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Shawna Russell | Hits TOP 10 | Indie Radio

"Back Around" by Oklahoma Native Shawna Russell Hits #4 | Indie 365 Radio TOP 10 Chart for the week ending April 16, 2017. Shawna Russell is also a Featured Artist on the 365 Radio Network.

Shawna Russell hails from Okemah, Oklahoma, the home of Woody Guthrie.

And like the legendary figure, Shawna has spent a good deal of her life writing songs and travelling the roads of America performing her music. Forging a musical sound that combines Country, Rock, Folk and Americana, Shawna has built a reputation as a powerhouse singer who also knows how to play a mean slide guitar. Her music has received critical acclaim from COUNTRY WEEKLY, BILLBOARD.COM, CMA CLOSE UP, MAVERICK (UK), MUSIC ROW, ROUGHSTOCK, DREAMWEST (France), THE OKLAHOMAN, TODAY’S COUNTRY MAGAZINE, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE and others. Shawna’s songs have charted in the U.S. on the Texas Music, Billboard “New and Active” and Music Row charts, and internationally on the Hotdisc and New Christian Music charts.

Her music is influenced by artists like Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Doobie Bothers, Allman Brothers, The Eagles, Stevie Nicks and Juice Newton. Shawna released her self-titled sophomore album on Way Out West Records in 2011. Recorded in Oklahoma City and Nashville, and co-produced by Julian King (Grammy-winning engineer for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith), along with Clif Doyal and Tim Russell, the album reflects her growth as an artist and a maturity of her song crafting skills. Shawna wrote, or co-wrote, the 10 songs on the project and they provide the listener with a deeper personal connection to her varied influences and artistic expression.

From the guitar-driven Country Rock sounds that have become her trademark to mandolin-tinged traditional Country and Americana stylings, Shawna Russell presents the Oklahoma songbird at a new creative pinnacle.

Shawna is now hosting “Our Land-The Music Highway” a new television show exclusively on TCN “The Country Network” which broadcasts in to 60 million households nationwide. The monthly music special focuses on Americana | Texas | Red Dirt music and includes performances and interviews with the genres’ most prolific artists. On the morning of April 18, 2017, Tim Russell announced "Our Land - The Music Highway" has won the NATIONAL "TELLY" AWARD for excellence.

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