Winner - Country Artist of the Year

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The Shana Stack Band wins Country Artist of the Year
7th Annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards

Plymouth, MA, Saturday, March 21, 2015:  The Limelight Magazine, located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, announced today the winners of their 7th Annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards. 

Founded in October 2006, Limelight Magazine is one of the leading online destinations for coverage of the New England music scene and beyond, providing readers with exclusive interviews with musicians from all genres of music.

After five years of publication, including 12 issues, the print version of Limelight Magazine moved its operations completely online, while always reserving the right for another print issue.

Besides its online efforts, Limelight Magazine is committed to supporting the local music scene of New England with its annual music awards ceremony in the late winter/early spring. Each year dozens of musicians have been recognized for their immense creativity and talent.

The Shana Stack Band, comprised of all New Hampshire musicians (Shana Stack, Ed Leavitt, John Sanchez, Kurt Ekstrom and Alec Derian), was nominated in the Country Artist of the Year category.  The Limelight Magazine Music Awards received hundreds of perspective nominations and narrowed the field down to 15 categories and chose only 8 artists/groups to be represented in each category. They also chose the band "New England" to receive their Legend Award and "Robin Lane" to receive their Unsung Hero Award.  Ashley Jordan was the Master of Ceremonies for the awards show. 

At the awards ceremony presented at The Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, MA, Saturday evening, The Shana Stack Band was announced as this year’s Country Artist of the Year for the 7th Annual Limelight Magazine Awards.  The Shana Stack Band members were thrilled about the news.  Shana Stack Davis, Ed Leavitt and Kurt Ekstrom accepted the award on the bands behalf.  Shana spoke to the audience with sincerity with “Thank you for everyone that voted. I want to introduce this man right here, he is a genius, Ed Leavitt.  He is our songwriter.  We have put out 4 original albums in the last 4 years.  This is Kurt (Ekstrom) our drummer, I'm Shana.  Nice to meet you all.  Thank you everyone who voted.  And thank you to a very special guy in the audience, Conrad Farnham, we call him our Honey Badger, he's our Manager and he works wonders, we love him.  So thank you very much.”  The Shana Stack Band is appreciative of all of the support they receive during the year.  “Being awarded Country Act of the Year last year at the New England Music Awards and being nominated again this year for the Band of the Year is such an honor.  We were surprised and thrilled at just being nominated for a Limelight Award and we were honored to be in the category along with so many amazing artists like Ben Cesare, Kate Cameron, Matt Casey, Alec MacGillivray, Katie Perkins, Marian Rose and congratulations to Brianna Grace for being awards the Runner Up in the Country Artist of the Year category.  Congratulations to all of the nominees and winner from the 7th Annual Limelight Magazine Awards."

The list of awards The Shana Stack Band has won over the last few years range from Country Band of the Year and the Fans Choice Award by the Independent Country Music Association, to Wiles Magazine's World's Best Indie Artist to their awards for Country Act of the Year by the New England Music Awards and now Country Artist of the Year by Limelight Magazine.  The band never takes these awards for granted and realize it is the fans and their family that are the drive behind their success.  "Winning awards is great, but what these awards really show, is that  the fans and the music industry really approve of what we are doing.  The fans are really what make this adventure fun, exciting and sincerely rewarding.  We look forward to doing what we love, making music, for years to come.”

The band has released 4 albums in 4 years, "Then and Now" 2014, "Every Now and Then" 2013, "What You See Is What You Get" 2012 and "You Can't Make Me Fall" 2011. 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 the Band Perry and in September will be opening for Little Big Town at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, NH.  

You can view their website and order their latest CD by visiting www.ShanaStack.com

Congratulations again to The Shana Stack Band on their latest award and wish them luck on their nomination for Band of the Year for the New England Music Awards which will be held at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
 

Band of the Year Nominee

Thank you for voting for The Shana Stack Band on their nomination for Band of the Year for the 4th Annual New England Music Awards.  Voting began on Thursday, January 1 and ended on Saturday, February 28.

The 4th Annual New England Music Awards will be presented on Saturday, April 18 in Foxboro, MA at Showcase Live.

The band is honored to be nominated and humbled by the fans and their constant support.

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Opening for Little Big Town

The Shana Stack Band, reigning New England Music Awards Country Act of the Year and now nominee for Band of the Year for the New England Music Awards and up for Country Artist of the Year by the Limelight Music Awards, to open for Little Big Town at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  The Shana Stack Band takes the stage at 5:30 PM. 

Use Promo Code SSLBT for a chance to win a meet and greet with Little Big Town. Also appearing, David Nail and Ashley Monroe.

Order your tickets by clicking here or on the poster.

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.

Winner - 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 had a full length feature in the Wiles Magazine.  Click here to read the full article. 
 

Winner - Country Act of the Year

Upcoming Events

Dancin' in the Barn - Fundraiser Event

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Miracles in Motion, 118 Wyman Road, Keene, New Hampshire

 

Lots of food, fun and entertainment for the entire family.

Line Dancing Lessons between musical performance by The Shana Stack Band.

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM games and meet the horses

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Shana Stack Band with line dancing lessons during band breaks.

Miracles in Motion Mission Statement:

Miracles in Motion is dedicated to providing the “Miracle” of therapeutic horseback riding to improve the physical, emotional, cognitive and social lives of individuals with special needs. www.mimnh.org

Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center's Mission is to enrich, educate and expand the lives of individuals with special needs through Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT). www.sovtrc.org

Games: $1.00 Raffles: 50/50 Food vendors

If you are unable to attend the event, you can also donate to this great cause by visiting: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=GrMD0jE83Cw4rBvpwgRw6uLxrMd88vUikueEydhZA8lMFW4dnI5sb77RS6O&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8de62a88b92df045c56447d40d60b23a7c

Adults $10 / Children 6-12 $5.00 / Children 5 and under FREE Age limit: All ages

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Jun6

PRIVATE EVENT: Franklin Pierce University Alumni Reunion

 

Private Event held for the Alumni of Franklin Pierce University.

Age limit: All ages

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Jun17

Gorham Summer Concert Series / Community BBQ

Gorham Common, Main Street, Gorham, New Hampshire

 

Free Summer Concert for the entire family.

Rain Date is necessary from Tuesday, June 16.

Free Age limit: All ages

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Jun20

Red I Saloon

648 John Stark Highway, Newport, New Hampshire

 

The Shana Stack Band returns to the Red I Saloon for another summer concert on the deck. Come out to have a great night and great food. Great fire pits out back for those cool nights.

Age limit: All ages

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Jun27

Hebron Summer Concert Series

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Hebron Common, Hebron, New Hampshire

 

Free concert for the entire family.

Free and open to the public Age limit: All ages

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Jul2

Exeter Summer Concert Series

Swasey Parkway, Exeter, New Hampshire

 

Free summer concert for the entire family.

Free and open to the public Age limit: All ages

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Jul7

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, July 12.

Free and Open to the Public Age limit: All ages

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Jul11

Waxy O'Connor's

401 Winchester Street, Keene, New Hampshire

 

Anyone wearing a Shana Stack Band shirt that starts a bar tab will get $5 off...(tab must be $20.00 or more). This deal will be available every time The Shana Stack Band plays at Waxy's!

Shirts will be available for purchase this Saturday. Be sure to get the no expiration coupon. Oh yeah, you can wash this coupon and it won't get ruined....actually, PLEASE DO wash this coupon (t-shirt) after spending a night dancing at Waxy's!

See you all Saturday!

No Cover Charge Age limit: 21+

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Jul12

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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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