“County Roads” Follows Shane’s #1 Single “My Boy” And Critically-Acclaimed Debut Album Backslider

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 – (For Immediate Release) – Wheelhouse Records singer/songwriter Elvie Shane has announced “County Roads” as his new single, which was officially taken to US Country radio yesterday and is the second most added song this week. Co-written by Shane with Dan Couch and Oscar Charles, the single is full of untamed energy, flying like an unguided missile of passion down “County Roads” and paints a picture of Shane’s early days in Grayson County, KY. Listen to “County Roads” here.

“The story in ‘County Roads’ is the American graffiti that painted my coming of age years,” shared Shane. “Knowing where you came from is important to understand where you are and where you could go. All the full throttle mistakes made, lessons learned, and good times had are equally important. The choice for next single was a no-brainer after showing my better sides with ‘My Boy.’”

“County Roads” follows multiple milestones for Shane with his hit single “My Boy” topping the charts at country radio and being certified GOLD by the RIAA. “My Boy” is taken from Shane’s just-released debut full length album Backslider. Shane co-wrote the set that critics have already been quick to praise, with the album landing on 2021 “Best Of” lists including BillboardRolling Stone and Nashville Scene. “If you listen to just one major-label debut by a dude this year, consider Elvie Shane’s” declared Rolling Stone, while Stereogum noted the record “forces you to rethink anything you think you know, or assume, about the genre’s Music Row bros.” Billboard also determined Shane is “making the case for a new mainstay in country music.”

The singer/songwriter recently announced he will launch his first-ever headlining run, with his US My Kinda Trouble Tour set to kick off on 17/2 in Chattanooga, TN. The multi-city stint will see Shane play major cities including Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN and more, and will mark some of Shane’s first live performances of Backslider.

A native of small-town Kentucky, early touchstones like Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle and John Fogerty joined Wheelhouse Records’ Elvie Shane’s Gospel roots to form the bedrock of his taste – along with R&B classics like The Temptations and modern superstars like Eminem. And after a fateful Baptist revival came through town, he joined a band as a front man full of wild-eyed charisma. Shane initially captured attention with a viral social media moment with “My Boy,” that has since become his signature smash and debut No. One single. Shane’s debut EP, “County Roads” was also released in 2021. His picture-based lyrics and knack for storytelling lead to his signing with UTA and he has since opened for Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Brothers Osborne Brett Young, Brooks & Dunn and Lady A, to name a few. For more information, visit elvieshane.com.