Shane Yellowbird

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Shane Yellowbird
Shane Yellowbird.jpg
Shane Yellowbird, June 2009
Background information
Born (1979-07-07) July 7, 1979 (age 37)
Origin Hobbema, Alberta, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 2005 – Present
Labels 306 Records, On Ramp
Website www.shaneyellowbird.com

Shane Yellowbird (born July 7, 1979[1] in Hobbema, Alberta) is a Cree-Canadian country music singer/songwriter from Hobbema, Alberta.[2] In 2007, Yellowbird was named the Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards, Chevy Trucks Rising Star of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and had one of the 10 most played country music songs of the year in Canada.

Career[edit]

Shane Yellowbird released his debut album, Life Is Calling My Name, in 2006.[3] The album includes the singles "Beautiful Concept," "They're All About You," "Pickup Truck" and "I Remember the Music." In November 2006, Yellowbird won three awards at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards ceremony, including Best New Artist, Single of the Year ("Beautiful Concept") and Best Video ("Beautiful Concept").[4] Yellowbird opened for Emerson Drive on their cross-Canada tour,[5] and was chosen to represent his native Canada by performing at the Fourth Annual Global Artist Party at the CMA Music Festival in June 2007.[6] Yellowbird was named the Chevy Trucks Rising Star of the Year at the 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards.

"Pickup Truck," Yellowbird's third single, also became his first Top 5 song on the Canadian Country Singles chart in the summer of 2007. The song also peaked at No. 64 on the all-genre Canadian Hot 100, while the video topped the CMT Chevy Top 20 in July.[7] It was one of the 10 most played country music songs of the year in Canada.[8] Yellowbird opened the 2007 Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards, starring with Lorne Cardinal and Gabrielle Miller of Corner Gas.[9] Later that evening, he was named the Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year.[10] He also won awards for Best Country CD (Life Is Calling My Name) and Best Music Video ("Pickup Truck"). He also won three trophies at the 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, including Best Male Artist, Best Country Album and Best Album of the Year (Life Is Calling My Name).[11] Yellowbird was also nominated for the 2008 Juno Award for Country Recording of the Year, for Life Is Calling My Name.

Shane's second album, It's About Time was released on November 17, 2009, featuring the single, "Bare Feet on the Blacktop"

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Life Is Calling My Name
It's About Time
Jesus and Hank
  • To be released
  • Label: C Sharp

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN
2005 "Beautiful Concept" Life Is Calling My Name
2006 "They're All About You"
2007 "Pickup Truck" 64
"I Remember the Music" 85
2008 "Drive Me Home"
"Life Is Calling My Name"
2009 "Bare Feet on the Blacktop" 99 It's About Time
2010 "Watching You Walk Away"
"I Get That a Lot These Days"
2011 "I Can Help You with That"
2012 "Sedona Arizona"
2013 "I'm Not Wearing Boots Today" Jesus and Hank
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2005 "Beautiful Concept" Antonio Hrynchuk
2006 "They're All About You"
2007 "Pickup Truck" Stephano Barberis
"I Remember the Music" Antonio Hrynchuk
2008 "Life Is Calling My Name"
2009 "Bare Feet on the Blacktop" Antonio Hrynchuk
2010 "Watching You Walk Away"
2011 "I Can Help You with That"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2007 Canadian Country Music Association Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award Won
Album of the Year – Life Is Calling My Name Nominated
Single of the Year – "Pickup Truck" Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "Pickup Truck" Nominated
Independent Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2008 Juno Awards of 2008 Country Recording of the YearLife Is Calling My Name Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2010 CMT Video of the Year – "Watching You Walk Away" Nominated
2011 Single of the Year – "Watching You Walk Away" Nominated

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