Shane Drake

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Shane C. Drake is an American music video director originally from Redding, California. He has directed videos for many artists, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Avril Lavigne, Trivium, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Angels & Airwaves, Flo Rida, Timbaland, Blindside, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Almost, Hawthorne Heights, Stinkaholic, Fernandez Vei, Fermata, Subseven, and AJR.

Early career[edit]

Early in his career, Drake spent time working as an editor and cinematographer with such bands as Poison the Well, Deftones, Thursday and many more. He now spends most of his time directing. As of 2006, Drake has directed more than 50 music videos and co-produced three films. He owns Red Van Pictures, a Los Angeles-based production company.


In 2006 Drake was awarded the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year for Panic! at the Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies".[1]

In 2007 Drake was nominated for the MTV Monster Single of the Year for his video for Timbaland's "The Way I Are". In 2008, he was nominated for MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction and MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video with Panic! at the Disco's "Nine in the Afternoon" and MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video with Paramore's "Crushcrushcrush" and also Fall Out Boy's cover of "Beat It". In 2009 Drake was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video for his video for Paramore's "Decode" from the Twilight film soundtrack album. In 2012, he was nominated for MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Message for Kelly Clarkson's "Dark Side".

Music videography[edit]

Year Artist Video
2001 Subseven[2] "Emotion"
2002 mewithoutYou "Bullet To Binary"
2004 Fall Out Boy "Saturday"
Hawthorne Heights "Ohio Is For Lovers"
mewithoutYou "January 1979"
Silverstein "Smashed Into Pieces"
The Beautiful Mistake "This Is Who You Are"
2005 Paramore "Pressure"
My American Heart "The Process"
Blindside "Fell In Love With The Game"
Trivium "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation"
Still Remains "The Worst Is Yet To Come"
The Audition "You've Made Us Conscious"
June "Patrick"
Between The Buried And Me "Alaska"
Armor for Sleep "Car Underwater"
2006 Showbread "Oh! Emetophobia!"
Mewithoutyou "Nice And Blue (Part 2)"
Gia Farrell "Hit Me Up"
Trick Daddy feat. Chamillionaire "Bet That"
Head Automatica "Lying Through Your Teeth"
Less Than Jake "The Rest Of My Life"
Gym Class Heroes "The Queen And I"
Paramore "Emergency"
An Angle "Green Water"
Moneen "If Tragedy's Appealing, Then Disaster's An Addiction"
Needtobreathe "You Are Here"
Panic! at the Disco "But It's Better If You Do"
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
Jonezetta "Get Ready (Hot Machete)"
2007 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus "False Pretense"
"Your Guardian Angel"
Paramore "Misery Business"
The Almost "Southern Weather"
The Rocket Summer "So Much Love"
Say Anything "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too"
The Almost "Say This Sooner"
The Higher "Insurance?"
The Cheetah Girls "So This Is Love"
New Years Day "I Was Right"
Timbaland feat. D.O.E & Keri Hilson "The Way I Are"
Angels & Airwaves "Everything's Magic"
Plain White T's "Our Time Now"
Paul Van Dyk "Let Go"
2008 Panic! at the Disco "Nine in the Afternoon"
Forever the Sickest Kids "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)"
Fall Out Boy feat. John Mayer "Beat It"
Flo Rida feat. "In The Ayer"
Shwayze "Corona & Lime"
Plain White T's starring Tiffany Dupont "Natural Disaster"
Paramore "Decode"
2009 Madina Lake "Never Take Us Alive"
Flo Rida feat. Wynter Gordon "Sugar"
Darius Rucker "History in the Making"
The Almost "Lonely Wheel"
Honor Society "Over You"
2010 Laura Bell Bundy "Giddy On Up"
Papa Roach "Kick in the Teeth"
Panic! At The Disco "The Ballad of Mona Lisa"
"The Overture"
2011 Avril Lavigne "Smile"
Panic! At the Disco "Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)"
Brantley Gilbert "Country Must Be Country Wide"
Paramore "Monster"
Dappy "No Regrets"
Scotty McCreery "I Love You This Big"
Justin Moore "Bait a Hook"
Drive A "Let's Have a Wreck (Trainwreck)"
Kelly Clarkson "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
2012 Daughtry "Outta My Head"
Kelly Clarkson "Dark Side"
Three Days Grace "Chalk Outline"
Little Big Town "Tornado"
Brantley Gilbert "More Than Miles"
L.P. "Into the Wild"[3]
2013 Lawson "Learn to Love Again"
Tegan and Sara "I Was a Fool"
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban "Highway Don't Care"
The Wanted "Walks Like Rihanna"
Avril Lavigne "Here's To Never Growing Up"
Tim McGraw "Southern Girl"
Danielle Bradbery "The Heart of Dixie"
Daughtry "Waiting for Superman"
Hunter Hayes feat. Jason Mraz "Everybody's Got Somebody but Me"
Brantley Gilbert "Bottoms Up"
The Cadillac Three "The South"
2014 Brett Eldredge "Beat of the Music"
Haley & Michaels "Just Another Love Song"[4]
Danielle Bradbery "Young in America"
A Day To Remember "End of Me"
Lady Antebellum "Bartender"
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill "Meanwhile Back at Mama's"[5]
Dustin Lynch "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)"[6]
Justin Moore feat. Vince Neil "Home Sweet Home"[7]
Brantley Gilbert feat. Justin Moore & Thomas Rhett "Small Town Throwdown"[8]
Brett Eldredge "Mean to Me"[9]
2015 Brantley Gilbert "One Hell of an Amen"[10]
Keith Urban "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"[11]
Brantley Gilbert "Stone Cold Sober"[12]
2016 Justin Moore "You Look Like I Need a Drink"[13]
Brett Young "Sleep Without You"[14]
Colette Carr "Play House"[15]
Hillary Scott & the Scott Family "Thy Will"[16]
Luke Bryan "Move"[17]
Carrie Underwood "Dirty Laundry"[18]
2017 AJR "Weak"


  1. ^ Montgomery, James (21 August 2006). "Inspiration For Panic! Video? Booze And Infidelity: VMAs Behind The Camera". MTV News.
  2. ^ subsevenmusic (2006-09-28), subseven - Emotion, retrieved 2019-04-16
  3. ^ LP - Into The Wild (Official Music Video) YouTube
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Haley & Michaels : Just Another Love Song". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Meanwhile Back At Mama's". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Where It's At". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  7. ^ Thompson, Gayle (July 2, 2014). "Justin Moore Releases 'Home Sweet Home' Video (Watch)". The Boot. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brantley Gilbert : Small Town Throwdown". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brett Eldredge : Mean To Me". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  10. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Gets Personal with "One Hell of an Amen"". Country Outfitter. January 29, 2015. Archived from the original on January 31, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  11. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (August 28, 2015). "Keith Urban Takes a Visual Trip in 'John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16′ Video". Taste of Country. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Discusses His New Video For "Stone Cold Sober"". KBOE-FM. December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Justin Moore : You Look Like I Need a Drink". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  14. ^ Laffer, Lauren (March 9, 2016). "Brett Young Fights Insomnia in 'Sleep Without You' Music Video". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  15. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (February 3, 2016). "Colette Carr Play House 3:23′ Video". Kawaii Nation. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Hillary Scott : Thy Will". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : Luke Bryan : Move". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Carrie Underwood : Dirty Laundry". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2016.

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