NEW MODERN COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER New modern country recording artist Brian Shotwell grew up in a small farm town in Northern California with his mother and three other siblings. He got his start in the entertainment business when he was hired to work on an HBO movie that was being shot in his home town. He has since worked in the industry from production to acting. He has won several awards, been featured in magazines and was on a two part Emmy winning episode of the Oprah show that she later described as one of the greatest shows of her 25 year career.\u2028At the age of 13, Shotwell recorded musical tracks in his bedroom onto audio cassettes as a hobby. He wrote songs over the years and recorded at various studios but never released any material. In 2012 Shotwell was introduced to Nashville producer Ben Bishop and began writing and producing original new modern country music tracks. Out of that collaboration came Shotwell's song "Fairground Lights" which caught the attention of Marker Broadcasting executive Meg Marker. As a result Shotwell was selected as a finalist to perform at Fantasy Springs Casino for the 2nd annual Rising Stars of\u2028the Desert event. Brian put on a great performance and came in second place. Currently "Fairground Lights" is playing every Sunday on a local country radio show on The Big 106 FM KPLM called "Talk to me Music" with host Paul Shane.\u2028The single for "Fairground Lights" is currently on iTunes and is available on many other online download sites and gaining in popularity. A full length album titled "Fairground Lights" is in the final stages and will include 10 songs. Shotwell attributes much of is inspiration to his family and his close friends who have always encouraged him to work hard and never giving up on his dreams.