Shane Profitt releases debut single

Song is No. 1 most added at country radio

Emerging artist Shane Profitt explodes with his debut single “How It Oughta Be” as it becomes the No. 1 most added song at country radio this week. The song was produced by Julian Raymond and was written by the Columbia, Tennessee native alongside David Frasier and Mitch Oglesby. The track is featured on his new Maury County Line collection via a deal with Big Machine and Chris Janson’s Harpeth 60 Records.

“As someone who grew up listening to country radio and hearing the great voices and songs come through it over the years, it’s absolutely amazing to think that my voice and song are now a part of that,” Profitt shares.

Profitt brings his boots-on-the-ground writing style and big, barrel-chested voice to life with his first-ever music video, directed by Dustin Haney.

“I’m very proud of ‘How It Oughta Be,’” adds Profitt. “We filmed the video for this song at one of the first places that I had a paid gig years ago. Being able to come back for my first ever music video made it that much more special. Words can’t describe how excited I am to share it.”

A salt of the earth Southerner with a straight-shooting swagger and kind smile, Profitt’s musical toolbox is full of all-natural talent. At the end of 2021, he was still pulling overtime at his job with the city, busting his back about an hour south of Nashville and living for the weekend – with a few decades left to go. But now, the 22-year-old is rocking sold out crowds at the historic Ryman Auditorium, touring with his chart-topping hero Chris Janson and writing modern country tunes so genuine, they slip on like a pair of broken-in work boots. Because no one has to tell this singer/songwriter what a blue-collar life is all about. Calling himself a sucker for “Keith Whitley-style heartbreaker,” his first self-penned song was the start of a new life, because within a few months Profitt had begun a new kind of shift work writing songs.

Buddy Iahn
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