"Back Around" by Shawna Russell | #19 MBG Radio Network
Week Ending April 29, 2017
.."Back Around" by Oklahoma Native Shawna Russell | #19 MBG Radio Network for the week ending April 29, 2017. This is the second time this month the single "Back Around" has charted. On April 16 I reached #4 on the Indie 365 Radio Chart Top 10 Chart.
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 many others. Her songs have charted in the U.S. on the Texas Music Charts, Billboard's “New and Active” Chart, Music Row Charts, and Internationally on 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 all 10 songs on the project which provides 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 styled songs Shawna Russell presents the Oklahoma songbird at a new creative pinnacle. She is now hosting “Our Land-The Music Highway” her new television show exclusively on TCN “The Country Network” which currently broadcasts into over 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" received notification the show is now a National "TELLY" AWARD for excellence.