Alabama native, Shane Owens, continues his upward climb to success, igniting a strong buzz with fans and within the music industry, demonstrating that his brand of Traditional Country music is very much alive and well.
Owen’s AmeriMonte Records’ single, “Where I’m Comin’ From,” will make its debut on the playlist of Nashville’s historic WSM-AM this week. That, coupled with his recent entries on both the CDX TRACtion Monitored Chart and MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart and current airplay on hundreds of radio stations across America, it is evident that both music programmers and fans welcome Owens’ brand of return-to-basics Country music.
The video for the single, directed and produced by famed videographer, Jim Shea, continues to impact, with recent adds at The Country Network and Country Fix bolstering its airplay on GAC, The Heartland Network and high-profile online outlets, including The Boot.
“Where I’m Comin’ From,” and Owens’ forthcoming album were Executive Produced by Country icon, Randy Travis, and produced by esteemed Music Row hit-maker, James Stroud.
Other recent high-visibility music industry and fan accolades for Owens include him being named “10 Country Artists That Should Be On Your Radar in 2016” by Myspace, and CMChat’s #OneToWatch artist in January, along with “ink” in Bassmaster, MusicRow, All Access, Lovin’ Lyrics Promotions, and CMR Nashville in London, England.
ABOUT SHANE OWENS: Shane Owens has built a following in nightclubs of the Southeast for over a decade where fans flock to hear his powerfully emotional singing. He has opened shows for dozens of major stars, and eventually word from them trickled back to Nashville’s music executives. Inevitably, in 2005, an Owens CD entitled Let’s Get On It briefly saw the light of day. Its single, “Bottom of the Fifth,” was a hit in Texas and was halfway up the national charts when the label folded. His album was on the market for less than 100 days.
Owens dusted himself off and pushed forward. Legendary producer, James Stroud (Chris Young, Clint Black) took him under his wing, and a second album was recorded and readied for release in 2009, when suddenly that record company also went under. This time, Shane Owens was badly bruised.
There was a silver lining in his second album’s demise, however. He was able to maintain ownership of the stellar songs he’d recorded with Stroud and those tracks, along with several newly recorded tunes with the esteemed Ed Seay (Martina McBride, Collin Raye, etc.) now form the basis of his upcoming CD for Amerimonte Records. The result is a perfect portrait of a proud country traditionalist. There is just one detail in this picture that might seem strange: Although his voice sounds marinated in Jack Daniels, this honky-tonk singer is a straight arrow. “I’ve never smoked, I don’t chew, I don’t do drugs, and I don’t drink. I’ve never been in any kind of trouble. I’ve never even had a speeding ticket. Some people don’t get that,” says the outstanding barroom stylist.
On the other hand, maybe things are just right, just the way they are: “I’ve been blessed to be brought up the way I was brought up. And I’ve learned the hard way that you’ve got to be yourself. That’s what’s gonna sell: Me being me. Maybe this whole thing is meant to be, and I’ve been through all of this for a reason, and the third time’s the charm.”
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