MUSIC CITY MEDIA:

HIGHWAY SOUTH RECORDS’ 
“SON OF MICHIGAN” DAVID SHELBY
SET TO RELEASE “OH YEAH” AS THE
FIRST SINGLE FROM HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM 

“Oh Yeah”–A First To Highlight Shelby’s Knack As A Masterful Trumpeter

 

Country recording artist David Shelby (Highway South Records) will release his first single, entitled “Oh Yeah,” ** from his sophomore album (OH YEAH) impacting on March 9, 2015 [2/23/15 PlayMPE]. Produced by Russ Zavitson and Music Brothers Production [Teddy Gentry of the legendary country group Alabama and Charles English] the groove opener is the perfect causeway to Shelby’s first “Oh Yeah” expression setting the tone for this “move and sway” track.

With sensual undertones reminiscent of country legend Conway Twitty, David’s vocals translate effortlessly the affect of a gal’s “hook, line and sinker” allure; the naturally baited chemistry brings a gentleman’s fanciful vision from afar to a much closer presence.

Written by Jeffery East and John Ramey, the “doo-wop” jazz feel is comfortably supported by a traditional country foundation offering just another sampling of Shelby’s eclectic musical taste and flair to balance textured compositions. The funk-a-delic horns, playful lyrics and bewitching sentiment of Shelby’s vocals will have listeners singing “Oh Yeah” long after the song is over. Showcasing his masterful trumpeting skills throughout, the Detroit native spotlights the trademark sound of America’s melting pot.

“I believe this song is a perfect representation of who I am as a musician, composer and performing artist,” Shelby introduced. “I am a country music recording artist from Detroit; it was not only natural, but a “gotta-have” to put horns into the mix. The track highlights my Detroit roots and the jazz vibe gives it a groove factor to modernize my ‘Nashville’ affinity and music direction.”

The ace trumpeter has toured internationally with award-winning recording artists such as The Imperials, Stevie Wonder, Davy Jones (The Monkees) and Bob Seger’s Motor City Horns. He’s opened for Styx and Foreigner; he’s shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Uncle Kracker, Colt Ford, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Lonestar, Craig Morgan and more.

A proven, must-see, crowd-pleaser, the young entertainer has played before sold-out crowds at some of the world’s largest venues including the DTE Energy Concert Venue, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (formerly the World Music Theater), The Fillmore, Fox Theatre, Detroit Opera House, Joe Louis Arena, Bonstelle Theater and the Pontiac Silverdome. An all-around “music man,” Shelby also directed the pit orchestra for the stage play “West Side Story” at Dominican Academy Auditorium in Detroit and has a musical arrangement (composed for the Korean Orchestra) in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

David’s early “Oh Yeah” radio promotion tour (spearheaded by Star Farm-Nashville) has canvassed more that 11,000 miles, travelling through 13 states, making stops in 15 cities in just nine weeks. The next leg encompasses Minnesota, Ohio, the Carolinas, Kentucky and Texas before the bus re-routes to return to Nashville where Shelby will participate in Country Radio Seminar.

For more information on David Shelby, please visit www.davidshelbymusic.com.

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