Shane Minor's music includes a mix of many of his early musical influences like Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, Elvis and even Southern gospel. With a blend of music that includes the influences of such vast musical styles and artists, it's easy to recognize that Shane Minor appeals to the masses. Minor's journey to Nashville recording artist was anything but a short one. Before he recorded his self-titled debut album with famed session guitarist and producer, Dan Huff, he'd taken roads that ventured far from the music scene, including raising cattle on his family's ranch and riding bulls on his high school's rodeo team. Minor even spent seven years in law enforcement including five with the Los Angeles Police Department. As an escape from the violence and the tragedy, coupled with his adoration and appreciation of music, Minor was spending his nights working small gigs and jamming with some friends at local clubs and parties. One of Minor's demo tapes made its way to manager, Bud Prager, who'd worked with renowned groups like Foreigner and Bad Company. Prager sent the tape to Dann Huff who at the urging of Shania Twain's husband/producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange was making his way into record production. Huff and Minor worked together for a few years before they'd developed the sound that Mercury Nashville president Luke Lewis liked enough to offer Minor a record deal. In April of 1999, Shane Minor was born. Minor opened for Shania Twain on her1999 tour and is making waves in country's top 40 with two releases from Shane Minor, "Slave to the Habit" and "Ordinary Love." ~ Maria Konicki Dinoia, Rovi