Country music standout Shane Owens has released his new single, “Music Man". Owens’ smooth yet bold vocals shine with his signature Country sound, all while infusing a contemporary feel to the tune. From playing with his band at local honky-tonks to fast-paced life on the road, the single highlights exactly what it means to be the true “music man” Owens was born to be.
Co-written by Galen Griffen, Monte Holmes, and Wil Jones, and produced by Ace Lutz, “Music Man'' will have listeners tapping their feet while reminiscing with every note of the steel guitar. This fresh new tune is released by AmeriMonte Records and premiered by The Hollywood Times and Nashville.com, and is available to download and stream on all digital platforms now.
Shane 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, Bible Belt twang, and Owens’ big, booming baritone. Long before he hand built his career in the honky-tonks and country clubs of the southeast, Owens grew up in rural Alabama. In many ways, it was a classic American upbringing, filled with family, faith, and music.
Owens shines a light on those old school values with his debut album "Where I’m Coming From" and his release of "Thankful For Country Music". Owens recorded his latest album at The Panhandle House in Denton, TX and in Nashville at County Q Productions. It features his single “Hard Luck Girl” which is currently receiving airplay nationally as well as 11 more tracks all heavily influenced by the music and stylings of Country music traditionalists ranging from Ray Price to Conway Twitty to Travis, Whitley and Brooks.
“Like a lot of my favorite Country singers, I grew up singing Gospel music,” says Owens, who grew up listening to artists like Randy Travis and Keith Whitley. “I grew up the same way, and I’ve stayed true to my traditional Country roots. I’m still singing about going to church, eating fried chicken, and keeping it Country. Why wouldn’t I? Once you start trying to be something you’re not, that’s when you lose track of where you’re headed.”
A self-made road warrior who was named “Independent Artist of the Year” by MusicRow Reveals 2018 Country Breakout Awards, Owens continues to maintain an active schedule of listening room and honky-tonk shows along with festival appearances. He made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2017 and has been invited back for additional appearances. He also appeared at summertime events like CMA Music Festival and Jamboree In the Hills, both of which were voted as the top two American Country music festivals of the year.
Cracker Barrel has picked Owens’ music to appear in several of the store’s exclusive releases, including Country Faith America and Country Faith Love Songs, while Netflix included his song “Country Never Goes Out of Style” in the popular series The Ranch. No wonder Rolling Stone Country named Shane Owens one of the magazine’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know!”
New music. New album. New shows. Shane Owens continues to more forward, but he also remains rooted in the sound that launched his career, breathing new life into a sound that’s at once fresh and familiar. “I’ve grown my business the old-school way,” he explains. “I played the honky-tonks for years. I developed myself and my sound. It can be tough when you’ve got a traditional sound, but I can’t be anything I’m not. If it was easy to do, everybody would do it. And I’m nowhere near done doing it.”
"Music Man is a song that explains how any musician that loves music lives.” shares Owens “There’s nothing that compares to being on that stage and living the dream of delivering your songs to people that appreciate
Country music while riding across the land with a five-piece band in a bus. This song will surely make you want to two-step all over the dance floor!”
A rare breed on today’s radio, Owens is notable for being one of the few Country artists who deliver modern day sounds while honoring his traditional Country roots. Owens is back in full swing with brand new music and shows for fans of all ages to enjoy. Ingrained in the characteristics that launched his career, Owens continues to pay homage to his heroes while remaining true to the style his fans love. From playing the world famous Grand Ole Opry with his debut in 2017 and appearing in many CMA festivals throughout his career, the release of “Music Man” is another reason that proves Owens can’t stray from sharing his talent with the world!