George Shingleton Will Perform in San Diego County

| April 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Nashville-based country/Americana singer-songwriter George Shingleton released Shot or Two, on January 27, 2023 via Rock Ridge Music. It includes three previously released singles (“Back Where I’m From/With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Talkin’ Whiskey,” and “Alive”) as well as a two unreleased tracks and a re-recorded version of an older song of Shingleton’s entitled “Glorybound.” 

Shingleton released the third single from Shot or Two, “Alive,” in October 2022.  Produced by Dave Pahanish (who co-wrote #1 songs recorded by Jimmy Wayne, Toby Keith, and Keith Urban), the song is a musical thank you note to his wife for always being there for him. It premiered at Americana Highways, which praised the song, “Shingleton has a rich baritone full of love and comfort, and this song offers hope in strongly expressive vicissitudes.”

At the beginning of June 2022, Shingleton released the song “Back Where I’m From/With A Little Help from My Friends,” which followed on the heels of his February 2022 single, “Talkin’ Whiskey,” a twangy celebration of a favorite beverage, and the pair of songs were the first two singles from his forthcoming EP. “Talkin’ Whiskey” premiered at Holler Country.

Shingleton enjoyed success in 2021 with his single, “West Virginia Moon,” which came out in February of 2021. In addition to the song being used in an episode of the TV show “Fly Rod Chronicles,” Shingleton was invited to drop by when the show was filming in West Virginia. Shingleton’s campfire jam session, which included “West Virginia Moon,” was also part of an episode of the show. Shingleton got additional TV attention when a co-write of his, “Restless Ways,” was featured in Paramount’s “Yellowstone” in December of 2021 in the penultimate episode of season four. Shingleton’s tracks have also been featured on several playlists, including Apple Music’s “Country Roads,” “Back Porch Country,” “New in Country,” and “Country Lovin’”; Spotify’s “New Music Nashville”; and Amazon Music’s “Fresh Folk & Americana.”

Shingleton’s album, Out All Nighter, was released in December 2020. Glide Magazine praised the album, writing, “From the opening track ‘Handful of Hell’ with its confessional, pleading twang, it’s immediately clear that Shingleton is both a skilled song craftsman and a talented vocalist. His soulful vocals bring to mind the likes of Chris Stapleton and George Jones… Out All Nighter is packed with the kind of songs that would be hits in another era (and may even hit the mainstream considering the success of artists like Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson), with Shingleton straddling the line between outlaw country and Southern rock in his own original style.”

Born and bred in rural West Virginia, Shingleton’s Appalachian extended family ties run deep; music-making has been in Shingleton’s blood, quite literally, from his early days of singing and playing instruments in the church. Beyond his sacred, sanctuary-nurtured musical roots, Shingleton’s influences run the gamut from Hank Williams Jr., Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings, to Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band.

Though he began strumming guitars at age 12, Shingleton didn’t begin writing songs seriously until he was almost 30, doubling down on his craft once he moved to Nashville from West Virginia to pursue his dream fulltime. With Shingleton’s music toeing the blurry lines between Americana, country, blues, Southern rock, and gospel, it’s the integrity of his stories and sound has earned him the respect of other artists, including Darryl Worley, John Michael Montgomery, Bucky Covington, Montgomery Gentry, Charlie Daniels, Bo Bice, and Keith Anderson, all of whom have invited him to share their stage.

Prior to the pandemic, Shingleton began livestreaming regularly on Facebook, and fans eager to see him perform can catch him monthly on his Facebook page for his “Tuesday Night Tunes” series. Over 1.4 million viewers have tuned in to watch episodes of the series.

Shingleton will perform on May 20 at the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival in Temecula, California.

George will be promoting his forthcoming single, “I Can’t Let You Go,” which is being released on June 9, as well as his latest EP, “Shot or Two,” which was released by Rock Ridge Music on January 27, 2023.

George Shingleton will perform at the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. Photo is courtesy of Sarah Gallina.

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