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Musician:  SHANE OWENS


Video: “You Go Good





Shane Owens delivers a catchy summertime love song with all the references that make a country song loveable. Owens is notable for being one of the few country artists who delivers modern-day sounds while honoring his traditional country roots. Ingrained in the characteristics that launched his career, Owens continues to pay homage to his heroes while remaining true to his trademark style.

Named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” and awarded 2018 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year, Owens has been building a strong following for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics and fellow artists.

Owens makes traditional country music for the modern world. Timeless and timely, it’s a classic sound with a contemporary edge, driven forward by a mix of Southern storytelling and Owens’ big, booming baritone reflecting his Alabama roots. In many ways, it was a classic American upbringing, centered on family, faith and music. Owens shines a light on those old-school values in his catalog of popular singles.

After starting his career opening shows for dozens of major stars, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), country music legend Randy Travis, who co-executive produced his first album, Where I’m Comin’ From, and AmeriMonte Records. Never one to sit still for long, Owens is currently impacting at radio with his latest single “You Go Good.”

Shane Owens describes how some things just fit perfectly together, whether they’re a likely pair or not. Like how a “Sunday needs a sermon,” or as opposite as Hollywood and red clay Georgia, all he knows is “you go good with me.” Owens’ distinct voice shines on this sweet tune, delivering a perfect country love song. “I’m so excited about the new single “You Go Good,” shares Owens. “It’s one of the best songs we’ve ever recorded—great up-tempo summertime tune.”

with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David

What is one main thing you learned about yourself after recording “You Go Good”?
I learned that I could record something a little more modern, since I am such a traditional country music artist. I really enjoyed recording it.

Is this part of a new album?
Yes! This is part of a 5-song EP that will be released in the near future.

How did this EP evolve?
We collected a lot of great material, from a lot of great writers, and it just came together pretty easily.

Tell us about your own songwriting. Who originally inspired you to write songs?
When I started participating in writing sessions with some of the best writers in Nashville, it motivated me to continue in the writing process.

Shane Owens delivers a catchy summertime love song with all the references that make a country song loveable.

What songwriting tip would you like to offer?
Write from the heart—and write about what is real in your life and what is experienced in everyday life that others can relate to.

What instruments/equipment can you not live without?
I definitely cannot live without my guitar—like my Guild guitar, and a good microphone.

Which Top 5 Musicians inspired you to become a musician?
Keith Whitley, Randy Travis, George Strait, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson.

What are your Top 5 favorite albums of all time?
Carrying Your Love with Me (1997) — George Strait
Always & Forever (1987) — Randy Travis (the one with “Forever and Ever, Amen”)
Precious Memories (2006) — Alan Jackson
L.A. to Miami (1985) — Keith Whitley (the one with “Miami, My Amy”)
40 #1 Hits (2004) — Merle Haggard

Tell us a “pinch me” moment when you thought “Wow, this is really happening to me!
First time I played on the Grand Ole Opry, I just couldn’t believe I was actually getting to perform on that stage.

In this unique socio-political climate, how do you remain hopeful?
Definitely my faith in God—my beliefs keep me hopeful.

Which song do you continue to include in almost every live show?
“Country Never Goes Out of Style” is always included in every show.

Why is this song so important to you?
It represents who I am and how I was raised. It was produced by Randy Travis, and to this day remains a fan favorite.

What is the best advice you’d give to your teenage self?
Never give up on your dreams even with all of the ups and downs.

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