Shane Owens Country

“Shane Owens brings it all: vocals, writing, performance, and passion. He has paid his dues, remained committed to traditional country and brings you a song with heart and a story. Songs that will get you through the tough times and enjoy the happy times, and lyrics that will remind you of the threads in life that make you the fabric you are today. He will bless you with his talent and his kindness. To Shane, I gladly pass the baton…” – Randy Travis

NASHVILLE, TN (November 11, 2015) – Country music traditionalist, Shane Owens, returns to the rural roots of real Country music with his new single, “Where I’m Comin’ From,” on AmeriMonte Records. With a heartfelt lyric and hook-filled melody, Owens delivers a message with his burnished baritone vocal that cuts through the hometown fabric of blue collar America. The track is available on CDX Vol. 623, the CDX Download center and at Play MPE.

As demonstrated by the events of the recent CMA Awards, today’s music fans are hungry for real artists who speak to the struggles and triumphs of the common man and the pendulum is swinging back toward more traditional sounds. Owens, by no means a newcomer to the scene, is well-positioned to become one of the standard bearers leading the charge for the triumphant return the traditional Country music genre.

“Where I’m Comin’ From,” was Executive produced by Country music icon, Randy Travis, produced by the legendary James Stroud (Chris Young, Clint Black), and mixed by the award-winning Ed Seay (Martine McBride, Collin Raye). “Where I’m Comin’ From” is the lead single from Owens’ forthcoming full-length album, set for release in early 2016.

Watch his EPK by clicking below:

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Hailing from Samson, AL, Owens has established an impressive following across the Southeast and opened shows for Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams, Jr. and many others. His natural, traditional country sound and easy-going Southern mannerisms, has repeatedly attracted Nashville label attention and led to two different record deals. Unfortunately, unexpected label closures left much of Owens’ music unreleased, testing his resolve and will to continue. The staunch country traditionalist has survived career setbacks that would have defeated most performers. Instead, he has recorded a group of songs that will certainly be the breakthrough that he has worked hard to achieve.

Owens offers an upbeat perspective on his career: “I’m very excited about the new single and the message that it delivers!” states Owens enthusiastically. “I think not only Country music fans can relate to it, but listeners from other genres will as well. Simply put, it’s a great song and I can’t wait for the world to hear it!”

For more information about Shane Owens, visit his Official Website at www.ShaneOwensCountry.com

Photo credit: Jim Shea

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 also esteemed Ed Seay (Martina McBride, Collin Raye, etc.) now form the basis of his upcoming CD for Amerimonte Records. The result is a pluperfect 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, 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.”