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Outshyne visit

Outshyne visit

South Carolina natives and Outshyne band members Waylon Owings, Josh Coleman, Casey Joe Kelly, Jason Paxton, and Matthew “Smiley” Norris, have been making music together since 2007.

“We were a group of friends who wanted to have fun,” said Coleman. “We never thought about doing music for a living, and we all had day jobs. But our fan base began growing so fast. We were playing around the Carolinas and other places started calling, so our tour base kept expanding.” The band’s formation was a natural outcome of the members’ friendship and common bond of music. The band’s unique name came about in a similarly laid-back, organic fashion. “We had a friend who had a party and wanted us to play at it,” said Coleman. “Our bass player said he wouldn’t play if we didn’t have a name, so we put name ideas in a hat, and Outshyne is what we drew.”

The band’s catchy songs incorporate a Country-pop sheen, and their unique vocal blending sounds almost akin to family harmonies. The band now plays approximately 200 dates per year. Earlier this year, Outshyne signed with Buddy Lee Attractions for booking.

The band recently visited MusicRow‘s office in Nashville to perform songs from their upcoming project. They offered their current single, “Night With Your Name On It,” which recently began gaining traction on SiriusXM. The song was co-written by MusicRow‘s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year for 2014, Cole Swindell. They followed with “Moonlight Crush” and “Ain’t,” a song that is slated for their next album. Their previous album was produced by Chip Matthews and Jeffrey Steele.

Though the band is often in Nashville, writing and recording, their roots are still in South Carolina. “We’re still debating the move to Nashville,” said Josh. “We all have families in South Carolina, but we are in Nashville a lot.”


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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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