- Dallas Smith, co-manager/Local Hay Records
Earning his first Album of the Year nomination recently, Shawn Austin continues to prove he is Canada’s fastest-rising country talent. The flagship artist of Local Hay Records, Austin recently celebrated his first Gold-certified hit with “Tailgate To Heaven (ft. Chris Lane)” and that was just the beginning. 2023 saw Shawn receive the title of No. 1 most-added track for his two most recent single releases “Slip” and “Settle for a Drink,” both of which earned Top 10 spots on Canadian charts. Landing the spot of No. 1 most played country song for five consecutive weeks (“Tailgate To Heaven (ft. Chris Lane)”), Austin has been direct support on national tours for CCMA Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith and ACM and CMA Award-winning group Old Dominion.