Shane Mathis (Atlanta, GA) has always had a passion for the art of music. He grew up in a musically-inclined family. His great-grandfather was a professional opera singer while at the same time, he and Shane’s great-grandmother performed in churches all over the Atlanta area. Shane’s grandmother was also an established Gospel singer, played piano and tenor saxophone, and has sung in choirs all her life. You could say music is genetically apart of Shane’s DNA!
At the age of thirteen Shane was heavily influenced by his grandmother’s gospel trio, New Day, and from there a love of all things Gospel was born. It was at this age he decided to embark on the journey of becoming a successful Gospel singer. While performing full time in his high school’s performing arts program, Shane balanced a life fully devoted to the call of sharing God’s word through singing Gospel music. Within those 4 years Shane produced 3 professional CDs, aired live on gospel radio, and was a guest star on Don Frost’s TV show “Music City Gospel Showcase” in Atlanta on channel 57.
Shane has opened for and/or performed with Adam Crabb, Jason Crabb, Gerald Crabb, The Hoppers, Naomi & The Segos, The Greene’s, Crystal River, The Inspirations, The Hinson’s, The McKameys, The Sneed Family, Triumphant Quartet, Primitive Quartet, Kingsmen Quartet, and More!
“You are seasoned beyond your years.” – Bill Gaither
NEW CD – Shane’s new CD A New New Story was released on May 9 (Shane’s birthday!) 2016. You can order your CD disk on Shane’s website or download the songs from iTunes. You’ll enjoy this album produced by Jerroll Lehman at The Tracking Room, Nashville, TN, Gaither Studios, Alexandria, IN, Studio D, Summitville, IN and JLP Studios, Fort Wayne, IN. The CD features original songs by Shane and Jerroll and features Gordon Mote on the piano.
In 2016, Shane’s new single Old Amazing Grace was released nationally and internationally to radio and has been heard and requested by the thousands. Shane’s single charted all throughoutthe genres of Gospel, Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, and Contemporary Christian. Old Amazing Grace charted in the Top 20 Country Gospel Radio Charts, in the Top 80 Christian Voice Radio Charts, and in the Top 20 at #8 on the Light Atlanta Radio Charts.
Shane recently rejoined touring with the Troy Burns Family along with pianist Jacob Kluttz. While with the group Shane is performing on stages across America in front of crowds as large as 10,000 people, as well as making guest appearances on TV shows. He has had the privilege of being the front page feature on several popular magazines including Christian Voice and Singing News. You can also find several write ups and articles about Shane in these magazines as well! Shane was also nominated with the group for Sun Rise Trio Award in the Diamond Awards.
Shane is currently preparing to return to the studio in August and September as he records a new solo project on the Sanctuary Label with Chapel Valley Studios. The new album will be released in early 2018, with a radio single to be dropped this fall. Check back here often for updates!