The Alabama-born country music artist joined us for a conversation about his life and music — and capped it off with an unplugged performance.
When Shane Owens was selecting songs for his most recent album, Thankful for Country Music, he had no idea how relevant one particular cut would turn out to be.
"When we picked ‘Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives’ for the album,” the Alabama-born country music artist says, “it really spoke to me. I never dreamed how much it would hit home in 2020. This has been a tough time for everyone — and the events of the year have made me sit back and reflect on things.
“One thing is for sure — life can change in a split second. Every day is a gift and sometimes we need to take a minute and remember to make the most of what we can, take the time to enjoy our family and friends, do what we love to do, and truly live. I hope this song helps us all to do just that.”
No doubt about it: The song, newly released as a single, extols optimism as a way of life, even during the most trying times, and encourages anyone who listens to live each moment to the fullest. Which, when you think about it, is a message many of us need to consider right now.
“‘Everybody Dies’ certainly hit home with me,” says country music legend Randy Travis. “It reminds us to add life to our living — to create and cherish special moments daily, with those we love, wherever we are. Shane kindly reminds you to live without regret so when the distant shore is near, it is well with your soul. As always, he sets the mood and speaks to the heart through his music, making you laugh or cry — and think.”
Shane Owens joined us Friday for a C&I Facebook Live chat about his life and music. If you missed it, don't fret: We recorded the conversation — and his live, unplugged performance of “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” — for your viewing and listening pleasure. And if you'd like to hear more of Shane's music, you can visit his YouTube page.