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“In 2012 Martin was a top 5 finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown. The Regional winner competed in the Finals for $100,000 and the National Title at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN hosted by LeAnn Rimes”

Top 5 finalist Texaco Country Showdown 2012

“Named Top Vocalists in the SingerUniverse "Best Vocalist Of The Month" Competition. Nov. 2012 with the song "As Long As it Takes" - Dale Kawashima (SingerUniverse, Los Angeles) ”

“After winning the Country category in the 2011 DSA’s international song contest, Shane’s song “No Hard Feelings” won out over the top three winners from each of the contest’s eight categories. “From a commercial perspective, ‘No Hard Feelings’ is a song that any artist could sing. It has strong crossover potential,” said Roy Elkins, grand prize judge and CEO of Broadjam.com, an online community and resource for musicians. “This could be sung with an acoustic guitar, sitting at a piano or it could be a good instrumental. I can close my eyes and hear numerous productions of this melody. That's what makes it great.” ”

“PDS Entertainment, LLC has announced that Shane Martin is the winner of its Hottest New Artist (R) Winner for 2011. The country music artist swept the contest with his winning song, “Somewhere Real.” www.hottestnewartist.com”