Shotgun Shane is from a small town, known as Morristown, Tennessee. He was born on November 29, 1991. He grew up as an aspiring athlete, playing multiple sports throughout school, such as, basketball and football. He then decided to do away with sports and put his focus towards his music. He has always been a fan of country music, and even had a great uncle by the name of “Eugene Seal” that has written for country stars like “Travis Tritt”
After reaching high school, he began hanging out with different crowds, which ultimately led him on discovering new genres, such as ‘Rap and Hip-Hop’. In early 2007, he began to write and record numerous ‘Hip-Hop’ songs, that he uploaded to various sites on the internet. He entered competitions, such as, the T-Pain contest on ‘ourstage.com’ and placed in the Top 10, he even won multiple times on a website named ‘dabeetz.com’.
Making a buzz for himself, he began to do shows around the ‘East Tennessee’ area. He has opened up for the “Country-Rap’ Artist known as “Big Smo”, artist “JellyRoll”, and other known artist from the Tennessee area.
Reaching #1 for his hometown on the site, ‘reverbnation.com’, he began to get all sorts of attention from labels, which in 2013, led him to featuring on two singles on the “Ronnie Hudson – Westcoastin’ ablum”, Those two songs were “Don’t Throw Your Life Away” featuring E-40’s cousin “B-Legit”, and “Let The Party Begin” featuring a North Carolina artist named “Canary Julz”.
After writing and recording ‘Hip-Hop’, he then discovered that wasn’t the path he wanted to take with his career. He was always thinking outside the box, and with “Country-Rap” becoming the new “In” thing, he decided to give it a whirl. He then began to write and record the more traditional ‘Country-Rap’ music. He said, “I believe it suites me as a whole, and let’s me reach the fans in a whole new aspect,” and “Since times are evolving, so shall I, I like to have a fresh new sound for the fans.”
As he was writing and recording and adjusting to the new genre ‘Country-Rap’ he was then approached by “DM Nashville”, “Mark Watson, and David Watson’s newly developed record label. He then recorded a demo for them and they seemed to love it. That struck a newly developed relationship between the three, that later on led to him signing to their label, “DM Nashville,” in early February 2015.
Currently, Dilan and the Watson brothers are developing an album in which is arranged of the new “Country-Rap” sound that the people seem to love, but with a whole, brand new twist to it.