Shane Martin
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Shane Martin

Minneapolis, MN | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Minneapolis, MN | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Country Rock

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"Country festival quote"

I had the pleasure of working with The Shane Martin Band as a Band Ambassador leading up to and during the 2015 WEfest. Shane and his band have great energy and put on a great live show. Shane is terrific at engaging the crowd and creating a great atmosphere for his fans. Whether it is a Large Festival of a intimate Bar setting, I would recommend Shane Martin Band for your event..
Mark L Bjerke (WEfest - Events & Promotions Director, Back Stage Tour Director) - Mark L Bjerke (WEfest - Events & Promotions Director)


"Top 5 finalist Texaco Country Showdown 2012"

In 2012 Martin was a top 5 finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown. The Regional winner competed in the Finals for $100,000 and the National Title at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN hosted by LeAnn Rimes - Texaco Country Showdown


"EMMY award winning engineer / producer Kenny Royster. Directimagestudio.com"

Shane is a great singer/songwriter/performer on the teetering edge of country pop and rock where it’s just dangerous enough to be fun. EMMY award winning engineer / producer Kenny Royster. Directimagestudio.com - Kenny Royster


"Hottest New Artist"

PDS Entertainment, LLC has announced that Shane Martin is the winner of its Hottest New Artist (R) Winner for 2011. The country music artist swept the contest with his winning song, “Somewhere Real. - PDS Entertainment, LLC


"SingerUniverse "Best Vocalist Of The Month" Nov. 2012"

Named Top Vocalists in the SingerUniverse "Best Vocalist Of The Month" Competition. Nov. 2012 with the song "As Long As it Takes"
- Dale Kawashima (SingerUniverse, Los Angeles)
- - Dale Kawashima (SingerUniverse, Los Angeles)


"2011 Song of the Year "Suggested Artist""

The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Shane Martin the Suggested Artist placement in the song contest with his song “Grateful”. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Suggested Artist placement in the songwriting competition. - Song of the Year competition


"2011 Grand Prize winner of Dallas Song Contest"

After winning the Country category in the 2011 DSA’s international song contest, Shane’s song “No Hard Feelings” won out over the top three winners from each of the contest’s eight categories.
“From a commercial perspective, ‘No Hard Feelings’ is a song that any artist could sing. It has strong crossover potential,” said Roy Elkins, grand prize judge and CEO of Broadjam.com, an online community and resource for musicians. “This could be sung with an acoustic guitar, sitting at a piano or it could be a good instrumental. I can close my eyes and hear numerous productions of this melody. That's what makes it great.”
- Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)


"Hottest New Artist (R) Winner for 2011"

PDS Entertainment, LLC has announced that Shane Martin is the winner of its Hottest New Artist (R) Winner for 2011. The country music artist swept the contest with his winning song, “Somewhere Real.” www.hottestnewartist.com - PDS Entertainment, LLC


"Top ten finalist for Best Male Artist"

Top ten finalist for Best Male Artist with the song “Somewhere Real” in the 7th annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). - 7th annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards).


"Finalist in 12th Annual Great American Song Contest"

"Something About Your Way" was selected as a Finalist in the 2010 12th Annual Great American Song Contest. Over 1600 songwriters from 45 countries around the world entered the 2010 contest. - 12th Annual Great American Song Contest


"Rewind CD Review"

The singer/songwriting style of Shane Martin's "Rewind" disc starts off with the county pop "Somewhere Real" and never lets its foot off the melodic gas pedal. The crossover appeal is obvious here, especially with the poppy "Cover Me" and the cool harmonies of the title track, "Rewind". Overall, a terrific collection of finely crafted songs elegantly recorded by an honest and charming up and coming storyteller. - A & R Select


""Rewind" fan review"

What a great CD! Its rare to find a CD you can listen to all the way through, over and over. I would highly recommend it!
- iTunes fan review
- iTunes fan review


"Mountain Stage NewSong Contest"

2010 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Regional finalist (12 state mid-west region)
- Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.
- Mountain Stage NewSong Contest


"Mountain Stage NewSong Contest"

2010 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Regional finalist (12 state mid-west region)
- Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.
- Mountain Stage NewSong Contest


"NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association international) song review"

Very well written song and very commercial. You are an excellent singer too. I hope you are pursuing the artist thing. You should be very successful. Wonderful work.
- NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association international) song review
- NSAI


"EMMY award winning engineer / producer Kenny Royster. Directimagestudio.com"

Shane is a great singer songwriter on the teetering edge of country pop and rock where it’s just dangerous enough to be fun. EMMY award winning engineer / producer Kenny Royster. Directimagestudio.com - Kenny Royster


Discography

1998 - "Moody Waters" - 6 song EP
2005 - "Thread" - 11 song album
2010 - "Rewind" - 12 song album
2011 - "She's Everywhere I Am" digital single
2012 - My Kind of Paradise" digital single
2012 - "Light it Up" - 11 song album
2015 - "Until The Wheels Fall Off" - 7 song EP
2018 - "Keepin' The Night Alive" - 8 song album
2019 - "My Life Playlist" digital single
2020 - "Anywhere" 7 song EP

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Bio

Shane Martin is a premier country rock group from Minneapolis Minnesota performing a high octane mix of country fused with rock.  From sharing the stage with numerous national acts to captivating audiences at festivals or in a packed venue, Shane Martin concerts are a high energy good time that gets crowds on their feet dancing, singing along and always leave them wanting more… The singer/songwriter/performer is now up to a breakneck pace of 175 regional shows per year with a large growing fan base in the Mid West. 

The title of Shane Martin’s latest album “Keepin’ The Night Alive” sums up how he keeps his music alive and loves what he does: “Livin’ every moment, hangin’ on for life” and play his powerhouse brand of country rock. . A Top 5 Finalist in the 2012 Texaco Country Showdown where he competed for “Best New Act in Country Music” at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium (hosted by LeAnn Rimes),

Currently one of the top live draws throughout the Midwest, his modern country rock vibe is perfectly described by his longtime producer and now co-writer, Emmy Award wining engineer/producer Kenny Royster: “Shane is a great singer/songwriter on the teetering edge of country, pop and rock where it’s just dangerous enough to be fun!”