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Shane Yellowbird
Born July 7, 1979 (1979-07-07) (age 30)
Origin Hobbema, Alberta, Canada
Genres Country
Occupations singer
Years active 2005 – Present
Labels 306 Records, On Ramp

Shane Yellowbird (born July 7, 1979[1] in Hobbema, Alberta) is a Canadian country music singer/songwriter from Hobbema, Alberta. In 2007, Yellowbird was named the Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards, Chevy Trucks Rising Star of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and had one of the 10 most played country music songs of the year in Canada.



Shane Yellowbird released his debut album, Life Is Calling My Name, in 2006.[2] The album includes the singles "Beautiful Concept," "They're All About You," "Pickup Truck" and "I Remember the Music." In November of 2006, Yellowbird won three awards at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards ceremony, including Best New Artist, Single of the Year ("Beautiful Concept") and Best Video ("Beautiful Concept").[3] Yellowbird opened for Emerson Drive on their cross-Canada tour[4], and was chosen to represent his native Canada by performing at the Fourth Annual Global Artist Party at the CMA Music Festival in June of 2007.[5] Yellowbird was named the Chevy Trucks Rising Star of the Year at the 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards.

"Pickup Truck," Yellowbird's third single, also became his first Top 5 song on the Canadian Country Singles chart in the summer of 2007. The song also peaked at #64 on the all-genre Canadian Hot 100, while the video topped the CMT Chevy Top 20 in July.[6] It was one of the 10 most played country music songs of the year in Canada.[7] Yellowbird opened the 2007 Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards, starring with Lorne Cardinal and Gabrielle Miller of Corner Gas.[8] Later that evening, he was named the Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year.[9] He also won awards for Best Country CD (Life Is Calling My Name) and Best Music Video ("Pickup Truck"). He also won three trophies at the 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, including Best Male Artist, Best Country Album and Best Album of the Year (Life Is Calling My Name).[10] Yellowbird was also nomiated for the 2008 Juno Award for Country Recording of the Year, for Life Is Calling My Name.

Shane's sophomore album, It's About Time was be released on November 17, 2009, featuring the single, "Bare Feet on the Blacktop"




Year Album details CAN Country
2006 Life Is Calling My Name 17
2009 It's About Time 26


Year Title Chart Positions Album
CAN Country CAN
2005 "Beautiful Concept" 29 Life Is Calling My Name
2006 "They're All About You" 13
2007 "Pickup Truck" 5 64
"I Remember the Music" 4 85
2008 "Drive Me Home" 11
"Life Is Calling My Name" 21
2009 "Bare Feet on the Blacktop" 10 99 It's About Time
2010 "Watching You Walk Away"A
  • ACurrent single.


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