Elvie Shane’s County Roads EP is Available Now

Elvie Shane’s County Roads EP is Available Now

Elvie Shane‘s EP County Roads is out now!

Talking about the EP, Elvie says, “It’s the story of who I am… all the twists and turns that got me to this very moment.”

County Roads track list includes,

01 “County Roads”
02 “Keep On Strummin’”
03 “Sundays In the South”
04 “My Boy”
05 “Sundress”
06 “My Mississippi”

When it comes to the songwriting process for his music, Elvie shares what he says to his co-writers, “Every time I sit in a room, I set out to try to write something that’s going to evoke some kind of emotion. Before we get started I always like to just say ‘Hey, what matters? What matters today?’ and that can change from day to day, but maybe what matters today is your children, maybe what matters today is your spouse, maybe what matters today is you know you’re thinking about that first love or whatever, and I hope to achieve that goal every time I’m in the room.”

It was using that philosophy that allowed Elvie and his co-writers to come up with his very autobiography song, “My Boy” — which is one of the 6 tracks on his new EP, Elvie says, “There’s an old Garth Brooks song that says ‘blood is thicker than water, but love is thicker than blood’. That’s the message we were trying to get out with this song, ‘My Boy.'”

The road to County Roads started when Elvie, who felt like he would never fit in, in Music City, saw a performance on the CMA Awards…Elvie explains, “Nashville always seemed really out of reach, my entire life. I had some friends that were coming down here…they were in a band up in Kentucky, I had been kind of opening up for them acoustic, and stuff. They’d been coming down here writin’, and I just…I kept putting it off, putting it off, and then the CMA performance where Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake played together…one of my buddies in that band called me right after that performance, and he’s like ‘Hey man, you reckon it’s time to go to Nashville?’ Just seeing the…seeing the possibilities that was represented on that stage in country music from one end of the spectrum to the other, I was like there’s gotta be a place for me somewhere in between all that. So, I came down the following Monday.”

The County Roads EP from Elvie Shane is available now — and it features this song that is climbing up the country airplay chart…

Photo Courtesy of Elvie Shane

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell