “Sesame Street” segments and other kids-related projects stacking like LEGOs on his resumé, the Clyde native who roped a Billboards No. 1 songwriting credit in country music with the single “I Loved Her First” is crafting newfound success in a different niche.

“I’m gonna kind of put a foot back in the country world and see what happens, but I just keep getting pulled out and distracted by yet another project that’s cool,” Park said. 

Part of the appeal of crafting children’s songs and videos is targeting another demographic in the same endeavor. Tucked in Park’s songs, many with jaunty music and breezy lyrics, is something deeper “where I’m giving the parents a little nod or a wink,” Park said.