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S&E Nashville CRS Interview: Shane Owens

Shane Owens is a traditional country music artist with deep roots!  Hailing from a small town in Alabama, Owens is now working his way into the hearts of country music listeners all over the nation.

He has a brand new single out – “All the Beer in Alabama” from the album Where I’m Comin From, and in an interview with SEN at the CRS show 2017 Owens talked about how the single came about.

Owens wrote the song with Philip Douglas and Dan Murph and it is reflective of Owens’ own lifestyle.   It’s about a good guy who likes to go out with the guys and have a few beers but who knows when it’s time to go home because he still values what is waiting for him there. 

Traditional artists have long blazed a trail for Owens. As one of his biggest influences, Randy Travis has a place as Owens’ executive producer.  Other artists who’ve left significant marks on Owens’ heart for country music are mega-artists like Keith Whitley, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Vern Gosdin.

Owens says there are also some heavy-hitting songwriters who have had a great influence on him and feels blessed to sit in a room and write songs with them.  To name a few, he counts Jeffrey Steel, Aaron Tippin and Kerry Kurt Phillips as both friends and great influences.

Owens says one of his greatest goals is to appear on the Opry, saying, “I would love to tell mom, “look, we’re going to the Opry.””

As an honest and pure country-music man with a great heart and a voice to match, Owens says he is just grateful to be living the dream.  And if traditional country keeps edging its way back into the hearts of country music fans, Shane Owens is likely to become one very sought-after artist!

For more information, visit ShaneOwensCountry.com.