Shane Owens & 231 South

Shane Owens & 231 South

BandCountryRock

High octane country and classic southern redneck rock, mixed up with plenty of party anthems and booty sjakers for good measure. Guaranteed to raise hell!!

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Biography

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At the young age of five, Shane Owens' parents gave him a set of drums, and at age six he started singing in the church choir. The choir had members of all ages, but the youngsters powerful voice drew most of the attention, especially on his favorite hymns, like I'll Fly Away.

While Owens was still quite young, his father, who was also a singer, and his mother separated. Owens and his older twin sister, who were born exactly one minute apart, stayed with his mother, who never missed the Saturday night broadcast of The Grand Ole Opry out of Nashville.

Country music was always playing in the Owens household. Artists like Don Williams, Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs were often heard, while George Jones and Vern Gosdin became particularly influential in Owens' work.

During high school, sports and other school activities took up most of his time, but after graduation in 1990, Owens found a guitar teacher, the highly acclaimed Shelly Commander, and put his focus back on music. Commander immediately recognized Owens' talent and put him to work playing in Commander's band on the weekends. The band line-up changed three of four times, but Owens always remained a member.

He won the Jimmy Dean Country Showdown State Competition in Alabama two years in a row in 1995 and 1996 and made it as far as the national semi-finals. He first went out on his own in 1996, when he and his backup band played the Civic Center in Ozark, Alabama with Conferderate Rail Road. Not long after, Owens married. He and Lisa are now the proud parents of two boys, ages three and eight and he still calls Alabama his home.

Owens, now 35, never stopped performing. He has shared the stage with many of Country's top artists, including Hank Williams Jr., Lori Morgan, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Kenny Chesney, Pam Tillis, Ronnie Milsap, Billy Dean, Keith Urban, Exile and dozens of others, while touring all over the South. The tracks on Owens' Rust Records CD are the best he has done thus far. He wrote seven of the 13 tunes himself, while the remaining tracks were written by his various music industry friends.

Lyrics

Forever

Written By: Shane Owens

Well I could never go on
If you were gone
My whole world lies
Right here in your arms

Well I'd fall apart
Like a broken heart
Right until If I lost you
You make my life complete baby
Without you there is no me

Just like the moon and the stars
Valentines and a heart
You and me were meant to be together
Well I'll do whatever it takes
Cause there's no way
I could settle
For anything less than... Forever

Oh let me hold you, let me show you
What real love is
There's nothin I wouldnt do
Girl for you, my very life I would give
Now surely you can see it baby
Just how much you mean to me

Just like the moon and the stars
Valentines and a heart
You and me were meant to be together
Well I'll do whatever it takes
Cause there's no way
I could settle
For anything less than... Forever

Just like the moon and the stars
Valentines and a heart
You and me were meant to be together
Well I'll do whatever it takes
Cause there's no way
I could settle
For anything less than... Forever

For anything less than... Forever

Discography

Singles- "Bottom Of The Fifth", "19", "Redneck"

Album- "Let's Get On It"; available on Amazon.com

Streaming tracks at www.myspace.com/shaneowens

Set List

Our set list features songs from Shane's Debut CD "Let's Get On It" plus selections from our catalog of covers.

Covers: Our cover material covers a wide range of musical styles- some typical examples: Hot new Country such as "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" by Tracy Lawrence.
Classic Country such as "Over You" by Keith Whitley.
Classic Rock such as "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC.
Snippets of top 40 rap/hip-hop/r&b strung together in a medley- "Beautiful Girls" "Gettin' Hot In Here", etc.
Dance Floor jams like "Brick House", "Word Up", and "1999"
New Rock such as 3 Doors Down "Here Without You", and Nickelback "Figured You Out".

The band features five vocalists, so there is an infitnite number of possibilties for song selection. We taylor our show to what the crowd is reacting to, and we pride ourselves on being a very high energy act with top-notch musicianship.