Shane Stockton

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Shane Stockton
Birth name Kelly Shane Brooks
Born (1974-03-18) March 18, 1974 (age 43)
Origin Breckenridge, Texas, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1998
Labels Decca
Associated acts Ty England, Garth Brooks

Kelly Shane Brooks (born March 18, 1974, Breckenridge, Texas) is a former American country music artist who recorded under the name Shane Stockton. He recorded one album for Decca Records in 1998.

Biography[edit]

Shane Brooks was born in Breckenridge, Texas. His mother bought him a guitar when he was young, but he never seriously started playing it until she threatened to throw it away.[1] He took inspiration from artists such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Roger Miller, and played clubs in his teenage years. After winning a contest sponsored by Future Farmers of America, he went to Nashville, Tennessee, and secured a contract with Decca Records in 1998.[1]

Recording as Shane Stockton, Brooks released a single "What If I'm Right" that year. The song was also made into a music video which aired on CMT. Because Stockton's family did not have cable television, they had to view the video's debut at a Walmart store.[2] In June 1998, Decca released his only album, Stories I Could Tell. In support of the album, Stockton toured with George Strait, Clay Walker and Toby Keith. Stockton wrote every song on the album, with one being co-written. Stockton sang with Buck Owens in Bakersfield, California, at Buck Owens' birthday party. Owens sent him a two-page letter saying that he enjoyed the album.[1] "What If I'm Right" peaked at number 54 on the country music charts, and the album's second single, "Gonna Have to Fall", reached number 51.[3] One of his songs, "My Baby No Está Aquí No More", appeared on Garth Brooks's 2005 album The Lost Sessions.[4] Shane Brooks lost his recording contract in 1999.[5] In 2001, as Shane Brooks, he became the senior pastor at Elgin Avenue Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, which later changed its name to Freedom Fellowship. He remained there until the church disbanded.[6]

Shane Brooks now resides in Granbury, Texas. His son is also a singer-songwriter and is pursuing music. February 2015 saw a reemergence of sorts from Stockton. He released new music for the first time in 17 years with the release of "I Like Being Me".[7] He also released a Christian Self-Help book entitled "Learning How to Overcome".[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Stories I Could Tell

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country CAN Country
1998 "What If I'm Right" 54 86
"Gonna Have to Fall" 51 92
"Somewhere in the Ashes"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1998 "What If I'm Right"[9] Gerry Wenner
"Gonna Have to Fall"[10] Jeffrey Phillips

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wix, Kimmy (9 June 1998). "Shane Stockton Is the Real Deal". CMT. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shane Stockton's Grand Debut". CMT. 16 March 1998. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 404. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ Dinoia, Maria Konicki. "Highways & Dance Halls". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Whatever Happened to Country Music's Shane Stockton?". NewsChannel Lubbock. 22 July 2002. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "When God calls…". Avalanche-Journal. 4 May 2002. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Like-Being-Me-Shane-Stockton/dp/B00TKYYW92/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427320892&sr=8-1&keywords=Shane+Stockton
  8. ^ http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Learning%20How%20to%20Overcome
  9. ^ "CMT : Videos : Shane Stockton : What If I'm Right". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ "CMT : Videos : Shane Stockton : Gonna Have To Fall". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 5, 2011.