Shane Stevens (songwriter)

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Shane Stevens
Birth nameShane Pittman
BornMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active1996–present
Associated actsLady Antebellum

Shane Stevens is an American singer-songwriter born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Stevens has written for a variety of country and pop acts, including Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, Ronnie Milsap, Jo Dee Messina, and Hayden Panettiere. Stevens has had multiple singles released to country radio and scored his first Billboard number 1 country hit, "American Honey," with Lady Antebellum in 2010.[1] The song was co-written with Hillary Lindsey and Cary Barlowe.

Stevens contributed the song "Nobody" to Selena Gomez's 2015 album Revival.

Biography[edit]

Stevens signed his first publishing deal with Famous Music in 2001 before signing with Major Bob Music five years later.[2]

Stevens co-wrote 2 songs with Rochelle and country music star Sara Evans for Evans' 2014 album Slow Me Down. He also co-wrote the only original song and title track on Evans' Christmas album, At Christmas, with Toby Lightman. He then contributed 4 songs to the 2014 Jesse McCartney album In Technicolor, including the second single, "Superbad."

He moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue a new direction as a writer, vocal producer, and artist developer in the pop and R&B world. That same year, Stevens founded his own publishing and artist development company, Holy Graffiti LLC, administered by Kobalt Music Group. The first act under his development, The Heirs, has been signed to Capitol Records and they released their debut EP, "Ecliptic," on August 28.

For 2015, Stevens has contributed songs to several pop artists, such as "Everlasting Love," co-written with Victoria Monet and Tommy Brown, on Fifth Harmony's debut album Reflection; "Paper Doll" for Bea Miller's album Not An Apology; "Paradise" for Little Boots' album Working Girl; and At Sunset's single "Every Little Thing."

2016 is already shaping up to be a successful year for Shane, working on songs for many popular artists, such as the track "Step On Up" from Ariana Grande's album Dangerous Woman. He also worked with Meghan Trainor on the song "Woman Up" from her second album Thank You and Toby Randall's song "Misfits." Two songs off of Martina Stoessel & Jorge Blanco's album Tini, "I Want You" and "Yo Te Amo a Ti," were written by Shane as well. Most recently, Shane worked on what Pop Crush has dubbed the song of the summer "What You Want" by The Heirs. He also co-wrote "Infinite Love" by country star Sara Evans & Chrisley Know's Best star Todd Chrisley, which was featured on the season 4 finale.

Television[edit]

Stevens starred alongside Sherrié Austin and an ensemble cast in the second season of the SundanceTV docuseries Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.[3]

Awards[edit]

In 2011, Stevens' co-write for Lady Antebellum's "American Honey" won the Nashville Songwriters Association International award for one of the "Songs I Wish I'd Written," as well as the Millionaire and Most-Performed Country Songs of the Year awards from BMI for this song.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

Artist Album Song
Sara Evans & Todd Chrisley Single (2016) "Infinite Love"
The Heirs Single (2016) "What You Want"
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman (2016) "Step On Up"
Meghan Trainor Thank You (2016) "Woman Up"
Martina Stoessel Tini (2016) "I Want You"

"Yo Te Amo a Ti"

Toby Randall Single (2016) "Misfits"
Selena Gomez Revival (2015) "Nobody"
Fifth Harmony Reflection (2015) "Everlasting Love"
Little Mix Get Weird (2015) "Love Me or Leave Me"
Bea Miller Not an Apology (2015) "Paper Doll"
At Sunset Single (2015) "Every Little Thing"
The Heirs Ecliptic – EP (2015) "Alright Goodnight"

"Lies" "Ecliptic"

Little Boots Working Girl (2015) "Paradise"
Sara Evans Slow Me Down (2014) "Sweet Spot"

"If I Run"

Sara Evans At Christmas (2014) "At Christmas"
Jesse McCartney In Technicolor (2014) "In Technicolor, Pt. I"

"In Technicolor, Pt. II" "Superbad" "Goodie Bag"

Ashley Roberts Butterfly Effect (2014) "Woman Up"
Brandon and Savannah Single (2013) "California Christmas"
Carrie Underwood Blown Away (2012) "Do You Think About Me"
Hayden Panettiere The Music of Nashville, Season 1: The Complete Collection (2012) "I'm A Girl"
Shane Stevens Single (2011) "Back to Earth"
Danny Gokey Single (2011) "Second Hand Heart"
Steel Magnolia Steel Magnolia (2011) "Not Tonight"
Montgomery Gentry Rebels on the Run (2011) "I Like Those People"
Mark Wills Looking for America (2011) "Rather Be"
Sherrié Austin Circus Girl (2011) "Naughty or Nice"
Naomi Scott Lemonade Mouth (2011) "She's So Gone"
Lil Larry Single (2011) "Beautiful Thing"
Joana Zimmer Single (2011) "Tempted By Your Touch"
Joana Zimmer Single (2010) "Till You're Gone"
Lady Antebellum Need You Now (2010) "American Honey"
Jo Dee Messina Unmistakable: Love (2010) "Welcome to the Rest of My Life"
Jo Dee Messina Unmistakable: Inspiration (2010) "Get Up Again"
Jordin Sparks Battlefield (2009) "Was I The Only One"
Mallary Hope Single (2009) "Love Lives On"
Gloriana Gloriana (2009) "Over Me Now"
Kellie Pickler Kellie Pickler (2008) "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again"
Sara Evans Billy: The Early Years (soundtrack) (2008) "Low"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ Betts, Stephen L. "Shane Stevens Makes History as Openly Gay Nashville Songwriter". The Boot. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  3. ^ Stransky, Tanner. "Sundance's 'Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys': Meet the season 2 cast! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ "NaSHOF Inducts Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, John Bettis, Thom Schuyler, and Allen Shamblin". Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  5. ^ Ross, David M. "Jake Owen Gets Gold • Shane Stevens Named Million Air • Due West Teams With Garth Fundis". Music Row. Retrieved 29 July 2011.