Shane & Shane

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Shane & Shane
Genres Worship music
Years active 2001–present
Labels Inpop, Fair Trade
Members Shane Barnard, Shane Everett

Shane & Shane is a Texas-based, Christian band known for acoustic praise and worship music. The band consists of Shane Barnard (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Shane Everett (vocals). They are often joined by their drummer and manager, Joey Parish.


Shane Barnard[edit]

Barnard was born in Placerville, California and later grew up in Lubbock, Texas, where he attended Texas Tech University and later Texas A&M University.[1][2] It was there that he led worship at the popular Christian student gathering Breakaway, and where he met Everett.[3] Barnard is also known for his unique form of strumming the acoustic guitar and his very high vocal range.[4]

During his junior year as a student at Texas A&M University, Barnard began a recording career.[5] Prior to joining Everett, Barnard teamed up with friend Caleb Carruth to release an album. Entitled Salvation Still Remains, it was released in limited numbers. Barnard and Carruth were rumored to have recorded the album in only two days due to the fact they had to pay for studio time themselves and wanting to make the most of it. Family and friends brought them sandwiches and drinks throughout the process. Barnard and Carruth later agreed to end their partnership amicably, stating "they were just moving in different directions".

Barnard is married to fellow CCM artist Bethany Dillon.[1][6]

Shane Everett[edit]

Everett was born in Dallas, Texas and later moved to Rowlett, a nearby suburb. Everett also attended Texas A&M University. One night after playing with his band in a bar, Everett experienced an encounter with God, which led him to quit his band and start attending church regularly.[3] Shortly thereafter, he met Barnard, and became part of Breakaway Ministries, a weekly student-led praise and worship service at Texas A&M.

The band originally began with Barnard performing solo acts, but Everett increasingly played a major role in his performances. With the release of their 2003 album, entitled Carry Away, the band became officially known as "Shane & Shane".[3]



  • Salvation Still Remains - 1998 (Shane Barnard & Caleb Carruth)
  • Rocks Won't Cry (1998), Shane Barnard (Independent)
  • Psalms (2001), Shane Barnard (Independent)
  • Window to the Inner Court (2001), Shane Everett



Guest appearances[edit]

  • Bluegrass Sampler (feat. Peasall Sisters) (2006), Inpop
  • Dare 2 Share - Unending Worship (2010), Dare2Share

Other works[edit]

Christian hip-hop artist Tedashii features Shane & Shane on his song "Finally" which is in his album Blacklight.

In the David Crowder Band's EP B Collision Shane & Shane sing on two live tracks along with Robbie Seay.


  1. ^ a b Pratt, Beth (November 3, 2007). "Christian music duo began by sharing a guitar; now it's a tour". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX). Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Duo Find Traction In Their Calling". Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, KY). September 1, 2007. p. E1. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Smith, Audra; Dawson, Will (August 13, 2007). "Shane Everett: Finding God in a Bar". CBN Music (Christian Broadcasting Network). Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kelly, Rachael (April 12, 2003). "Shane Bernard and Shane Everett great for guitar players". The News-Dispatch (Michigan City, IN). Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Shane and Shane: Twice the praise". Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN). March 20, 2004. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Leichman, Aaron (September 27, 2008). "Shane & Shane to Release First Christmas Album". The Christian Post (Washington, DC). Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Stegall, Sarah (September 8, 2007). "Shane & Shane Took Time to Say What They Wanted to Say". The Ledger (Lakeland, FL). p. D3. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shane & Shane". The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA). September 25, 2008. p. 3W. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 

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