NHTE 183 Shelby Lee Lowe

Recorded on-location in Nashville at the Summer NAMM Show with singer, songwriter, guitar player Shelby Lee Lowe, who released a self-titled album last November. He has opened for major acts such as Charlie Daniels, Cowboy Troy, Sister Hazel, and Confederate Railroad, among others. Last year he secured representation with the same agency that has Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean as clients. Among other live shows, he has played events for the Atlanta Braves and for NASCAR at the Bristol Motor Speedway as well as at CMA Fest. Two years ago he signed with Banner Music as a staff songwriter.

Show Quotes: 

“A couple years ago I did a six week tour… we played six nights a week, six weeks straight, four hours a night.”

“Before the tour even started my drummer of three years had a massive heart attack and passed away at the age of 48.  That was two weeks before that tour started.”

“He had two weeks to learn 80-something songs and his first gig with us was in a club in Missouri with 20 people that just hated us.”

“I like to think anytime I’m holding a guitar and singing at all I need to be doing it thinking that I need to be trying to impress folks, trying to make fans, you never know… Anytime I’m on-stage I’m trying to put on just as good of a show as I can.  If people like me I’m all for it.  That’s why I do it.  I wanna make as many fans as I can.”

“People that watch NASCAR typically are gonna love country music and have a good time.  Those are the kind of people I want to get in front of.  And the same goes for Harley Davidson.”

“If somebody gives me the company line and there’s somebody I need to know that’ll help me out, I’m going to follow through and if they didn’t mean it they’re going to wish they never said it because I’m gonna hit ‘em up for a co-write or whatever it may be.”

“I don’t know how many people can say they’ve had people get their lyrics tattooed on their bodies.  It’s incredibly humbling.  I think it’s really cool.”

“I was… going into the office at 10:00 in the morning and leaving at 10:00 at night writing three or four songs a day.”

Songs on this episode: 

“Honky Tonk Race”