Shane is 23 years old and lives in Gruetli Laager, Tennessee. Shane has been singing, picking and performing since a very tender age. He has played in his share of night clubs, and had his share of heartbreak.
Shane came to the attention of his producer Mike Headrick in 1995. Mike approached Shane about recording a project and Shane was eager to do it. The project was titled "Heart Aches and Lies" and was released on the Bob Grady Label. In October of 1998 Shanes first radio single "Waltzing Margarita" was released on the Country Discovery label. It was very successful immediately and is still getting played in heavy rotation. Later it was followed by "ShotGun House" which is also widely played and "This Side of Heaven" has also met with overwhelming success.
is now sought after in various countries for festivals and show dates.
He will be appearing in Norway, Sweden Denmark and the Netherlands
and possibly the United Kingdom in the summer of next year.
The album kicks off with an absolute cracker. "Waltzing Margarita" is a wonderful mid tempo song, currently riding high in the European charts (and deservedly so), written by label boss Mike Headrick. This song just keeps on going round and round in my head, it is worth the price of the album for this track alone. But that isn't to say there is no-other great music on here, there is, and plenty of it.
Take a listen to "Bourbon And Tears", the first of 5 self penned songs on this album. This is a great heartbreak song very much in the style of Vern Gosdin, or the Cajun flavoured "Shotgun House", a lively track that has already proved popular with radio and is another Mike Headrick composition.
songs of special note are the very catchy self penned shuffler "I'll
Bottle Still Loves Me" is a good country shuffler written
by Shane in colaboration with Mike Headrick, while
"Leave A Message", is a Randy Travis like slow ballad
that tells of the heartache of a broken relationship.
tracks on this fine album are "The Night
That Ruby Fell", another from the pen of prolific songwriter
Mike Hendrick, the Cas English/Roy Crabb composition "If
I Ever Wanted To Cheat" and the albums closer, "Things
That I Do Well", a lively Hank Jr styled song written
is an excellent album from a man who I have absolutely no doubt is
pure country through and through. In fact, I couldn't imagine him
singing anything else.