The Shana Stack Band Wins Wiles Magazine's World's Best Indie Band


The votes are in and The Shana Stack Band wins World's Best Indie Band from Wiles Magazine.  For the month of July Wiles Magazine featured 31 different acts, a different act each day in their online magazine.  Band and musicians solicited votes from their fans spanning all social media networks from Facebook to Twitter to comments on the Wiles Magazine website.  As voting was ending the competition came down to three acts that were leading the race.  Axe Man's Bridge, McKenzie Jones and The Shana Stack Band.  In the last hour of the competition, The Shana Stack Band pulled ahead with the win.  Family, friends and fans of the band have once again provided their unwavering support for the band and have helped them to win this incredible award.  The band will have a full length feature in the next issue of Wiles Magazine. 
 

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New Album Has Arrived

"Then and Now", the latest full-length album from The Shana Stack Band is available now.  Thank you Eric Snyder at EAS photography for your incredible work. Thanks also, to Kevin Federico of Ty Studios and Chris Sonia from Dauntless Mastering. Visit the music page to purchase your copy today.

"Then and Now" CD Release Party - Saturday, September 13

Come kick it Country Style at Scores Sports Bar & Grille on Saturday, September 13, 2014 starting at 5:30 PM with The Shana Stack Band for their CD Release Party!  Featuring their new album "Then and Now" with special guests, Gavin Armstrong Taylor and April Cushman, Sponsored by Shipyard Pumpkin Head!  

$10.00 Party Package includes admission, Autographed CD (first 150 people) and a discounted draft token for a Shipyard Pumpkin Head!  Click here to purchase your tickets today.

This is a family friendly event. 18 and under welcome with adult supervision.

Great drinks, great food, great music, Scores Sports Bar & Grille and The Shana Stack Band downtown Keene, NH!

Scores Sports Bar & Grille
82 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire



 

About The Band

Winner of the Independent Country Music Association's Country Band of the Year and Fans Choice Award, Winner of the New England Music Award for Country Act of the Year, and most recently Winner of the World's Best Indie Band, Wiles Magazine, The Shana Stack Band excites their audience with their high energy, high impact show. The Shana Stack Band features multi-national award winning vocalist Shana Stack, and Nashville Songwriter's Association International member, Ed Leavitt, the male vocalist and songwriter of the group.

The Group focuses on new Top 40 Country, and original music written by Ed Leavitt. One of Ed's songs, "Let it Go", has been featured in the movie Compliance which was released nationwide in the summer of 2012 by Magnolia pictures.

The Shana Stack Band has opened for such mega stars as Reba McEntire, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, George Jones, Chuck Wicks, as well as performing before Travis Tritt on the Main Stage at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway before the Nascar Sprint Cup Race. The band has performed shows all across New England at a variety of venues including Turning Stone Casino, Tupelo Music Hall, Meadowbrook Pavilion, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Toby Keith's Bar & Grill and the Big E Fair!  In August 2014 the band opened for Vocal Group of the Year by the Academy of Country Music Awards, The Band Perry.

The band released their second full-length original CD, "What You See Is What You Get" summer 2012, which was nominated for Album of the Year by the Independent Country Music Association and their third album, "Every Now and Then", released in June 2013.  The band's fourth album, "Then and Now" is proving to be their most ambitious album yet with remakes of some of their most requested songs and two new original songs, all written by Ed Leavitt, male vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the band.

Without a doubt, The Shana Stack Band hits the stage with one goal in mind…To engage the audience and leave them wanting more.

The Shana Stack Band Wins NE Music Award - Country Act of the Year


Country Act of the Year by the New England Music Awards, The Shana Stack Band,  to open for Vocal Group of the Year by the Academy of Country Music Awards, The Band Perry at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Sunday, August 3, 2014.  

Use Promo Code SSBP for a chance to win a Meet & Greet with The Band Perry.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking here

Gates open at 4:00 PM and Doors open at 5:00 PM.  The Shana Stack Band takes the Magic Hat Stage at 5:00 PM and again immediately following The Band Perry's performance.



 

New England Music Award Winner - Country Act of the Year

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The Shana Stack Band wins Country Act of the Year
3rd Annual New England Music Awards

Lowell, MA, Saturday, February 22, 2014:  The New England Music Awards, located in Lowell, Massachusetts, announced today the winners of their 3rd Annual New England Music Awards - Country Act of the Year3nd Annual New England Music Awards. 

The New England Music Awards are presented every year to the musicians who call New England their home and whose dedication, spirit, and achievements over the last year have without a doubt established themselves as a contributing force to the most robust and diverse music scene in the country. The NEMA nominating committee consists of journalists from music publications, radio personalities, talent buyers, and record label execs collectively representing all six New England states.

The goal of NEMA is to celebrate and recognize some of the area’s best musical achievements. Every year NEMA will nominate over 100 artists and/or bands spanning a number of categories and genres of popular music in New England, including the coveted individual state awards which will select one band/act from each of the six states as its Best In State.

The Shana Stack Band, comprised of all New Hampshire musicians (Shana Stack, Ed Leavitt, John Sanchez, Kurt Ekstrom and Billy Moedebeck), was nominated in the Country Act of the Year category.  The New England Music Award committee received over 4,000 applications for the more than 25 categories and chose only 5 artists/groups to be represented in each category. 

At the awards ceremony Saturday evening, The Shana Stack Band was announced as this year’s Country Act of the Year for the 3rd Annual New England Music Awards.  The Shana Stack Band members were thrilled about the news.  “We couldn’t do this without all of our fans, friends and families.  We give up a lot of family-time during the year to play our music, and we thank them for allowing us this gift.”  They are appreciative of all of the support they receive during the year.  “The awards we have won over the last few years from the Country Band of the Year and the Fans Choice Award by the Independent Country Music Association to our new title as Country Act of the Year by the New England Music Awards, these mean so much to us.  It shows that the fans really approve of what we are doing.  The fans are really what make this adventure fun, exciting and sincerely rewarding.”

The band will release a fourth album in 2014.  Their third album, “Every Now and Then”, has been a huge success.  The band is looking forward to another successful year, traveling all across New England to perform for their fans.  They have opened for Country Superstars such as Reba McEntire, Sugarland, Travis Tritt, Rascal Flatts and have a pending announcement for another opening spot for a large Nashville artist. You can view their website and order their latest CD by visiting www.ShanaStack.com
 

Upcoming Events

Westborough Recreation Summer Concert

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Bay State Commons, 1100 Union Street, Westborough, Massachusetts

 

This is the first concert for the Westborough Recreation Department at the Bay State Commons. We hope to see a lot of people arrive for this first time event.

Rain Date: Sunday, September 7

Free and Open to the Public Age limit: All ages

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RAIN DATE - Westborough Recreation Summer Concert

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Bay State Commons, 1100 Union Street, Westborough, Massachusetts

 

RAIN DATE IF NEEDED: This is the first concert for the Westborough Recreation Department at the Bay State Commons. We hope to see a lot of people arrive for this first time event.

Free and Open to the Public Age limit: All ages

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Sep13

"Then and Now" CD Release Party

Scores Bar & Grille, 82 Main Street, Keene, New Hampshire

 

Come kick it Country Style at Scores Sports Bar & Grille with The Shana Stack Band for their CD Release Party! Featuring their new album "Then and Now" with special guests, Gavin Armstrong Taylor and April Cushman, Sponsored by Shipyard Pumpkin Head!

$10.00 Party Package includes admission, Autographed CD (first 150 people) and a discounted draft token for a Shipyard Pumpkin Head!

This is a family friendly event. 18 and under welcome with adult supervision.

Pre-entertainment begins at 5:30 PM and The Shana Stack Band hits the stage immediately following.

Great drinks, great food, great music, Scores Sports Bar & Grille and The Shana Stack Band downtown Keene, NH!

$10.00 Age limit: All ages

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Murphy's Taproom

494 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire

 

The Shana Stack Band's debut performance at Murphy's Taproom. Come on down and have some fun.

No Cover Charge Age limit: 21+

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Oct17

Peterborough Fire Department - Annual Event

Peterborough Town Hall, One Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire

 

Event is open to all ages. There will be a cash bar and a mechanical bull. Donations accepted to ride the mechanical bull will be donated to the local food bank.

Event ticket proceeds go to support the Peterborough Fire and Rescue.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Peterborough Fire Department for $15.00 each or at the door the evening of the event for $20.00 each.

$15.00 each prior to the event / $20.00 each at the door Age limit: All ages

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Nov8

Fundraiser to Benefit the 98.3 LNH Children's Auction

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The Margate Resort, Lake Winnipesaukee, 76 Lake Street, Laconia, New Hampshire, US

 

Sponsored by Cafe Deja vu, Pub Mania Team Fundraiser to Benefit the 98.3 LNH Children's Auction

Doors open at 6:30 PM DJ Tim before the show $20.00 per person $25.00 per person at the door

Door prizes, raffles, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle and more.

Tickets available at Cafe Deja vu & Patrick's Pub More information call: 603-998-1418

Get 10% off your purchase at Cafe Deja Vu and Patrick's Pub, with your advanced ticket purchase, on the day of the event.

$20.00 per person / $25.00 per person at the door Age limit: All ages

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National Award Winners

Press Release

The Shana Stack Band wins 2 national awards
Band of the Year and the Fans Choice Award


Nashville, TN, Monday, July 1, 2013: The Independent Country Music Association, located in Nashville, Tennessee, the Country Music Capital of the World, announced today the winners of their 2nd Annual Independent Country Music Association Awards.

The Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) exists to educate, evaluate, and promote indie country music. The Shana Stack Band, comprised of all New Hampshire musicians (Shana Stack, Ed Leavitt, John Sanchez, Kurt Ekstrom and Kevin Miller), was nominated in 3 categories: Country Band of the Year, Album of the Year, for their sophomore album, “What You See Is What You Get” along with the Fans Choice Award. The Band of the Year and Album of the Year categories were voted on by the Association while the Fans Choice Award was voted on and determined solely by the fans.

The Shana Stack Band began the journey of rallying their over 1,500 fans on Facebook and live audiences to begin voting for the Fans Choice Award. The fans began a grassroots campaign to win the Fans Choice Award. The voting began in April and ended on June 30, 2013.

In a press release on the evening of July 1, by Alan Shephard Sr., President of the Independent Country Music Association, written to all members and nominees (winners) of the vast array of awards, The Shana Stack Band was named for both the Fans Choice Award and Country Band of the Year.

The Shana Stack Band members were ecstatic about the news. They are also a humble group of musicians. “We couldn’t do this without all of our fans, friends and families. Our families give up a lot of family-time to allow us to play music.” They are appreciative of all of the support they receive during the year. “The Fans Choice Award means so much to us. It shows that the fans really approve of what we do. They are what make this adventure fun and exciting.”

Congratulations to The Shana Stack Band on all of their success. They are really moving forward in their endeavors. The band has just released their third album, “Every Now and Then”, which sold over 100 copies, prior to its release date in June 2013. The band will be performing 17 dates in July and will travel thousands of miles all across New England to perform for the fans. They have opened for Country Superstars, such as Reba McEntire, Sugarland, Travis Tritt and will be opening for Rascal Flatts on Saturday, August 2 at Meadowbrook in Gilford, New Hampshire. You can view their website and order their latest CD by visiting www.shanastack.com/music