Shawn Austin is certainly one to watch. The “Paradise Found” and “Get Me There” singer was one of the top 10 most-played Canadian artists on country radio last year – an incredible accomplishment for an artist just getting started. Earlier this year, Shawn Austin opened for Chris Lane and High Valley, winning over fans across Canada.

“Anytime I get to learn from guys that have been doing it for a while, it’s a great opportunity.”

We asked Shawn Austin what drew him towards recording “Get Me There”.

“First off, we wanted to make sure we had a strong track to follow up “Paradise Found”. This one, to me, was one that I could relate with on a really deep level…the songwriting’s incredible and it was just one that I was really excited to record and get out.”

3 Things You Would Be Surprised To Know About Shawn Austin:

  1. “I’m a little bit overly analytical, I’ve always been a big numbers guy.”
  2. “I’m a little bit superstitious. Back in my baseball days I always had to put my gear on a particular way”
  3. “I’m an open book”

Shawn Austin’s sound is influenced by both classic rock and country artists including Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Keith Urban and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Shawn Austin celebrated his first performance at Calgary Stampede last week. We’re pretty sure the crowd found paradise during his set – see what we did there? 😉

Watch Shawn Austin share his Top Country Favourites below!