In the shadow of 9/11, country singer Shane Owens is introducing new song “19” to country radio.
Shane Owens has shared an excerpt of a letter that he received from Gold Star widow about his song, "19", which tells the story of a local football star signing up for the military straight out of high school following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. In the end he pays the ultimate sacrifice as the song alludes to a life cut short.
Big thanks to Barry Amato and his team for choreographing and performing a couple dances to "Alcohol of Fame"! Y'all watch it and let Barry know what you think in the Youtube comments. Don't forget to keep sending us your videos from your local bars and dance halls of y'all dancing to the song - God bless!
Stream Shane's set here from his February 11, 2017 set at Barn Bash - a 90-minute country music concert at the Big Red Barn on Baker Road in Huntingdon and carried live on 100.9 The Farm radio.
Where Shane Owens is "comin' from", is a very good place... finally. With heartfelt endorsements from his fans, peers, and one of his music heros, he is releasing his debut album for the third time. The story of how he got to where he is now is a long one, over some very bumpy, albeit inspiring, musical, roads. But, thankfully, as he sings in one of the songs from this project, "Country Never Goes Out of Style".
Amerimonte Records recording artist Shane Owens’ debut album, Where I’m Comin’ From, is available on iTunes, Amazon and shaneowenscountry.com. Acoustic videos for multiple tracks have premiered throughout the week (of Dec. 7) in advance of the release. Shane joined Hillbilly Jim on his ‘Moonshine Matinee’ on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country Channel 60 on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11. In addition, Shane was spotlighted as New Music Nashville’s “Independent Artist of the Week.”
Fans of Shane Owens can see the acoustic video for his current single, “Country Never Goes Out of Style” on Taste of Country. Owens performs his rendition of “Chicken Truck,” originally made famous by Country outlaw John Anderson, on Nashville Country Club. The Alabama native credits a life-changing lady in the tongue-in-cheek track, “Blame It On A Woman” seen on Country Music Minute. The track “Country Boy Can” brings out the romantic side of Owens, found on Roughstock.
In a time of change in country music Owens’ debut album restores depth to the genre with songs such as the emotionally charged “Alcohol of Fame” featured on Whiskey Riff. “God and The Ground She Walked On,” a faith-based track, can be viewed on The Boot. Owens brings back the good guy in his track “All The Beer In Alabama,” acoustic video found on Digital Rodeo.
Where I’m Comin’ From is available for purchase in select retailers nationwide through Memphis, TN based distributor, Select-O-Hits, and through online retailers, as it debuts in Top 30 on iTunes Country Album Chart. The 11- song collection was produced by James Stroud (Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Aaron Lewis) and executive produced by country icon Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich Jr. Owens’ current single off the album, “Country Never Goes Out of Style” reached Top 40 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart and Top 15 on CDX TRACtion Power Train Chart.
In the past year, Shane has released two nationally-promoted music videos which impacted almost every major DMA in the U.S. and also included significant airplay in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Videos are currently available on CMT.com and are being aired on The Country Network (33 million households), AXS-TV (45 million households), Great American Country (63 million households) and The Heartland Network (18 million households).
“With a pure-country baritone and a stubborn love of timeless, gravel-road themes, Alabama native Shane Owens has been waiting on his big break for a damn long time. It may have finally arrived with his new album, Where I’m Coming From..”
-Chris Parton, Rolling Stone Country
“If you’re wondering where all the ‘old school’ country twang has gone, Shane Owens has it in spades right here. If actual country music doesn’t turn your crank, better look elsewhere.” – Chris Diestler, KQBA-FM
“Shane Owens has country in his blood…and I’m not talking about that manufactured “country” that’s coming out of Nashville right now. This is true country, reminiscent of Strait, Randy Travis and Clint Black!”
-Kelly Green, WEIO
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Country traditionalist, Shane Owens, releases his acoustic performance video for the tune “Chicken Truck.” Anderson originally recorded the song in 1981 and Owens take on the tune debuted on SiriusXM Outlaw Country’s Hillbilly Jim’s Moonshine Matinee. Owens also invited John Anderson to join him on the track which is included on his forthcoming full project.
In advance of the release of his debut studio album, Shane Owens is sharing an acoustic performance of one of its tracks exclusively with readers of The Boot. Press play above to watch an intimate performance of the song “God and the Ground She Walked On.”