Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shawna Lands No. 1 Single in Europe

Accomplishment Comes as Artist is Recognized by Oklahoma Today Magazine in Their First-Ever Country Music Issue

NASHVILLE, TN (September 7, 2011) – Way Out West artist Shawna Russell has released her latest single "Everybody’s Got A Story-remix" to Europe and Australia via Hotdisc 153 and on New Christian Music NCM83.

"Everybody’s Got A Story-remix," from Russell’s latest self-titled album, was released on September 1, and it has already landed at #1 on the New Christian Music Country Chart ahead of strong competition from recent singles by George Hamilton IV and Del McCoury and the Gaither Vocal Band.

"I feel so honored that ‘Everybody's Got a Story’ is at the top of the NCM Country Chart," Russell says. "It was written to inspire a positive outlook - not only in your own life, but in the lives of everyone you encounter. I am so happy to see that this theme translates to people all over the world."
Watch an acoustic performance of "Everybody’s Got A Story" from a television appearance by Russell here:

The song is her second single to be released outside the U.S. this year. "Sounds Like A Party," her European debut, landed at #3 on the Hotdisc chart in May and received positive response from radio programmers from across the globe.
In other news, Russell is also included in the September/October special Country Music Issue of Oklahoma Today magazine, the premier publication of all-things-Oklahoman. The Okemah, Oklahoma native is highlighted in a photo essay entitled "Stand By Your Fans" and in the feature "Something In The Water," a definitive exploration of the rich history of Oklahoma music written by Holly Bailey, senior political reporter for Yahoo! News. The feature focuses on the wealth of Oklahoma artists who have made a significant impact on the popular culture, including Bob Wills, Wanda Jackson, Roger Miller, Roy Clark, Reba, Garth, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, among others.

"It is truly an honor to be included in this special edition of Oklahoma Today," states Russell. "To be mentioned in the same article along with the biggest and brightest artists that Oklahoma has produced is a very humbling experience."
Stateside, Russell’s "Get Right Or Get Left" single continues to garner support at U.S. radio and video outlets including,, YallWire and others.