Shane Profitt didn’t even start playing guitar until about five years ago. His first public performance happened shortly after, thanks to a last-minute offer from a brand-new restaurant in his hometown of Columbia, Tennessee.
“So, I had picked up a guitar, and I had been playin’ for about six months. And there was a Cajun restaurant here in Columbia that had opened up, and they wanted entertainment for their grand openin’. All I had was one guitar. And I had no sound equipment whatsoever. And they had no stage, no, nothin’. Their original plan, they had a full band that they had hired, and they canceled at the last minute. And I had been uploading stuff on Facebook, videos and stuff. Well, the owner had seen that, and she said, ‘Hey, I’ll give you 150 bucks and all you can eat crawfish if you come down here and you sit on a cooler and you play in the middle of the restaurant. So, that’s exactly what I did. I made 600 and somethin’ dollars in tips that night, and I thought, man, I can get down with this.”
Since then, Shane has been on tour with Chris Janson and is now playing all over the country at fairs, music festivals and venues of all sizes. His debut single “How It Oughta Be” has made it to the top 20 on the Billboard Country Airplay singles chart.
By: Buck Stevens