Shane & Shane

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Shane & Shane
Genres Contemporary worship music
Years active 2001–present
Labels Inpop, Fair Trade
  • Shane Barnard
  • Shane Everett

Shane & Shane is a Texas-based, contemporary worship music 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 Shane Corey Barnard [1] on January 14, 1976, in Placerville, California, to father James David Barnard and mother Margaret Ann Barnard (née, Gardner),[2] and later grew up in Lubbock, Texas, where he attended Texas Tech University and later Texas A&M University.[3][4] It was there that he led worship at the popular Christian student gathering Breakaway, and where he met Everett.[5] Barnard is also known for his unique style of strumming the acoustic guitar and his high vocal range.[6]

During his junior year as a student at Texas A&M University, Barnard began a recording career.[7] 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 that they had to pay for studio time themselves and wanted 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 that they "were just moving in different directions."

Barnard is married to fellow CCM artist Bethany Dillon.[3][8]

Shane Everett[edit]

Everett was born Shane Eric Everett [9] on July 30, 1974, in Dallas, Texas, to father Larry Leon Everett and mother Leigh Ann Everett (née, Milton),[10] 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 felt moved by God, which led him to quit his band and start attending church regularly.[5] 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".[5]

In 2014, following a successful Kickstarter campaign,[11] Shane & Shane launched a project, "The Worship Initiative", a paid membership website with instructional videos and chord charts for popular worship songs. As part of the project, they have released multiple albums including two Christmas albums. Their subsequent studio albums, The Worship Initiative and Psalms II, are also included in the project.[12]



  • 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 (featuring 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. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: BARNARD SHANE COREY". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved November 5, 2015. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ California Birth Index. "Shane C Barnard, Born 01/14/1976 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Duo Find Traction In Their Calling". Lexington Herald-Leader. Lexington, KY. September 1, 2007. p. E1. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Kelly, Rachael (April 12, 2003). "Shane Bernard and Shane Everett great for guitar players". The News-Dispatch. Michigan City, IN. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Shane and Shane: Twice the praise". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, MN. March 20, 2004. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Leichman, Aaron (September 27, 2008). "Shane & Shane to Release First Christmas Album". The Christian Post. Washington, DC. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: EVERETT SHANE ERIC". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved November 5, 2015. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Worship Initiative". Kickstarter. Retrieved January 18, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Songs at The Worship Initiative". Retrieved January 18, 2018. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "Shane & Shane". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, IA. September 25, 2008. p. 3W. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 

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