Shane Profitt Shares Vulnerable New Song “Still Picks Up”

Shane Profitt releases new song, “Still Picks Up,” out now on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track here and learn more.

Breakout artist, Shane Profitt is one of the hardest working new artists in country music right now. The singer-songwriter creates music that feels personal to him and relatable to fans. Today, Profitt is sharing one of his most vulnerable songs to date called, “Still Picks Up.”

The new song is a reminder to everyone to stay in touch with the people we love. Profitt wrote this song after his father suffered a stroke, and he did not know if he would ever see him again. When you go through panic, fear, and sadness, after a life-altering event, it can feel very isolating; however, Profitt is reminding everyone that we are certainly not alone. He is also reminding everyone to hug their loved ones a little tighter.

“I had no idea if I’d ever see him again,” shared the singer in a recent press release.“When you’re about to lose someone that means so much, you start to reflect on the stupid fights that could have been avoided and all the things you should have said. By the grace of God, my father is okay and here with me today. So, I wrote “Still Picks Up” to remind us to call those important folks in our lives while they can still pick up the phone, because tomorrow is not promised.”

Profitt grows with each and every release he puts out. “Still Picks Up” is quite possibly his best release to date!


Shane Profitt shares new song “Still Picks Up”, out now on all streaming platforms.

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

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“Still Picks Up” 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.

2023 Country Artists to Watch

Introducing our 2023 Country Artists to Watch!

Over the past 7+ years of Country Swag, we have always loved to support rising artists and introduce our followers to the best new music in the genre. Since our first Artists to Watch list back in 2017, we have pinned rising stars like Luke Combs, Brett Young, Russell Dickerson, Jordan Davis, Walker Hayes, HARDY, Gabby Barrett, Ernest, and more. Each year we choose ten new artists that we believe are destined for killer careers, our only rule when choosing is the artist can NOT already have a number one song.

Check out our picks in 20172018, 2019, 2o2o, 2021, and 2022 before checking out the 10 artists we picked to have a huge 2023 below.



Listen: “Tennessee Orange”
Stay Connected: @megmoroney

It is hard to talk about 2022 without Megan Moroney popping into the conversation! The singer-songwriter steadily gained popularity on social media throughout the year. With half a million followers on TikTok alone, Moroney is clearly one to look out for. Her break-out single, “Tennessee Orange” was one of the biggest songs of the year. Fans can anticipate her umping debut album that is slated to come sometime this year. What a way to start 2023!




Listen: “Tears the Size Of Texas”
Stay Connected: @thebennyburgess

Known as a killer songwriter in Nashville, Ben Burgess made his artist debut in the last quarter of 2022 with his incredible album, Tears the Size of Texas. The ten-song project blew us away, and we knew then and there that he was destined to make this list. Burgess knows who he is as an artist, and he creates music for the everyday country music fan. Each and every one of his songs are sprinkled with a charm that only he could create. Learn more about his story here.



Listen: “Why’d We Break Up Again”
Stay Connected: @dylanmarlowemusic

Dylan Marlowe is a young, standout artist who is wise beyond his years. Back in September we spotlighted his story and shared that he is about to blow up – we stand by that sentiment! This year, Marlowe garnered new fans everywhere he went while touring with Cole Swindell and Ashley Cooke. If 2022 was the year to set the stage for Marlowe, 2023 is the year that is going to continue his momentum to stardom. Check out his newest collaboration with Kasey Tyndall here.



Listen: “Jesus, I’m Jealous”
Stay Connected:@mackcarpmusic

It is hard not to fall in love with Mackenzie Carpenter. A co-writer behind Lily Rose’s smash hit, “Villain,” Carpenter is the real deal as a songwriter alone; however, her striking vocals add to her undeniable talent. Her current single, “Jesus, I’m Jealous” is one of our favorite new songs, and we anticipate that 2023 is going to be an incredible year for the new recording artist.



Listen: “Try Losing One”
Stay Connected: @tylerbradenmusic

Tyler Braden is the type of artist who knows exactly who is. The country-rock artist has the unique ability to create songs that are upbeat, yet sentimental or heartbreaking like his single, “Ways to Miss You.” This year, Braden is heading out on tour with Mitchell Tenpenny on the ‘This Is The Heavy’ tour and we look forward to seeing him win fans over show after show.




Listen: “Better Off Fishin'”
Stay Connected: @theshaneprofitt

We love a God moment, and Shane Profitt’s story is exactly that. Profitt is an artist that is hard not to love. His humble confidence is admirable, and his songs depict the exact experiences we all go through, while still conveying his own personal story. The Tennessee native lives and breathes country music, and it is evident both in his music and on stage.




Listen: “Narcissist”
Stay Connected:

Perhaps one of the biggest viral TikTok sensations on this list, Avery Anna rose to notoriety with her raw and incredible song “Narcissist.” She drew fans in by the thousands with each and every video she shared. Anna’s EP, Mood Swings solidified her staying power, showcasing her as a true star. The Warner Music Nashville signee continues to make waves in country music with each and every single note she sings and lyric she writes. Learn more about her story here.



Listen: “Your Momma Still Does”
Stay Connected: @ashlandcraft

The last two years the landscape of country music has been all about Ashland Craft. Her debut album, TRAVELIN’ KIND is still making waves and garnering new fans for the songstress; despite, its 2021 release. The singer-songwriter is one of the most talented acts in country music. Her unique sound, vocal range and clever lyrics make her one of our easiest picks for this year’s list, hands down.




Listen: “Baby I Am”
Stay Connected: @daltondover_music

Dalton Dover first made a splash appearing on The Voice Season 16, where he got a chair turn from none other than Blake Shelton. Now, the talented singer-songwriter has won over fans everywhere amassing a huge fanbase on TikTok and putting out his own music, including one of our favorites – “Baby I Am”. Upon first listen, it’s easy to see Dover’s undeniable talent through his strong vocals and impressive delivery. We’re eager to follow along on Dover’s country music journey as he continues to build up his name.




Listen: “Trouble”
Stay Connected: @joshrossmusic

One of our favorite rising artists out there right now, Josh Ross has talent that everyone should know about. His song, “First Taste of Gone” was one of our favorite songs of 2022. With just a few songs out, Ross has already shown fans and industry alike that he is the real deal. Ross is cultivating his own sound, clearly influenced by his love of pop-punk music, current industry hitmakers, (HARDY, Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett), and rock elements. He is a must-listen to!

Like what you hear? Give a follow to our 2023 Artists to Watch Playlist here.

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

Check out the latest tunes in country music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.



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

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


Quick Facts:

Full Name – Shane Profitt
Birthdate – 01/17/2000
Hometown – Columbia, Tennessee
Current City – Columbia, Tennessee
Musical Influences – Jamey Johnson, Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard
Label – Big Machine Label Group – BMLG Records
Current Single – “Country Boys” (*as of date of article: 1/23/2023)

The Beginning:

Today we are introducing you to a singer-songwriter that we believe is on the verge of a breakout year in country music! Shane Profitt is a Tennessee native with talent that rivals anyone in the industry. His story is one of hard work and divine intervention, and of course, Chris Janson.

Growing up in Columbia, Tennessee, Profitt always loved music. He found inspiration in old-school artists like Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, and Keith Whitley that spoke to his blue-collar upbringing. Despite an early love for music, Profitt still believed in hard work and staying humble.

Regardless, a few years ago for Christmas, his grandfather asked what he wanted, and Profitt shared that he wanted to learn how to play guitar like some of his favorite artists. His grandfather gave him the gift of music, and the singer was off to races.

“My grandad asked me what I wanted for Christmas and as you get a little bit older, you start realizing that Christmas isn’t really about presents,” began Profitt. “I just told him straight up, I’m always the one that gets an extra piece of pie and just watches everyone enjoy playing an instrument, so I’d like to learn how to play guitar.”

Just a few months later, the singer began to play shows. “Probably within six months of me picking up the guitar is when I started playing my first paid gig. I only knew like eight full songs. […] After I got done playing those eight songs, I just restarted my whole set from the start,” he shared reminiscing about one of his first gigs.

Shortly after that, Profitt began to write songs of his own. “I started writing songs as much as I possibly could. I found I really enjoyed it,” adding later, “I leaned on songwriting to express my feelings.”

With the support of his family, Profitt began pursuing his dream and working full-time. After he would get done with his job, Profitt would reach out to anyone he could via social media to sit down and write with them. On the weekends, he would play any gig he could to better hone his skills as a musician.

The Turning Point:

Despite taking every opportunity he could in Nashville and writing with as many people as possible, divine intervention also played a part. Profitt called it a “God moment.”

Aside from the fact that he did not actually like sushi, the singer-songwriter took his date to a sushi restaurant at her request. While sitting there, Profitt noticed that Chris Janson, accompanied by his wife, Kelly, and his family were also eating at the restaurant. This started Profitt’s inner dialogue, as he racked his brain to try to figure out how he was going to introduce himself to Janson.

“I had all this time to think about how I was going to go up and talk to Chris Janson. […] I had it in mind that whenever I saw Chris Janson get up to pay, I would get in line right behind him because I didn’t want to interrupt his dinner with his family,” shared Profitt.

After waiting patiently, it was finally his time to chat with Janson. “So I see Chris stand up and the girl that I was with wasn’t even done eating all the way, and I see Chris stand up and I grab our ticket, and I start walking over to Chris and we get about halfway there and he sits right back down in his booth.”

While he could have given up and retreated back to his seat, Profitt decided that it was now or never. “I was like I’m halfway committed at this point, and I walked up to the table and kneeled down […] I introduce myself and told him what a fan I was and that it would mean the world to me if he would listen to some of the songs I’ve been writing.”

Before Janson could respond, his wife Kelly, his manager and music publisher offered to write her information down, so that Profitt could send her some songs. Being the humble and respectful guy that he is, Profitt responded with,”‘Yes mam,’ and Chris looked at me and said did you just say “yes mam?” I said “Yes sir,” and he said I like that a lot.”

Ultimately his kind and polite attitude impressed Janson, so much so that he invited him to pull up a chair and talk with him and his family throughout the rest of the dinner, talking about everything from songwriting to hunting.

Two weeks after that divine meeting, Janson offered Profitt a publishing deal and asked if he wanted to open up for him on his ‘Halfway To Crazy’ tour. Of course, Profitt said yes.


Flash forward a year later, and Profitt can not believe where he is now, pursuing his music career full-time. The recording artist not only went on tour with one of his idols, but also has a single, “How It Oughta Be”, sitting in the top 25 on the country radio charts right now.

Profitt also made waves with his debut EP, Better Off Fishin’. The title track, one of our favorites off the project is based on a true story, where the singer ditched a girl he was seeing in favor of going fishing with his buddies. Despite the true nature of the song, the track is as relatable as it comes, and of course, fun to listen to.

When it comes to Profitt’s current single, “Country Boys,” the rising artist leans on his fun and personable side for the absolute smash. According to the singer, the song was a bit of luck mixed with a great idea.

“I remember this particular day, I wasn’t even supposed, to be writing, but I had the idea of “Country Boys,” and all these different ideas going with this song, and I called up two of my buddies and they actually had writes cancel that day. […] We sat down with the idea. […] I had in my mind of what would I want to listen to if it was 75 degrees and I was riding down a backroad and “Country Boys” is that for me.”

He later added, “There’s a lot of different lifestyle lines in that song and when you hear that and you might hear something that’s relatable and you might hear that and be like that’s me […] That’s what is really cool about that song.”

The sky’s the limit for Profitt. In such a short time, he has accomplished so much, and it is only just the beginning. This year fans can catch the singer on the festival circuit. Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon!


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

To keep up with Shane Profitt, follow him on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, or Twitter. 

Shane Profitt’s music 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.