The latest EP from Shawna will be released nationwide on June 16, but it is available for pre-order today!
Shawna Russell and the Russell Family host Our Land-The Music Highway on TCN The Country Network The ONLY national TV show shining a spotlight on Americana/Texas/Red Dirt Music!
Sounds Like A Party; Waitin' On Sunrise; Phoenix; Was It Good For You?; Get Right or Get Left; Jeremiah; Everybody's Got A Story (Remix); Rumor (Remix); Cemetery Hill (Remix); Carry Me Away
Goddess; Everybody's Got a Story; Shed a Tear; Don't Put Yourself Out For Me; Cemetery Hill; Should Have Been Born With Wheels; The Only One; Back on My Feet; Fire in the Desert; Just Let Go; Strange Way; Get Out of My Way; Little Dixie
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 MusicRow charts, and internationally on the Hotdisc and New Christian Music charts.
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.
Tim Russell | Bass Guitar/Vocals: Tim has been around music since he was old enough to talk and a part of the music industry for most of that time. He worked in radio in Oklahoma City in the 1980s, formed and toured regionally in the late 1990s and early 2000s with Way Out West, a successful honky-tonk band in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, which also included Shawna. More recently, he toured with Ty England from 2003-2006 and co-wrote England's "Texans Hold 'Em" which topped topped the Texas Music Chart in 2007. Tim is Shawna's uncle and road manager.
Keith Russell | Lead Guitar/Vocals: Keith — father of Shawna and brother to Tim — has served in the dual role of proud parent and musical sidekick to Shawna since she first took the stage. Keith is one of the most musically talented artists, by ear, in the business, and his work on the guitar has helped Shawna develop a distinct, personal sound, in addition to the songwriting hand he has lent. Music has been Keith's life (he toured with Tim and Shawna in Way Out West, among others), except for a recurring hobby of coaching Oklahoma high school football, which he has done in Broken Bow, Okmulgee and Okemah (and can use only a goalpost to teach you to catch with your hands). Keith and his wife, Teresa, currently live outside of Okemah.
Jerry Putnam | Keyboard/Vocals: Bio coming soon!
Jeff Kanard | Drums: Bio coming soon!