New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Nashville-based country singer-songwriter George
Shingleton is set to release a new album, Out All Nighter, on December 4, 2020 via Rock Ridge Music. In order to provide the rightful, righteous soundtrack to grappling with one's inner demons, Shingleton has been able to wrangle his own internal good vs. evil wrestling match into a number of heartfelt songs that are infused with his patented lived-in, whiskey-tinged vocals. Produced by Dave Pahanish (who has co-written #1 singles by the likes of Jimmy Wayne, Toby Keith, and Keith Urban), Out All Nighter offers eight gutbucket country songs charged with chronicling the aforementioned daily interpersonal push-pulls between sin and redemption.
Bear witness to the confessional, pleading twang of "Handful of Hell," the barrelhouse ramble of "Have a Good Time" (complete with a raucous honky-tonk chorus in its back half), and the album-ending, tender commitment of "I'm Gonna Be Your Man." Each song contained on Out All Nighter builds on the promise of a gifted songwriter now fully coming into his own as a recording and performing artist.
"I just want people to know I'm real and I'm true," Shingleton says of Out All Nighter. "These are the best eight songs I have to offer. Working on them with Dave Pahanish, who's one of my oldest, closest friends in Nashville, helped make every song better. I think we showed some real growth on this new album. We made plenty of forward progress, but it all still ties together with what I did on my first album."
The aforementioned "Have a Good Time" was just released on October 9, 2020; it's the third single from Out All Nighter. "Have a Good Time" follows on the heels of the second single, "Handful of Hell," which was released in May, and the first single, "Fire or Flame," which was released in February. Shingleton's music, and "Handful of Hell" in particular, earned praise from American Songwriter earlier this year, which called it: "…grittier… There's a lost honesty in country music like Shingleton's and that's on display in his newest song, 'Handful of Hell'…" Cowboys & Indians lauded "Have a Good Time," writing: "'Have a Good Time' is the kind of great I need right now. Keeping this song pounding out of my… speakers… is probably the best I'll feel all day. This might be the medicine you need right about now, too."
Shingleton also plans to get into the holiday spirit before his album drops with the release of a standalone holiday single, "O Little
Town of Bethlehem," on October 23, 2020.
Born and bred in rural West Virginia, Shingleton's Appalachian extended family ties run deep; music-making has been in Shingleton's blood, quite literally, from his early days of singing and playing instruments in the church, surrounded by multiple generations of family at his side as he ascended to taking vocal solos in the youth choir. Beyond his sacred, sanctuary-nurtured musical roots, Shingleton's influences run the gamut from Hank Williams Jr., Merle Haggard, and Waylon
Jennings, to Lynyrd Skynyrd
and The Allman Brothers Band.
Though he began strumming guitars at age 12, Shingleton didn't begin writing songs seriously until he was almost 30, doubling down on his craft once he moved to Nashville from West Virginia to pursue his dream fulltime. Shingleton's main muse continues to be his wife, who gave him the initial nudge to take that giant leap of songwriting faith. "She's the creative force in all this anyway," he says. "She's my biggest muse for a lot of the songs I write between the love songs, and the redemption songs. She just provides it all."
Keeping things real is Shingleton's core goal at all times. "I just want to be authentic," he concludes. "And I'll keep putting the music in a spot where everybody can relate to it. I think that as long as people see how real I am, they'll feel that authenticity. I'd much rather write songs that don't always have the same three or four chords backed with a drum loop. Every song doesn't need to sound the same."
With Shingleton's music toeing the blurry lines between Americana, country, blues, Southern rock, and gospel, it's the integrity of his stories and sound has earned him the respect of other artists, including Darryl Worley, John Michael Montgomery, Bucky Covington, Montgomery Gentry, Charlie Daniels, Bo Bice, and Keith Anderson, all of whom have invited him to share their stage.
Once the green light is given, Shingleton can't wait to head out on tour and take Out All Nighter out on the road. "I just want to be playing my music for people," he asserts. Where safety protocols are being followed, occasional in-person shows have started to creep back into his schedule. He is set to take the stage at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville with labelmate Victoria
Bailey on October 28, 2020. Fans eager to see Shingleton perform now can catch him livestreaming weekly on his Facebook page at 7:30 p.m. central time every Tuesday evening for his "Tuesday Night Tunes" series.
Shingleton is managed by Rock Ridge Music
(Nashville, TN) and is booked by Paradigm Talent Agency.