Band Biography

Winner of Band of the Year by the New England Music Awards and Country Artist of the Year by the Limelight Magazine, The Shana Stack Band is one of the leading entertainers in New England.

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 World's Best Indie Band by Wiles Magazine and most recently winner for Band of the Year by the New England Music Awards and winner of Country Artist of the Year by the Limelight Music Awards, 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 current 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, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, 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, Lake Sunapee Yacht Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea Bath & Tennis Club, Tupelo Music Hall, Meadowbrook Pavilion, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Toby Keith's Bar & Grill and the Big E Fair!  In September the band opened for the Vocal Group of the Year by the Country Music Association, Little Big Town and later in the month opened for Craig Morgan and Aaron Parker at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The band also opened for Toby Keith and Aaron Lewis on the Main Stage of the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. They will be performing on the Magic Hat Stage at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion to support the Brad Paisley, Kane Brown and Dan Tyminski concert in August 2018.

The Shana Stack 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" was released at the end of July 2014.  The band returned to the studio in April 2017 to finish working on another music project. In late 2017 the band released their first official music video to their original song, I Need A Day, written by Ed Leavitt and Pat Kelley.

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

Booking Inquiry

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Now Playing on the Following Radio Stations

Evolvement Radio - EvolvementRadio.com
Super Indie Show - Hamilton Radio - HamiltonRadio.net
Evenings with Suzy Keith - Music Road Radio - MusicRoadEntertainment.com
Kick Ass Country - Pueblo, CO - http://streema.com/radios/Kickass_Country
Today's Country with Tim Kelley - Music Road Radio - MusicRoadEntertainment.com
Ocean 104.7, The Cheap Seats - http://www.ocean1047.com/on-air/the-cheap-seats/
New Country Music, Iceman Style - Best Country Radio - BestCountryRadio.com

Music

Brand New Music Video: I Need A Day

Opening for Toby Keith and Aaron Lewis on the Main Stage

New England Music Award - Band of the Year

The Cannery Music Hall Montage

Awards & Accomplishments

The Shana Stack Band's Awards
  • 2016 - Live Act of the Year for the Limelight Magazine Awards, Dartmouth, MA
  • 2015 - Band of the Year winner for the New England Music Awards, Foxborough, MA
  • 2015 - Country Artist of the Year winner for the Limelight Magazine Awards, Dartmouth, MA
  • 2014 - World's Best Indie Band winner, Wiles Magazine
  • 2014 - Country Act of the Year winner for the New England Music Awards, Lowell, MA
  • 2013 - Band of the Year Winner for the Independent Country Music Association, Nashville, TN
  • 2013 - Fans Choice Award Winner for the Independent Country Music Association, Nashville, TN
  • 2013 - Album of the Year nominee for the Independent Country Music Association, Nashville, TN
  • 2011 - Cider Magazine's Country Band of the Year
Shana Stack's Awards
  • Several time winner of Female Vocalist of the Year for the NH CMA (NH Country Music Association)
  • Several time winner of Female Entertainer of the Year for the NH CMA (NH Country Music Association)
  • Several time winner of Vocal Duo of the Year for the NH CMA (NH Country Music Associaton)
  • CD of the Year "Can't Slow Down" for the NH CMA
  • Several time winner of NICS Female Vocalist of the Year (North East Invitational Country Showdown)
  • Several time winner of NICS Female Entertainer of the Year (North East Invitational Country Showdown)
  • Several time winner of NICS Duo of the Year (North East Invitational Country Showdown)
  • Several time winner at NACMAI nationals held in TN (North American Country Music Association International)
  • Contestant on "Community Auditions" shown on WBZ TV
Ed Leavitt's Awards
  • Male Vocalist of the Year, Runner up (Limelight Magazine Music Awards)

Reviews from promoters and bookers

Toby Keith's Production Manager
Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you, Shana and Band for being with us in Gilford.
We didn't get a lot of time to visit, it was a little hectic and my apologies for that, but I hope you all had a good time overall.
I will close wishing you safe travels and again thank you.

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
I am pleased to be able to write this letter of recommendation for The Shana Stack Band.  I have worked with The Shana Stack Band for 2 years now, once in 2011 when they opened for Reba McEntire and again this year when they opened to a SOLD OUT crowd for Sugarland.  When it comes to their performance, professionalism, and ability to entertain they are at the top of the list.  They play music that everyone can enjoy and, more importantly, can dance to!  I highly recommend them as entertainment people can relate to and fully enjoy.  I know they will be back here for many years to come and I hope you will consider them for your event as well.

Monadnock Radio Group VP/General Manager
My name is Bob Cox and I am the VP/GM for the Monadnock Radio Group based in Keene, NH. The MRG is a seven station cluster serving Southwest NH, Southern Vermont, and Western Massachusetts. I’m writing in support of the Shana Stack Band. Over the past several years I have had the pleasure of hiring and working with Shana and her band. They have been part of our WINQ Country Concert Series, Our Swamp bats Baseball (NECBL) pre game parties, bar nights, and plenty of other Radio Station promotions. They are hardworking, dedicated to their business and craft, and quite popular.
 
Program Manager at 98.7 WINK Country
I am writing a quick note on behalf of the Shana Stack Band.  I find them to be exceptionally talented and ready to provide your customers with a great night of entertainment. I have watched Shana's career grow over the last three years from playing local bars to opening up for Sugarland and Reba among others.  I thought she was really good a few years ago.  Now, I think she is great!  Her band is comprised of nice people, and talented musicians who love what they do and it shows with their performance.
We have used them for station functions on numerous occasions and I have found their high energy and great attitude are an added bonus to our events.  With Shana and the Band you are getting a group of musicians whose stock is rising.  I plan to continue to use them for our events going forward and I hope that you will give them an opportunity to show you what they can do.

D.C. Hathaway, Imperial Beach, CA
Shana, me AND my viewers on D.C. Coast To Coast love your music so much!!! Thanks for being a part of the D.C. Coast To Coast family on the USA FM & LIVESTREAM. If you are ever in San Diego I hope you will stop by the studio to hang out for awhile as we spin your music!!

Wedding Couple - Goodspeed
Words can't express how thankful and ecstatic we are for the success of our weekend long wedding party. Without question, The Shana Stack Band played a major roll in the joy of our special day celebration. Your artistry and energy impressed all in attendance. We can't thank you enough for the time and effort spent on mastering "I need you" for our first dance, ..... Beyond the bands obvious talents and stage presence, I should also mention our appreciation for the groups professionalism and personable manner. The final result was a sense that The Shana Stack Band was part of our family.... Another special thanks for spending time with our cousin, she's a huge country music fan, you made her night and then some...You're a 1st class act with the kind of personality and character that makes country artists unique in your own right...We could go on and on, but trust that our thanks and appreciation are clearly apparent...

Venues Performed

Large Venues
  • Opening for Craig Morgan and Aaron Parker at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester, NH (2015)
  • Opening for Toby Keith on the CruCon Main Stage, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2015)
  • Opening for Aaron Lewis on the CruCon Main Stage, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2015)
  • Turning Stone Casino, Tin Rooster, Verona, NY
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Pre-Race Stage before Travis Tritt Concert, Loudon, NH
  • Northern New England Parks & Recreation Annual Meeting, Attitash, NH
  • Opening Act for The Band Perry at the Bank of New Hampshire Meadowbrook Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2014)
  • Opening Act for Sugarland at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2012)
  • Opening Act for Reba McEntire at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion , Gilford, NH
  • Opening Act for Rascal Flatts at the Meadowbrook  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2013)
  • Opening Act for Little Big Town at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2015)
  • Opening Act for David Nail at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2015)
  • Opening Act for Ashley Monroe at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2015)
  • Opening Act for Eric Paslay at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2014)
  • Opening Act for Brad Paisley at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2018)
  • Opening Act for Kane Brown at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2018)
  • Opening Act for Dan Tyminski at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH (2018)
  • Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA
  • Boston Sheraton Hotel, Boston, MA
  • Tupelo Music Hall, White River Junction, VT
  • Lake Sunapee Yacht Club, Sunapee, NH
  • Manchester-by-the-Sea Bath and Tennis Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
  • M/S Mount Washington, Kickin' Country Cruise, Weirs Beach, NH
  • The Big E (Eastern States Exposition), Springfield, MA
  • Country at Home Series, Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH
  • 27th Annual WOKQ Chowderfest, Portsmouth, NH
  • WOKQ Country Fest (Headliner Act), Portsmouth, NH
  • 1st Annual Cider Magazine Awards, Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Memory Lane Music Hall, Standish, ME
  • Club Celsius, Lowell Winterfest, Lowell, MA
  • Walker Lecture Series Concerts, Concord City Auditorium, Concord, NH
  • Mountain Meadow Event Center, Canaan, NH
  • Tunbridge World's Fair, Tunbridge, VT
Other Venues
  • Scores Sports Bar & Grille (Corporate Sponsor), Keene, NH
  • Surfside 5, Salisbury, MA
  • Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, Foxborough, MA
  • The Barrel Saloon, Albany, NY
  • Waxy O'Connor's, Keene, NH
  • Waxy O'Connor's, Plainville, CT
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Lite Lobster Lounge, Loudon, NH
  • Circle 9 Ranch, Epsom, NH
  • Lakes Region Casino, Belmont, NH
  • McCues, Keene, NH
  • Shenanigans, White River Junction, VT
  • Brookline Events Center, Brookline, NH
  • Pistol Pub, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford, NH
  • Kelley's Row, Dover, NH
  • Red I Saloon, Newport, NH
  • Club O.G., Laconia, NH
  • LLD's, Tyngsboro, MA
  • Murphy's Taproom, Manchester, NH
  • Club ManchVegas, Manchester, NH
  • Whippersnappers, Londonderry, NH
  • The Derryfield Country Club, Manchester, NH
  • Captain Carlo's, Gloucester, MA
  • Country Strong Saloon, Milford, NH
  • Bonfire Country, Manchester, NH
  • Taverne on the Square, Claremont, NH
  • Time-Out Americana Grill, Claremont, NH
  • The Engine Room, White River Junction, VT
  • Stonewood Tavern, Peabody, MA
  • Stumble Inn, Londonderry, NH
 
    Summer Concerts
    • Keene Summer Concert Series, Keene, NH
    • Lynnfield Summer Concert Series, Lynnfield, MA
    • Derry Summer Concert Series, Derry, NH
    • Plymouth Summer Concert Series, Plymouth, NH
    • Milford Summer Concert Series, Milford, NH
    • Hampstead Summer Concert Series, Hampstead, NH
    • Westborough Summer Concert Series, Westborough, MA
    • Merrimack Summer Concert Series, Merrimack, NH
    • Woodmore Campground, Rindge, NH
    • Running Bear Campground 4th of July Extravaganza, Ascutney, VT
    • Hebron Summer Concert Series, Hebron, NH
    • Danvers Summer Concert Series, Danvers, MA
    • Newport Summer Concert Series, Newport, NH
    • Gorham Summer Concert Series, Gorham, NH
    • Norwich Summer Concert Series, Norwich, VT
    • Antrim Summer Concert Series, Antrim, NH
    • Chichester Old Home Days, Chichester, NH
    • Cider Magazine BBQ, Chester, VT
    • Bethel Summer Concert Series, Bethel, VT
    • Tamworth Campground, Tamworth NH
    • Ben Mere Summer Concert Series, Sunapee, NH
    • Haverhill Summer Concert Series, Woodsville, NH
    • Sunapee Harbor Summer Concert Series, Sunapee Harbor, NH
    • Manchester-By-The-Sea Summer Concert Series, Manchester, MA
    • Concord Summer Concert Series, Concord, NH
    • Sterling Summer Concert Series, Sterling, MA
    • Worcester Out-To-Lunch Summer Concert Series, Worcester, MA
    • Bedford Summer Concert Series, Bedford, MA
    • Fitchburgh Summer Concert Series, Fitchburg, MA
    • River Meadow Campground, Woodsville, NH
    • Hopkinton Summer Concert Series, Hopkinton, NH
    • New Boston Summer Concert Series, New Boston, NH
    • Holderness Summer Concert Series, Holderness, NH
    • Barnstead Summer Concert Series, Barnstead, NH
    • Bristol Summer Concert Series, Bristol, NH
    • Lebanon Summer Concert Series, Lebanon, NH
    • Alton Bay Summer Concert Series, Alton Bay, NH
    • Exeter Summer Concert Series, Exeter, NH
    • Grantham Summer Concert Series, Grantham, NH
    • Upton Summer Concert Series, Upton, MA
    • Hebron Summer Concert Series, Hebron, NH
    • Buzzard's Bay Summer Concert Series, Buzzard's Bay, MA
    • Colchester Summer Concert Series, Colchester, VT
    Fairs and Festivals
    • Stratham Fair, Stratham, NH
    • Belknap County Fair, Belmont, NH
    • Chichester Old Home Day, Chichester, NH
    • Cornish Fair, Cornish, NH
    • Hanover Streetfest, Hanover, NH
    • The Big E Fair, Springfield, MA
    • Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, MA
    • Newbury Harbor Old Home Day, Newbury Harbor, NH
    • Winchester Pickle Festival, Winchester, NH
    • Sage Farm Antiques Autumn Spectacular, Rochester, NH
    • Tunbridge World's Fair, Tunbridge, VT
    Other Events
    • Isles of Shoals WOKQ Cruise, Portsmouth, NH
    • Thomas College Presidential Inaugeration, Waterville Maine
    • Franklin Pierce University, Alumni Event, Rindge, NH
    • 98.7 Wink Country "Hog Wild Harley" Give Away at Monadnock Harley Davidson
    • 98.7 Wink Country Night at the Swamp Bats (N.E. Collegiate Baseball Team)
    • 98.7 Wink Country presents "The Shana Stack Band CD Release Party" (for Alzheimer's Assoc.) Best Western Ball Room Keene, NH
    • Loppet for David's House Charity Event  Eastman Cross Country Center
    • Beta Fraternity, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    • Collis After Dark, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    • Notre Dame Preparatory School, Fitchburg, MA
    • WLNH Children's Auction, Laconia, NH
    • Peterborough Fire and Rescue Fundraiser, Peterborough, NH
    • Miracles in Motion Fundraiser, Keene, NH