- Texaco Country Showdown top 5 Finalist
- Regional winner and competed in the Finals for $100,000 and the National Title "Best New Act in Country Music"
- Grand Prize winner of DSA international song contest
Shane Martin’s musical style has been described as “…teetering on the edge of country, pop, and rock where it's just dangerous enough to be fun.” He was a top 5 finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown and competed for the National Title, “Best New Act in Country Music” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN hosted by LeAnn Rimes. As a solo act Martin simultaneously plays acoustic guitar, bass pedals and tambourine with his feet, all while singing. Adding in a guitar loop, harmonica and other percussion instruments creates a unique entertaining experience and full sound.