Amerimonte Records Recording Artist Shane Owens Releases Debut Album ‘Where I’m Comin’ From’ On December 9



Owens Receives Help from Country Music Icon Randy Travis on New Project

Critics and fans alike have been raving about Shane Owens’ highly anticipated debut album, Where I’m Comin’ From, citing the traditional-based artist as one – who like George Jones sang about in his classic song – just might be able to fill the shoes of legends such as “The Possum” and Merle Haggard. The Amerimonte Records recording artist received a ringing endorsement along those lines from Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis – who lent his production talents to the album.

“Shane’s song, “Country Never Goes Out of Style,” is a simple and perfect description of what country living and country music is all about.” said Travis in reference to Shane’s current single, which is going for adds at radio stations across the country. “In listening to it, I can’t help but reminisce about the best days of my youth and life in simpler times—when technology was a phone with a cord and a party line, transportation was a bicycle, a horse, or a hand-me-down car with manual windows, and taking the initiative to help someone in need was your pleasure and just the way it was. Though much has changed, I think it’s important to keep a focus on our roots—it is a way of life that should never go out of style. Shane has successfully merged yesterday, and today, to remind us that country will always be in style!”

James Stroud, who produced the album, has blazed trails for country superstars such as Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Aaron Lewis, Chris Young and many more during his career. Among Stroud’s credits include having produced over 130 No. 1 singles. The album Where I’m Comin From will be available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon beginning on October 21 and available for purchase on December 9 in select retailers nationwide through Memphis, TN based distributor, Select-O-Hits. Click here to download Shane’s current single, “Country Never Goes Out Of Style.”


“Country music fans have been yearning for an artist like Shane Owens,” said Steve Popovich Jr., President Amerimonte Records. “There’s a perception out there that traditional Country music is dead and I can assure you that’s not the case. This album is going to surprise a lot of people, and I mean that in a good way. Shane Owens is delivering a style of traditional Country music that Country music enthusiasts both here and abroad have been craving for a long time. I think fans of the genre will be pleased to know that style of Country music is alive and well.”

“When I first heard Shane, I knew there was something special there,” said his publicist Kirt Webster. “His vocal stylings bring to mind the music that I – and so many others grew up on. His energy on stage is also a huge plus, but the most important element of the Shane Owens story is that in just being around him, you can tell how much he enjoys what he is doing. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with.”

In the past year, Shane Owens has released two nationally promoted music videos which impacted almost every major DMA in the US and also included significant airplay in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Videos are currently available on and are currently being aired on The Country Network (33 million households), AXS-TV (45 million households), Great American Country (63 million households) and The Heartland Network (18 million households).

Where I’m Comin’ From Track Listing
Where I’m Comin’ From
All The Beer In Alabama
Country Boy Can
Blame It On A Woman
Alcohol Of Fame
Country Never Goes Out Of Style
God and The Ground She Walked On
Chicken Truck feat. John Anderson
Nashville You Ain’t Hollywood
Where I’m Comin’ From (Extended)

“Wow. What a singer. Somewhere, Keith Whitley is smiling, because this guy has the phrasing of a great, timeless country stylist.”
-Country Music Historian, Robert K. Oermann

To learn more about Shane Owens visit and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Shane Owens on Tour
Oct. 01 – Jake’s on the Clarion – Dothan, Ala.
Oct. 02 – Bethelehem High School – Bonifay, Fla.
Oct. 06 – Whiskey Bend – Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 08 – Runaway Bay – Panama City, Fla.
Oct. 15 – Graceville Harvest Fest – Graceville, Fla.
Oct. 29 – Hangar 33 – Level Plains, Ala.
Nov. 05 – Greater Gulf State Fair – Mobile, Ala.
Nov. 11 – North Florida Fair – Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 09 – National Peanut Festival – Dothan, Ala.
Nov. 10 – Cherokee Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 12 – Bayfest – Freeport, Fla.
Nov. 18 – Sylvia’s Bar – Pelham, Ga.
Nov. 19 – Malone Pecan Festival – Malone, Fla.
Dec. 03 – Doo-Dah’s Bar & Grill – Albany, Ga.
Dec. 09 – Santobe’s – Thomasville, Ga.
Dec. 16 – Holiday Spectacular – Newton, Ala.
Dec. 17 – Byrd’s Nest – Eufaula, Ala.


About Shane Owens
A fan of Country Music long before he became an artist, Shane Owens has been building a strong following in nightclubs across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), who produced his new album, Where I’m Comin’ From with Country Music legend Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich, Jr. as executive producers and mixed by Ed Seay (Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Alabama). For more information about Shane Owens, visit

Las Vegas Invitational Basketball Tournament Brings Select College Teams to Orleans Arena November 27-28

Las Vegas Invitational Basketball Tournament Brings Select College Teams to Orleans Arena November 27-28



The action-packed Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament returns to the Orleans Arena November 27-28. This year’s teams include Illinois, Baylor, Memphis, Indiana State, Stephen F. Austin, Brown, Austin Peay and Prairie View. To view the complete game schedule, please visit
Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103


Tournament package prices range from $50-$160. Currently, only two day packages are available for purchase, individual days and pricing will be available closer to the event date. To purchase tickets, please visit, call 702-284-7777, or visit any Boyd Gaming box office location.

Boz Scaggs with special guest Dave Mason to perform at The Pearl Concert Theater



Tickets On Sale Friday, March 1 at noon

To purchase tickets, please visit the Pearl Box Office, call 702-944-3200, visit
any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit

Grammy award-winning rock legend Boz Scaggs will perform live at The Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. with special guest Dave Mason. Tickets start at $49, plus additional service fees.

Boz Scaggs has put the finishing touches on his new album, titled Memphis. The multi-platinum selling musician has signed with 429 Records and will release Memphis on March 5. Showcasing both original songs and cover choices, Memphis was produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer) and was recorded at Willie Mitchell’s legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other Hi Records artists. Joining Scaggs on Memphis are Willie Weeks (bass), Ray Parker Jr. (guitar), Spooner Oldham (keyboards), the Memphis Horns, Lester Snell (string arrangements) and Steve Jordan (drums).

William Royce “Boz” Scaggs’ started playing music while in high school in Dallas in the ’60s. After several weeks of college, he decided to devote himself instead to journeyman playing around campuses and various clubs and resorts. Scaggs’ guitar and voice provided his self-described “ticket to ride” as he left the States to travel in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Returning in 1967, he developed his skills as a songwriter and recording artist, joining fellow Texan Steve Miller in San Francisco on several albums, before launching into a solo career. He signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records debuting with the renowned Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman. Critical acclaim followed, together with a long-term relationship with Columbia Records which yielded the multi-platinum album, Silk Degrees in 1976. That record brought five hit singles and Scaggs’ first Grammy Award. A succession of follow-ups led him on a multi-genre musical journey with successes in film tracks and even a #1 Billboard jazz album, But Beautiful.

He continues to record and tour worldwide and also performs extensively alongside Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan in their band The Dukes of September, which can be seen in their upcoming PBS Special as part of the “Great Performances” series.

Raised in Texas with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, Scaggs has used his unique and creative voice to create a trademark sound which combines R&B and blues with jazz and popular music. With an extensive and distinctive career that has expanded over time and garnered many accolades, Scaggs continues to explore new means of musical expression.

World-renowned Dave Mason joins Scaggs for the tour. An inductee of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Worcester England native begin his career at 18, joining Steve Winwood as a member of Traffic. He went on to a successful and long solo career and is most famous for his widely covered song “We Just Disagree” as well as the classic rock staple “Feelin’ Alright.”

The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi and is now on Twitter. Please follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.


March 1 – Bob Weir; Tickets start at $42
March 23 & 24 – Bill Maher 2013 Residency; Tickets start at $45
March 29 – Matchbox Twenty; Tickets start at $79
March 30 – Jay Cutler Classic; Tickets start at $24 for pre-judging event and $34 for the main event
April 12 – Garbage; Tickets start at $34
April 20 – Joe Bonamassa; Tickets start at $73
June 8 & 9 – Bill Maher 2013 Residency; Tickets start at $45
June 21 – Victoria Justice; Tickets start at $33
June 22 – Boz Scaggs with special guest Dave Mason; Tickets start at $49
September 6 & 7 – Bill Maher 2013 Residency; Tickets start at $45
November 2 & 3 – Bill Maher 2013 Residency; Tickets start at $45

boz scaggs

About the Pearl Concert Theater
The Pearl Concert Theater is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit

Individual Tickets for The Smith Center’s Inaugural Season on Sale Friday, 11/18



Individual Tickets On Sale November 18 for Inaugural
Season at The Smith Center for The Performing Arts


WHAT:   Individual tickets for all 26 must-see shows in the highly anticipated inaugural season of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will go on-sale November 18.


Shows available for individual ticket purchase include Broadway favorites, such as THE COLOR PURPLE, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and MEMPHIS. Individual tickets will also be available for a wide variety of programming, including The Cleveland Orchestra, The Canadian Tenors, tap dance extraordinaire Savion Glover, Playhouse Disney’s Imagination Movers, blues-legend Buddy Guy, humorist David Sedaris, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and many more. The diverse array of programming creates a series rich in choices for anyone in the Las Vegas community to enjoy.


For a full list of available titles, visit Individual tickets prices start at $24 per ticket.


WHO:                 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts


WHEN:               Friday, November 18 at 8 a.m.


WHERE:  Tickets will be available for purchase online at, by phone at (702) 982-7805 or at the ticket office at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (241 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 155 in the Holsom Lofts).