- Dallas Smith, co-manager/Steelhead Music
With a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has landed him a label deal with Country music star Dallas Smith’s Steelhead Music, Vancouver native and country-soul singer Shawn Austin introduces his signature soulful and sultry sound to the masses with the release of his debut single "Paradise Found" - available now at iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify, the song is produced by Scott Cooke.
A country singer with an extraordinary voice, Austin often finds himself drawing comparisons to southern country rocker Chris Stapleton, and keeping with the Grammy-winning artist’s laid-back vibe and honest lyricism, it’s not difficult to see why. After Smith heard the Vancouver native’s supernova voice, he knew he wanted to work with him.
"I came across Shawn's powerhouse voice when a close friend (and Shawn's co-manager, Barry Jorgens) sent me the music demo Shawn was working on," shares Dallas Smith, co-manager/Steelhead Music. "It was an instant... who the hell is that moment."
"We started this company with the idea of giving exceptional artists a multi-faceted home to develop and thrive," shares Alex Seif, SteelHead partner/Union Entertainment Group. "Shawn is a perfect example of the type of artist we had in mind. He has a genuinely soulful talent, a desire to succeed, and a drive we have only seen in the rarest of artists. We are overjoyed to welcome him to the roster."
Austin's sudden uprising may seem like a fortuitous stroke of luck, but he has spent a number of years honing his skills in small clubs and bars – any stage he could get himself onto. It's only a matter of time before he goes from under-the-radar musician to award-winning headliner.