“Shawn Lane is the epitome of a triple threat ~ one of the greatest singers, songwriters, and musicians to ever live. Shawn is one of those artists who always delivers quality music. I love his new song, I Met the Man, and can’t wait to hear the whole album! I’m such a fan!” ~ Sierra Hull, GRAMMY Nominee and IBMA Award Winner.
Shawn Lane is a three-time GRAMMY Nominee and 27-time IBMA Award Winner with Blue Highway. Shawn recently appeared on CBS-TV on The Late Show with Dan Tyminski .. and in answer to audience demand is headlining a number of solo shows and releasing an album with his family this Fall. Shawn was nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year .. and was the songwriter and lead vocalist on IBMA Song of the Year nominees “Sounds of Home” and “Born with a Hammer in My Hand” (co-penned with Tim Stafford), recorded with Blue Highway. His first solo album “All For Today” was named in the Top 10 Bluegrass Albums of the Year by CMT. Shawn has performed live or recorded with artists including Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski, Larry Sparks, Lee Ann Womack, Kenny Chesney, Doyle Lawson, Ronnie Bowman, Tony Rice, and Willie Nelson, to name a few. Shawn began his career in the bands of 15-time GRAMMY winner Ricky Skaggs and Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson. Shawn co-founded supergroup Blue Highway in 1994 and the space-age I-Tone Picks in 2016.
Shawn Lane's dad nearly died in April 2016. He was in a coma on life support for 17 days. But Butch Lane came back with a story to tell. Shawn tells the story beautifully and powerfully in a new single releasing on May 15, 2018 ...
I MET THE MAN.
" My dad Butch Lane had a massive stroke in April 2016. He went into a coma after being flown to the university Stroke Center. He was in a coma for two weeks on life support with a machine breathing for him. Doctors said much of his brain was completely dead, with 90% of his brain stem affected. All doctors agreed that if Dad did come out of the coma, he would never regain any body function from his neck down. They asked our family to talk about taking Dad off life support, if we thought that would be his wish.
My mom told the doctors, “We are going to wait, and give him a chance to come back.”
After 17 days, my dad woke up, able to answer questions only with his eyes. Looking up meant ‘Yes,’ and looking down meant ‘No.’ After two months, Dad started moving his arms, and then his legs. After four months, the doctors decided to take the trach out of his neck. When they did, he started to talk.
My dad said, “Not many people get to do what I just got to do.”
We asked, “What’s that?”
He said, “I met the Man.”
Then Dad said, “He reached down and grabbed me, and He said, ‘I can’t let you go now.’ He grabbed my arm and pulled me back.”
That’s all my dad could say before emotions overwhelmed him.
I asked him later, “Dad, what did He look like?”
Dad said, “It was like a mist, and then He was standing there.”
To this day, that’s all he can say before emotions overwhelm him.
In nothing short of a miracle, my dad eventually regained his ability to walk and talk.
And he tells everyone who comes to see him, “Don’t you ever think there ain’t a God, because I saw Him…”
I MET THE MAN. "