Mama Kept Praying
Shane's anointing and love of music was evident at a very early age. He accepted Jesus into his heart as his personal savior when he was only 7 years old and from that time on Shane felt the hand of God on his life. When he was 8 he started singing in his home church and immediately fell in love with the songs and music of Dottie Rambo. He continued to sing anywhere God opened the door for him, churches, nursing homes, fundraisers, community events and festivals. Shane recorded his first two projects with Southstar Creative Group in Nashville, TN. The title cut from the first recording, "Hand Me Down Memories", was released by Southstar to 700 radio stations on a CD with Grand Ole Opry star Jimmy C. Newman, and also on a compilation CD with Hope Street Music Group to 1500 radio stations world wide. That song went to number 24 on the Country Gospel Music Charts. The song "Teardrops", from his second project, is a medium tempo country gospel song with a strong bluegrass influence. This song was released with Hope Street to radio stations and this song made it to number 27 on the Country Gospel Charts and was in the top 50 of several Music Charts in Europe. It is still showing up on play lists from radio stations around the world. Shane gives all the glory to God and is just happy that his music is being heard and played in areas he is not able to go. He prays that lives and souls are being touched and turned to God. Some other accomplishments are having appeared twice on PAX TV, he sang in a Christmas Special on a T.B.N. Affiliate station, has performed onstage in Nashville, TN as well as showcased in Branson, MO. He has appeared onstage with the Southern Gospel Music Fanfair, in Chattanooga, TN showcased at Agape Fest in Texas and performed with many award winnings artist across the country. Recently he has released songs on Glory Train Records, New Christian Music in Europe, and on Shiloh Station Compilation CD. Shane has also recorded two projects with New Life Talent Records, one entitled "Mama Kept Praying" and the last one was "Old Time Hymns". He has been nominated for New Male Artist, Horizon Male Artist and Male Artist of the Year. The title song, "Mama Kept Praying" was released recently on Glory Train Records and is currently in the top 50 of the National Bluegrass Charts as well as the Country Gospel Charts. A second song on that CD was released with NCM and is still in the top 50 on two different charts in Europe. The thing that means the most to Shane at this time in his life though is the stronger anointing that God has placed on him in the last few years of his ministry. There is a sense of urgency that the coming of our Lord is near, and the most important thing is to take the message of our Lord Jesus to the world. This he is doing with every opportunity he can get. The greatest reward is seeing a soul brought into the kingdom, lives changed and people receiving their healing. As Shane says, "this makes all the work worthwhile".