Shane Owens‘ new EP, It’s a Southern Thing, drops June 29. On the six-track album is “Working Man,” a tribute to hardworking men and women. To celebrate the new music, Nashville Noise has the exclusive premiere of Owens discussing what the track means to him.
“This song, ‘Working Man,’ really hits home for me,” he says in the video. “We felt like on this record we wanted to pay respect where respect was due to all those working men out there. If you love traditional country music, this song is going to be one of those you want to hear over and over again.”
Watch him discuss the song in the exclusive premiere below.
Earlier this year, Owens released the first single from It’s a Southern Thing. “Lie” was the first taste fans got of the album. It’s hilarious wordplay and we premiered the exclusive preview back in March. There’s also “Honky Tonk Girl,” an upbeat track that’s perfect for the dancefloor on a weekend night. Although there are those fun songs, there are serious moments, too. In the title track, he pays tribute to his country upbringing. Owens is incredibly proud of the way he was raised and that’s especially evident in that song.
The forthcoming EP also has some impressive songwriters. Bob DiPiero, Tim Nichols, Tony Stampley, Wynn Varble and Tommy Barnes all lent their storytelling talents to Owen for this album.
Simply put, this is an EP you don’t want to miss. A Southern Thing is out June 29 but you can pre-order it now on iTunes.