Bubba T is always looking ahead – and never looking back. Isn’t that what makes a great artist? Living it up and cooling it down…enough to catch some perspective. Well, at least long enough to record a tune that’ll be the soundtrack to the next good time.
Bubba T has plenty of material to work with, as he’s already done plenty of living – living large. But now, he’s really living it up by living his dream – making and sharing music. He would have done it earlier, but back in the well-intended family (backed by Brother Bob the preacher) there to nip his budding music career in the bud. What else were good, non-dancing Baptists to do? Besides, Bubba had a big brain. Why not use it? So he did …and still does, by the way.1960s a whole host of
We all like music. So does Bubba. He wanted to create some and share it with you. We all thought that would be a good idea. Hopefully, you’ll agree. Then, we can all have some more fun. (And, Bubba can freak out the stuffy-lawyer-world with his new endeavour, and potentially-new-found-fame.)
We rest our case. Bubba is a good guy. But, more importantly he appreciates good music – and hopes you put his in the “good” category, and will enjoy listening – whether it’s on your own or in a crowd. Your next good time might be tonight, courtesy of Bubba T’s music. He also thanks God for his blessings and ability to have his dream at 70. He considers himself very lucky.
Sounds like an ‘ol country song, “Because it’s never too late to have a good time. Honey, it’s late, but it’s never too late. Actually, it’s kinda early. Early in the mornin’…” Well, maybe Bubba can cook something up for his follow-up album. Stay tuned. You never know what he might do next.
“Shane Owens brings it all…vocal, writing, performance, and passion. He has paid his dues, remained committed to traditional country and brings you a song with heart and a story. Songs that will get you through the tough times and enjoy the happy times; and, lyrics that will remind you of the threads in life that make you the fabric you are today. He will bless you with his talent and his kindness. To Shane, I gladly pass the baton…” -Randy Travis
The staunch country traditionalist has survived career setbacks that would have defeated most performers. Instead, he has recorded a group of songs that will make him the most applauded newcomer of the year.
“I think of myself as a crusader for traditional country music,” says the Alabama stylist with the burnished baritone. “A lot of the music that’s on the radio now is not traditional country. They’ve kinda gotten away from that. I’m country, and there ain’t no other way I can be. That’s just what I am and I think the traditional style is coming back around. At some point in time, this younger generation is going to start catching on. You can already see that they are. I see it at my shows.”
The fact that this new project exists is something of a minor miracle. Every other time he tried to make a record, the music industry burned his dream to the ground. Until this year, all his hard work had always seemed to be in vain.
Shane Owens built a following in nightclubs of the Southeast for a decade. Fans flocked to hear his powerfully emotional singing. He opened shows for dozens of major stars, and word from them trickled back to Nashville’s music executives. Inevitably, he was offered a recording contract but, they only offered Owens a deal to make singles, not an album and he gracefully passed on the offer.
A second record label approached him. In 2005, a Shane Owens CD titled Let’s Get On It briefly saw the light of day. Its single, “Bottom of the Fifth,” was a hit in Texas and was halfway up the national charts when the label folded. His album was on the market for less than 100 days. Owens dusted himself off and pushed forward.
Producer James Stroud (Chris Young, Clint Black, etc.) took him under his wing. A second album was recorded and ready for release in 2009 when its record company also went under. This time, Shane Owens was badly bruised.
There was a silver lining in his second album’s demise, however. He was able to maintain ownership of the stellar songs he’d recorded with James Stroud. These now form the basis of his new CD for Amerimonte Records, along with several newly recorded tunes with the also esteemed Ed Seay (Martina McBride, Collin Raye, etc.).