Friday, July 29, 2011

Shawna in The Current

The Current featured Shawna as their "emerging artist" in July 2011.

An excerpt from Lyle Deiter's story is below:
Shawna Russell is shy, or claims to be, but there’s not much shy about her latest self-titled release.    In fact, it will invite you in to party with the very first track, make you comfortable with a drink, then get you settled in for some good music, dancing, and good conversation, sometimes serious, sometimes fun, but always entertaining.  This album is refreshing for many reasons, the biggest perhaps being her vocal delivery.   Russell, inspired by strong female singers like Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks, can belt it out when she needs to, but is also able to rein things in for her softer ballads and make you want to listen to every song. Several times.   
Click here to read the article.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Country Weekly On the 'Get Right' Set

Country Weekly posted a great photo of Shawna that was taken on the set of her "Get Right or Get Left" video shoot. Check it out in their "Weekly Roundup" here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Roughstock: Oil Patch Festival

Chuck Dauphin writes about the 10,000 people who partied with Shawna on July 4:

2011 Oil Patch Festival strikes big in Drumright: Click here for the story

Friday, July 15, 2011

Shawna Russell Featured on the Cover of Music News Nashville's Magazine

NASHVILLE, TN (July 14, 2011) -- Way Out West Records artist Shawna Russell is the 'cover girl' for the July 15 edition of Music News Nashville's digital magazine.

In the feature story entitled "Getting It Right," respected Nashville journalist Chuck Dauphin talks with the Oklahoma singer/songwriter about the process of writing and recording her recently released self-titled sophomore album, her latest single "Get Right Or Get Left," and about living her dream as a working musician.

"I feel honored to be on the cover of Music News Nashville. It is so wonderful to be acknowledged this way as an independent artist," says Russell. "I would like to thank  Publisher, Dan Harr and writer Chuck Dauphin for their continued support."
Russell, who plays over 100 shows a year, performed for an estimated crowd of 10,000 people at the recent July 4 "Summer Oil Patch Festival" in Drumright, Oklahoma.
Media coverage for the Okie songstress is at an all-time high, with recent features in The Oklahoman, Tulsa World, and The Current, along with reviews in Music Row, Roughstock, Today's Country Magazine, Music News Nashville, and news items in dozens of publications across her home region.
Russell's single, "Get Right Or Get Left," is currently climbing the Music Row radio charts with the video spinning at The Country Network, and Yallwire, among other national and regional outlets. At global radio, Russell's single, "Sounds Like A Party," recently reached the #3 position on the Hotdisc Top 40 chart in Europe and Australia.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shawna appears in Joplin for tornado benefit

Photo Release:
NASHVILLE, TN (July 12, 2011) --
Way Out West Records' artist Shawna Russell performed on July 10 at Guitars in Joplin, MO, along with rising talents LIveWire, James Wesley and others, for a KIXQ-sponsored concert to benefit the city's tornado victims. 

(L-R) Brandon Arment, GM-Guitars, Joplin, MO and Shawna Russell

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Oil Patch Festival, Part 1

Music News Nashville covered Shawna at the annual Oil Patch Festival in Drumright, Oklahoma, over the July 4 holiday

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