Press"The Country Site" Interview
We’d like to introduce Shane Morgan. You can purchase his music on iTunes and his most recent CD, I’m Getting Gone, is a delicious sampling of his music. He’s enthusiastically using social networking and Internet radio to introduce his music to Country Music fans. When you listen to Shane, it’s obvious his style is more traditional country and his live performances are considered high energy. Mix that with his contemporary country good looks, and it’s just a matter of time before he starts enjoying a lot of success.
Shane has a big heart and a genuine personality that shines through when you get to interact with him; he will be speaking at an event against bullying and it’s impact on children at Eldon, IA at Cardinal School (preK – 12) November 8. He took a moment from his schedule to talk with our Boston correspondent Michele from The Red Cup Diaries.
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"Bursting onto the country scene ...... Shane has a wonderfully earthy voice which gains the attention of listeners from the very first note. His song "A Little Rain." fits solidly into today's market for top 40 songs, with more than a nod to country's traditional roots. Shane has been a very popular addition to the show, and playing him typically has the request lines lighting up for more." Dixie McCorkell, host of the syndicated radio program "Country Legends In The Making"
Dixie McCorkell CMA/CCMA/ECMA
"Country Legends In The Making",
"The Americana Collection"
"Into The Light" (Country & Americana gospel)
(syndicated radio programs to over 400 AM/FM stations)
Wildgoo Radio Review
Shane Morgan is one of those country singer/songwriters that we absolutely love here on Wildgoo Radio. Sometimes, while listening to an artist's songs, you never get the feeling of honesty and heartfelt emotion. With Shane Morgan, a listener senses a rather deep connection in his soul bearing music.
The songs Shane writes are so vibrant and full of imagery that you feel you are right there smack dab in the middle of the song's situation as you listen to the radio-friendly country music. Words cannot express how talented Shane Morgon is because not only can he write, he has such a unique flair and vocals that allow him to be the traditional style country music that we all love.
Joey Sands / CEO Wildgoo Studios & Wildgoo Radio
Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network Review
Mike Bradford/nbrn.com Review
"Shane Morgan is the latest indie artist to be added to our playlist. Shane brings a refreshing sound to his style of country music. We are very happy to be playing Shane Morgan's music on NBRN.FM".
-Mike Bradford/Program Director NBRN.FM
Mike Bradford/Program Director NBRN
Keith Bradford/Overseas Marketing NBRN
RB Renegade/Promotions Coordinator
Rising Stars Magazine
"I do what I do because my body and soul lives for the music. I would not be able to survive with out music in my life, period." Says Shane Morgan from Rochester, New York, whose musical track continues the course charted by direct ascendants. “My Grandfather and Uncles had a band while I was growing up called, ‘Charlie and the Wagoneers.’ That is where I got my passion for performing and singing. My mom and me would always have the stereo going and singing to every song that came on the radio.”
“ I was six years old when I began playing. I just sat down at my mom’s piano one day and started to play. She came running into the room and immediately started to give me lessons. She has always been there for me and supports me in all my decisions that I have made so far in my life," Shane recalls. "She raised me. "I was very outgoing and sometimes wild and crazy growing up. I spent everyday outside either riding my bike, hanging out with friends or just playing guitar and singing.”
“We continued living in Rochester till February 1986 when my parents divorced and we moved to Duluth, Minnesota. Moving closer to my mom’s side of the family, influenced my love for music. It really shaped my life in a big way. We lived next door to my Grandparents who I love so much. My Grandfather and I would sit and listen and talk about music almost every day. He is the one who taught me how to play guitar. I then picked up the violin in the third grade and played all the way through High School. I lived in Duluth until May 2001 when I joined the United States Air Force."
After receiving an honorable discharge from the service, Shane once again strapped a guitar to his back, settling down in Nashville where he can be seen performing anywhere from Douglas Corner and the Foo Bar to Norms River Road House. He recently released his album 'Keep Doing What Your Doing'.
"Performing and putting on a show makes me feel alive," he exudes. "I do my own thing and I don’t let what's 'hot and now' influence me. There is no POP in my Country at all. I love all genres but Country is what I have the biggest passion in performing and writing."
Shane, a 29 year-old, divorced father of two, says that his goal is to make music that makes people happy, “Music lets people know that there is hope out there and even when things look the worst you can always put on your favorite song and things always look a little brighter. You only get one chance so get out there and do whatever makes you happy and feel alive because there is no take two in life."
Written by Joshua Schrader and Debbie DuBois Miller