Photo Credit: Dustin Haney
NASHVILLE, TN (August 5, 2022) – A salt of the earth Southerner with a straight-shooting swagger and kind smile, Shane Profitt’s musical toolbox is full of all-natural talent. At the end of 2021, he was still pulling overtime at his job with the city, busting his back about an hour south of Nashville and living for the weekend – with a few decades left to go. But now, the 22-year-old is rocking sold-out crowds at the historic Ryman Auditorium, touring with his chart-topping hero Chris Janson and writing modern Country tunes so genuine, they slip on like a pair of broken-in work boots. Because no one has to tell this singer/songwriter what a blue-collar life is all about.
The emerging artist from Columbia, TN debuts his boots-on-the-ground writing style and big, barrel-chested voice today with a 3-song collection MAURY COUNTY LINE, available now via BMLG Records/Harpeth 60 Records. With tracks like the hook filled honky tonker “Better Off Fishin’,” chest-thumping charmer “Guys Like Me” and his hopeful heaven-on-earth anthem “How It Oughta Be,” Profitt puts his life to music – along with the lives of so many others. Listen here: https://shaneprofitt.lnk.to/MCLPR.
“To say I’m excited about this project is an understatement,” shared Profitt. “I’ve come a long way over the past seven months and couldn’t have done it without so many people believing in me. I’m proud for everyone to listen to three of my absolute favorite songs and hope that country music fans feel the same feeling I get every time I listen to them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has supported me along the way and made my dreams a reality.”
MAURY COUNTY LINE TRACK LIST
1. “Better Off Fishin’” | Shane Profitt, Blake Bollinger, Justin Wilson
2. “Guys Like Me” | Shane Profitt, Reid Isbell, Chris Janson
3. “How It Oughta Be” | Shane Profitt, David Frasier, Mitch Oglesby
*Produced by Julian Raymond
It was only a few years ago when Profitt’s grandad asked what he wanted for Christmas and his wish was to learn how to play Hank Jr. songs on the guitar. Beginning with G, C and D chords, he stuck with it. Gifted with a heavy-duty vocal, Profitt became a regular draw at the popular Southern-cooking chain, Puckett’s, traveling all over Tennessee to weekend shows while still holding down his job back home. And while that made for some long hours, it also led to inspiration for original music. Calling himself a sucker for “Keith Whitley-style heartbreaker,” his first self-penned song was the start of a new life, because within a few months Profitt had begun a new kind of shift work writing songs. And this is just the beginning.
Profitt’s debut single “How It Oughta Be” officially impacts Country radio on September 19.