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Elvie Shane: ‘Backslider’ – Album Review

Elvie Shane’s debut album Backslider is out now, October 29th on all streaming platforms. Check out our full review and listen to the brand new music below.

Earlier this year, we were introduced to a brand new recording artist in country music, Elvie Shane. We were blown away by his debut EP County Roads, which featured six country-rock songs that showcased his artistry and grit. Today, the singer-songwriter released his debut album, Backslider. The record boasts fifteen original songs that traditional and modern country fans alike will fall in love with.

The album kicks off with a stunning song called “I Will Run.” The powerful track depicts all of the instances in our lives that we normally run away from. Instead, the beautiful thing is, what we run towards. Shane has a way of flipping a poignant word on its head and making you rethink it, proof of his incredible songwriting.

Another common thread on Backslider is Shane’s ability to showcase his personal story through fun and alluring songs. His number one single “My Boy” depicts his unconventional road to fatherhood, while “My Mississippi” is the personal story of his life. Similarly, Shane brings the nostalgia on “Love, Cold Beer, Cheap Smoke” and the EP’s title-track, “County Roads.”

Shane slows things down on his previously-released “Sundress.” One of our favorites from his debut EP, “Sundress” portrays the singer’s sensitive side.  The sensual lyrics are both vulnerable and touching. Of course, the singer’s vocals also shine on the track. Proving that the artist is just as talented as a songwriter as he is a vocalist.

“We snuck off just around midnight // Threw a little red dust in her tail lights // Drove far enough to get real close // Pulled off on a no-name road // I still think about her now and then // How the night looked on her skin // Ain’t never seen a sunset like // her sundress sitting in the moonlight”

Similarly, we cannot help, but to love Shane’s song “Rocket Science.” Although somber, the new song is relatable and beautiful. The singer professes that understanding the one he loves is like learning “rocket science.” After just one listen, it is clear the singer knows a thing or two about heartache. Shane continues to break himself right open for fans on his killer collaboration with Tenille Townes, “Nothin’ Lasts Forever” as well.

Of course, Shane makes sure to double down on the country-rock elements of his artistry on his full-length record as well. “Saturday Night Me” depicts the slower elements of rock, while “Heartbreaks & Headaches” and “My Kinda Trouble” are the best of the country-rock genre!

However, the record culminates with another intricate ballad called “Miles (with my Mama).” The song is deeply personal, as it portrays the singer’s struggle with losing his father and the emotions that come from that pain. A tribute of sorts, the song digs into the good and the bad of loving and missing someone. Similar to the vulnerability of the hit, “My Boy,” “Miles” is another example of why Shane has cemented a place in country music.

Overall the fifteen-track debut is one of the best of the year. Shane is unapologetically himself. He can write, sing, and convey a story like no one else right now. Backslider is everything we hoped it would be and a must-listen for all.

Backslider Tracklist

  1. “I Will Run” (Elvie Shane, Doug Johnson, Adam Wood)
  2. “Love, Cold Beer, Cheap Smoke” (Elvie Shane, Russell Sutton, Drew Green)
  3. “Sundays in the South” (Elvie Shane, Derrick Southerland, Albert E. Brumley)
  4. “Sundress” (Elvie Shane, Doug Johnson, Adam Wood)
  5. “County Roads” (Elvie Shane, Dan Couch, Oscar Charles)
  6. “Rocket Science” (Elvie Shane, Joybeth Taylor, Jakob Miller, Oscar Charles)
  7. “My Kinda Trouble” (Elvie Shane, Erik Dylan, Ray Fulcher)
  8. “Kickin’ Stones” (with The Fletch) (Fred Eltringham, Steve Mackey, Rob McNelley, Tom Bukovac, Kris Donegan, Matt Nolen)
  9. “Saturday Night Me” (Elvie Shane, Doug Johnson, Adam Wood)
  10. “My Boy” (Elvie Shane, Russell Sutton, Nick Columbia, Lee Starr)
  11. “Heartbreaks & Headaches” (Elvie Shane, Dakota Payton)
  12. “Nothin’ Lasts Forever” (with Tenille Townes) (Elvie Shane, Luke Preston, Oscar Charles, Matt Willis)
  13. “Keep on Strummin’”(Elvie Shane, Dan Couch, Oscar Charles, Clinton Payton)
  14. “My Mississippi” (Elvie Shane, Jakob Miller)
  15. “Miles (with My Mama)” (Elvie Shane, Jonathan Sherwood, Luke Preston)
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Elvie Shane’s debut album ‘Backslider’ is available now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Elvie Shane releases.

To keep up with Elvie Shane, follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

Backslider is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Elvie Shane Scores His First Number One Song with “My Boy”

Country newcomer, Elvie Shane scores his first number one with his breakout single “My Boy”. The hit tracks marks the singer-songwriter’s very first song to country radio.

It is always exciting when an artist gets their first number one at country radio! Today, newcomer and budding star, Elvie Shane scored his first hit single with “My Boy.” The song went viral on social media, helped land Shane his record deal, and now is his first number one single!

“My Boy” is one of those songs that you cannot help but to love. It speaks of Shane’s journey becoming a stepdad to his now wife’s son. According to the entertainer, his stepson is his son, no matter what DNA says. A clear fan-favorite, “My Boy” is a special song by an incredible singer-songwriter.

“He ain’t my blood, ain’t got my name // But if he did, I’d feel the same // I wasn’t there for his first steps // But I ain’t missed a ball game yet // And that ain’t ever gonna change // I could never walk away // Yeah, he’s my son and that’s my choice // He ain’t my blood, but he’s my, he’s my boy”

Shane is definitely a force to be reckoned with. He has a traditional country sound with a rock edge that will continue to resonate with fans across the genre. His debut EP County Roads is one to listen to. Congrats to the singer and his crew on their first number one!

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Join our Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Elvie Shane announcements and releases.

To keep up with Elvie Shane, follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

“My Boy” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Brooks & Dunn Reveal ‘Reboot 2021 Tour’ with New + Rescheduled Dates

Brooks & Dunn have revealed The Reboot 2021 Tour dates kicking off this Summer 2021. Check out the full list of dates below.

Joining Brooks & Dunn on tour will be Travis Tritt and Elvie Shane.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale starting June 18th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. For rescheduled shows, all previously purchased tickets will be honored and are also available for purchase now.

For any further previous ticket inquiries, fans are advised to reach out to point of purchase.

Join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Brooks & Dunn releases.

Check out the dates below for the full list of shows…

TOUR DATES: 

^New Dates | *Travis Tritt and TBA Artist 

 

Thursday, September 2, 2021 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center

Friday, September 3, 2021 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Saturday, September 4, 2021 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center^

Thursday, September 9, 2021 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

Friday, September 10, 2021 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater^

Saturday, September 11, 2021 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center^

Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion^

Friday, September 17, 2021 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center^

Saturday, September 18, 2021 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

Friday, September 24, 2021 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Friday, October 1, 2021 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Saturday, October 2, 2021 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre^*

Friday, October 8, 2021 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater

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Who Is Elvie Shane? The Story Behind His Journey to Country Music

Who is Elvie Shane? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about his journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…

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This week our spotlight shines on Broken Bow Records recording artist, Elvie Shane. The singer-songwriter released his debut EP County Roads last month and his debut single “My Boy” just broke into the top 25 on the country charts. We chatted with the singer about his whirlwind few months and all the work he has put in to get to this point.

A Kentucky native, Shane never lived a day without music in his life, yet never dreamed that it would be his career. “My mom likes to say I was born on a Sunday and the following Sunday she had me in church,” adding, “The first week out of the hospital I was exposed to music on a weekly basis, or even a daily basis, listening to 90s country in the car with my mom.” As the singer reminisces about his childhood he labels those Sundays as probably “the most monumental days as far as music goes in [his] life.”

Shane quickly found a love for 90s country, but he credits his family for his diverse musical taste. His dad introduced him to classic rock, the grittier side of country music, southern rock, and even The Temptations. “I was just exposed to a lot of different stuff from R&B to Rock and Roll, to Country, to Gospel music, and that was pretty much in one Sunday, every Sunday of my life.” Specifically, the singer shared a love for John Fogerty, Steve Earl, and even appreciates the harmonies in groups like Boyz II Men, a group his mother took a liking to.

Eventually, his love of music and his faith led him to play in a band with other churchgoers until he left home to attend college. While in college, the singer played gigs at bars and remembers writing music, but after meeting his now wife, he admits he hung his guitar up for a few years. Thankfully, the singer got back out on the music scene a few years later, after he met some of his wife’s friends, who had a band. Shane ended up opening up for them early in his career.

Despite his clear talent and the encouragement of his friends and family to head to Nashville to write and try to ‘make it,’ the singer was hesitant. “I wasn’t really connecting with what was going on in country music at a time,” he begins, before sharing the event that actually changed his mind, “But one night Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake ended up on stage together at CMAs and I’d been a Stapleton fan forever ’cause he’s another Kentucky boy. […] It’s probably one of the most incredible performances that we will ever hear.”

Shane went on to share his internal dialogue after watching the iconic performance, which solidified his desire to head to Nashville. “If these two different worlds can blend in such a way then there has to be a place for me in country music somewhere,” he thought. Moments later, his buddy, who has been trying to convince him to come to Nashville to write called him, and he finally agreed to take the leap.

Shortly after coming to Nashville, Shane scored a publishing deal; however, after he wrote his now debut single “My Boy,” record deals started calling. The singer eventually signed with Broken Bow Records, and just recently put out his debut EP County Roads. The record was inspired by the coming of age years in life. “What better way to relate to people is to try to focus on those years, the first loves, love lost, love found, where I grew up, how I grew up.”

Although all the songs on the record are spectacular in their own rights, “My Boy” is the current fan favorite. Written during what Shane calls “a God moment,” the single went viral on Facebook and then viral on TikTok three years after it was initially written. Ironically the singer was worried about making “My Boy” his single, but eventually, he came to his senses realizing, “What better time in history in music to put a song about love and family than a time when were stuck in the house together, so we put it out, and here we fit.” We agree!

At the end of our conversation, Shane made sure to let us know that he will be hitting the road as much as possible this year. He even hinted at touring with both male and female artists in “the same realm as [he] is in country music.” It is only a matter of time until Shane is on a stage near you and releasing even more new music!

Elvie Shane's debut EP, 'County Roads' is available everywhere now

Elvie Shane’s debut EP, ‘County Roads’ is available everywhere now

To keep up with Elvie Shane, follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Elvie Shane releases.

Elvie Shane’s music is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Elvie Shane: County Roads – EP Review

Elvie Shane’s debut EP County Roads is officially available now, April 23rd on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

There is nothing like championing new artists in country music. BBR Music Group signed singer-songwriter Elvie Shane last year, and today, April 23rd, his debut EP, County Roads is out on all streaming platforms. This is just the beginning for Shane, but it’s a mighty good one!

With just six songs, Shane manages to tell fans exactly who he is, what he is about, and the music he wants to create. The record opens up with the title track, “County Roads.” The rocking song is everything you want in an upbeat country jam! The song tells a story about the singer’s upbringing. Fans will want to dance and sing along and even intricately listen to the killer lyrics.

“Here’s to the lessons that don’t come cheap // To the long lost lovers in the shotgun seats // Here’s to the wild and the restless souls // Who got their street smarts runnin’ down them // County roads, county roads”

Guitar-heavy “Keep On Strummin’” is the next song on the EP. Continuing to learn more about Shane, the song makes you appreciate the artist’s talent even more. All about the things that bring him joy and his passion for music, the track is a must-listen-to.

Slowing it down a little, but still with the edge, “Sunday In The South” appeals to all types of country music listeners. The picturesque lyrics make you want to be spending a Sunday in the south with Shane and his family. This makes it evident that the singer knows how to have a good time no matter where he is.

The most familiar song on the record is Elvie Shane’s current radio single “My Boy.” The song has already broken the top thirty on the charts and continues to rise each week. A touching song about his stepson, the singer delves into the depths of his heart to share the experience of being a father to someone who is not his blood. Although other artists have sung songs about this before, Shane finds a way to make you feel like you are listening to an emotive song like this for the first time.

“He ain’t my blood, ain’t got my name // But if he did, I’d feel the same // I wasn’t there for his first steps // But I ain’t missed a ball game yet // And that ain’t ever gonna change // I could never walk away // Yeah, he’s my son and that’s my choice // He ain’t my blood but he’s my, he’s my boy”

Shane continues to tug at our heartstrings with “Sundress.” The heart-achingly beautiful love song is nostalgia at its finest. The sensual lyrics are both vulnerable and touching. Of course, the singer’s vocals also shine on the track. Proving that the artist is just as talented as a songwriter as he is a vocalist.

“We snuck off just around midnight // Threw a little red dust in her taillights // Drove far enough to get real close // Pulled off on a no-name road // I still think about her now and then // How the night looked on her skin // Ain’t never seen a sunset like // her sundress sitting in the moonlight”

Finally, Shane ends the record with another personal song entitled “My Mississippi.” Written by the artist, with Jakob Miller, “My Mississippi” is another inside look into the singer’s story. Once again showing off his intensely powerful vocals, the song showcases another side of Shane’s multi-faceted personality and experiences.

Shane manages to blend his influences and showcase his grit, nostalgia, and his undeniable talent with his first project. As the singer shared on his social media the record is “The story of who I am… all the twists and turns that got me to this very moment.” County Roads EP is a must-listen for all country music fans!

Elvie Shane's 'Country Roads' EP is available now, April 23rd

Elvie Shane’s ‘Country Roads’ EP is available now, April 23rd

NYCS Picks:

  1. “Sundress”
  2. “My Boy”
  3. “Keep on Strummin’”

County Roads EP Tracklist:

  1. County Roads
  2. Keep on Strummin’
  3. Sundays In The South
  4. My Boy
  5. Sundress
  6. My Mississippi

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Elvie Shane releases.

To keep up with Elvie Shane, follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

County Roads is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.