Tuesday, October 8, 2013



“Moonshine” On Radio Now!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 8, 2013)—Highway South Records artist David Shelby continues his momentum to stake his claim as a masterful instrumentalist, composer and rocker in the country music format with his latest radio release “Moonshine,” the second single from his debut CD project entitled RUST BELT COWBOY.
Written by F.J.Turner (and co-produced by Shelby, Turner and Chris Virzi) the cut lends insight to Shelby’s playful character in lyrics and reinforces his serious talents as a producer and songcrafter. The track opens with a “We Will Rock You” heartbeat rhythm and offers an extended invitation to a backwoods party “lit”--by the light of the moon and the liquid courage that remains at the bottom of a mason jar. Referencing “good time country that rocks n’ rolls” from today’s Top 40 to classic honky-tonk tunes, this up-tempo redneck rumble is fueled by standout lead guitar licks that set the tone for this “spirited” outdoor shindig.

A standout among the seven tracks featured on Shelby’s RUST BELT COWBOY (August 2013), “Moonshine” also made an impressive showing at release as one of the “most added” tunes (in company alongside Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band and Dierks Bentley) entering the Music Row charts at No. 76 and has since enjoyed sound and steady growth (now at No. 66 on the charts).  

Shelby entered into the country music scene as official with his debut single release, “Kick A Little Dirt Around;" the tune (and corresponding line dance) made an impression on folks across the country and the pond. (“…Dirt…” sat in the No. 1 slot of the UK’s HOT DISC Top 40 for seven consecutive weeks.)

Shelby has performed before sold-out crowds at some of the world’s largest venues (including DTE Energy Concert Venue and First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre--formerly The World Music Theater--in Chicago); as a member of the brass section on trumpet, he’s toured internationally with award-winning recording artists such as The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Turtles, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Stevie Wonder and Davy Jones (The Monkees); and shared the same center stages as Styx, Foreigner and, most recently, Hank Williams, Jr. He recently signed with Artists Entertainment Nashville for booking/tour representation and has been tapped to record a specialty holiday song (written by the legendary rock guitar deity Dick Wagner) to be featured on the compilation entitled A MICHIGAN CHRISTMAS OF HOPE (to benefit No Child Forgotten and The Holy Cross Children's Services and anticipated just in time for Christmas).

A scholar of music and a well-rounded instrumentalist, David’s songs reflect his admiration for Nashville and the history of country music, the evolution of rock ‘n roll, and the rhythm and grooves that shout: “Detroit!” His current single is a creative meld of a brand new country sound destined to settle into “Nashville” territory.

For more information on David Shelby please visit, www.davidshelbymusic.com.

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