Critics and fans alike have been raving about Shane Owens' highly anticipated debut album, Where I'm Comin' From, citing the traditional-based artist as one - who like George Jones sang about in his classic song - just might be able to fill the shoes of legends such as "The Possum" and Merle Haggard. The Amerimonte Records recording artist received a ringing endorsement along those lines from Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis - who lent his production talents to the album.
"Shane's song, "Country Never Goes Out of Style," is a simple and perfect description of what country living and country music is all about." said Travis in reference to Shane's current single, which is going for adds at radio stations across the country. "In listening to it, I can't help but reminisce about the best days of my youth and life in simpler times-when technology was a phone with a cord and a party line, transportation was a bicycle, a horse, or a hand-me-down car with manual windows, and taking the initiative to help someone in need was your pleasure and just the way it was. Though much has changed, I think it's important to keep a focus on our roots-it is a way of life that should never go out of style. Shane has successfully merged yesterday, and today, to remind us that country will always be in style!"
James Stroud, who produced the album, has blazed trails for country superstars such as Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Aaron Lewis, Chris Young and many more during his career. Among Stroud's credits include having produced over 130 No. 1 singles. The album Where I'm Comin From will be available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon beginning on October 21 and available for purchase on December 9 in select retailers nationwide through Memphis, TN based distributor, Select-O-Hits. Click here to download Shane's current single, "Country Never Goes Out Of Style."
"Country music fans have been yearning for an artist like Shane Owens," said Steve Popovich Jr., President Amerimonte Records. "There's a perception out there that traditional Country music is dead and I can assure you that's not the case. This album is going to surprise a lot of people, and I mean that in a good way. Shane Owens is delivering a style of traditional Country music that Country music enthusiasts both here and abroad have been craving for a long time. I think fans of the genre will be pleased to know that style of Country music is alive and well."
"When I first heard Shane, I knew there was something special there," said his publicist Kirt Webster. "His vocal stylings bring to mind the music that I - and so many others grew up on. His energy on stage is also a huge plus, but the most important element of the Shane Owens story is that in just being around him, you can tell how much he enjoys what he is doing. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with."
In the past year, Shane Owens has released two nationally promoted music videos which impacted almost every major DMA in the US and also included significant airplay in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Videos are currently available on CMT.com and are currently 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).
Where I'm Comin' From Track Listing
- Where I'm Comin' From
- All The Beer In Alabama
- Country Boy Can
- Blame It On A Woman
- Alcohol Of Fame
- Country Never Goes Out Of Style
- God and The Ground She Walked On
- Chicken Truck feat. John Anderson
- Nashville You Ain't Hollywood
- Where I'm Comin' From (Extended)
"Wow. What a singer. Somewhere, Keith Whitley is smiling, because this guy has the phrasing of a great, timeless country stylist."
-Country Music Historian, Robert K. Oermann
Shane Owens on Tour
Oct. 01 - Jake's on the Clarion - Dothan, Ala.
Oct. 02 - Bethelehem High School - Bonifay, Fla.
Oct. 06 - Whiskey Bend - Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 08 - Runaway Bay - Panama City, Fla.
Oct. 15 - Graceville Harvest Fest - Graceville, Fla.
Oct. 29 - Hangar 33 - Level Plains, Ala.
Nov. 05 - Greater Gulf State Fair - Mobile, Ala.
Nov. 11 - North Florida Fair - Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 09 - National Peanut Festival - Dothan, Ala.
Nov. 10 - Cherokee Casino - Roland, Okla.
Nov. 12 - Bayfest - Freeport, Fla.
Nov. 18 - Sylvia's Bar - Pelham, Ga.
Nov. 19 - Malone Pecan Festival - Malone, Fla.
Dec. 03 - Doo-Dah's Bar & Grill - Albany, Ga.
Dec. 09 - Santobe's - Thomasville, Ga.
Dec. 16 - Holiday Spectacular - Newton, Ala.
Dec. 17 - Byrd's Nest - Eufaula, Ala.