Shane Owens musical journey began in Samson, AL, at the tender age of five. That year his parents gave him a set of drums. By the time he was six, he was singing in the church choir. The youngest member of the choir garnered attention with his powerful voice, especially when he sang his favorites hymns, like “I’ll Fly Away”. Owens was still quite young when his father, who was also a singer, and his mother separated. After the separation, Owens and his twin sister, lived with their mother who filled their home with the sounds of Nashville. Saturday nights around the Owens’ home centered on the broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry. Country was a way of life and country music was central to it all. Artists such as Don Williams, Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs could often be heard in their house, but it was George Jones, Don Williams and George Strait who would later become most influential in Owens’ style.