For more than 50 years, Texas singer-songwriter Shake Russell has been entertaining audiences throughout the region and all over the United States with his unique Americana style of folk rock. Weaving sophisticated harmonies through his songs and drawing from various genres, Shake created a style of folk-rock that is uniquely his own.
A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of melodies. His songs and albums have frequented the Billboard charts, with many including “You’ve Got a Lover” (Ricky Skaggs), “Deep in the West” (Waylon Jennings/Jessi Colter), “Put Yourself in My Shoes,” “One More Payment,” “Our Kind of Love,” “You Don’t Need Me Now” (Clint Black), “You Wouldn’t Know Me” (Miranda Lambert), “The Dare of an Angel” (Jerry Jeff Walker), “The Girl Just Loves to Dance” (Gary P Nunn), and more.
Shake is a two-time recipient of the BMI Millionaire Aware and a four-time recipient of the BMI Writers Award. The Texas Music Association has also awarded him Entertainer of the Year as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016, Shake was inducted by The Austin Songwriters Association into the Music Legends Hall of Fame.