SHAWN PERRY Releases Debut Album ‘All American Heartbreak’

Hot on the heels of Shawn Perry’s debut album All American Heartbreak, The Pure Rock Shop caught some live action during his supporting performance of Mr. Big last night at Cleveland, Ohio’s Agora ballroom.

As he announced the new album and new single “Hookin’ Up” which is available via Neon Belly Records distributed by The Label Group / Virgin Music Group, we were treated to a thirty-minute opening set at the show.  We are told that the album will be available on all streaming platforms and will be for sale on all digital storefronts with physical copies of All American Heartbreak which will be available on CD and LUXURY Vinyl in select brick and mortar locations and on But, last night the Cleveland crowd had first dibs on the physical copies, which Shawn offered to autograph on site.

The album, much like his live show, is a genre twisting blend of hard rock, country, metal, vintage hip-hop and pop. “All my favorite things,” says Perry. He adds, “I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it. I hope it brings a smile to your face, and proves that real musicians, playing real instruments, releasing products you can hold in your hand, touch, feel and smell are not dead, but are in fact poised for a comeback.”

The song “Hookin’ Up” will be released as a single with the album. The song was inspired by the real life romance of a friend who met his wife on Tinder. Shawn Perry later officiated their wedding. The line (falling’ down drunk eating chicken in a bathtub) was inspired from a line of dialogue from the short lived Kate Walsh TV show Bad Judge.

All songs’ music and lyrics are by Shawn Perry, with “Amen” co-written by Shawn Perry and Keven Thiede.  The album was produced by Shawn Perry and Ben Schigel, known for his work with Walls of Jericho, Drowning Pool, Chimera, and Machine Gun Kelly. The track “Lawnchair” was produced by Christian Davis Stalnecker, who has worked with El Debarge and Backstreet Boys.

Recording took place at Spider Studios in Cleveland, Ohio, Rock-N-Roll Dojo in Vermilion, Ohio, and The Castle in Nashville, Tennessee.  Ben Schigel mixed the album, except for “Lawnchair,” which was mixed by Christian Davis Stalnecker.  The album was mastered by Grammy Winner Maor Appelbaum in Los Angeles, California, with the vinyl remaster done by Welcome to 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Album Roster:

Shawn Perry: Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Keys
Corey Linden: Guitars Vocals
Steve Albenze: Guitars
David Romwebber: Guitars
Greg Henry: Drums
Jeff Koteles: Drums
Russ Richards: Keys
Ben Schigel: Keys, Percussion
Carlos Flores: Bass
Paul Lewis Bass:
Genevive Gilbert: Violin
Additional Vocals: King Pala, Tyler Choen, John Calo, Lauren Koteles, Maryssa Elayne, Christian Davis Stalnecker

Shawn Perry is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and entrepreneur known across the globe for his signature blend of big hooks, searing guitars, good times and raisin’ hell. Shawn Perry was in tens of millions of households around the world during his time on the MTV series MADE, and various appearances on VH1, NBC, FOX, several independent films.

Over his career, Shawn Perry and his various musician projects have shared the stage and lineup card with numerous music legends, including: Poison, Warrant, Guns-N-Roses, The Darkness, Slash, Creed, Korn, Megadeth, Puddle of Mudd, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Chimera, Chickenfoot, Motionless in White, Jackyl, Volbeat, Queensryche, Rob Zombie, Skillet, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, Michael Stanley, Killswitch Engage, Powerman 5000, The Guess Who, and Hellyeah. Heck, he has even played a show with actor Corey Feldman of “Goonies” and “Lost Boys” fame…ah, the memories…

Since Shifting his focus to a solo career in 2015 with the release his debut EP Country Girls Shawn Perry and his band have performed at some of the largest festivals in Ohio (Rockin’ on the River, and Ohio Bike week, Country, Blues and BBQ Festival).

They have also been fixtures at some of the top music venues in the Midwest including: The world- famous Cleveland Agora, The Odeon, The Thirsty Cowboy, Lyman Harbour and Jewel’s Dance Hall, sharing the stage with world class artist like Saving Abel, Aaron Carter, Sponge, Blessid Union of Souls, Finger Eleven, We Are Harlot (featuring members of Asking Alexandria), Demun Jones (formerly of Rehab), The Devil You Know (helmed by ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones), Charlie Farley and Country legend Colt Ford. They have also appeared on the Fox 8 Morning Show and had their music featured on I heart media’s (Clear Channel) nationally syndicated morning show Rover’s Morning Glory.

In 2019 Shawn Perry and his crew released the single Lawnchair” to critical and commercial acclaim. The song was recorded by Grammy winning producer Christian Davis at the Castle in Nashville and mastered by Grammy winner Maor Applebaum in Los Angeles. The song made it’s debut on the country charts in March 2019 and has been steadily climbing ever since. In 2020 Shawn Perry and his band hit the studio to record ten new songs for their new album Throwin’ Shade.

The first single from the album “Six Feet Apart,” a U2 inspired power anthem, was released in October 2020 to critical and fan acclaim. In June of 2021 “Lawnchair” which will be included on the forthcoming album Throwin” Shade was re-released through TLG Entertainment/Universal once again earning rave reviews for it’s fun in sun good time vibes. Shawn Perry will be releasing several singles throughout the rest of 2021 starting with the barn burner “Hardrock Hillbilly” before dropping the rest of the album at the end of the year.

Shawn Perry and his band are endorsed artists for Ernie Ball/Music Man, Gibson, EVH Amps, Mapex Drums and Sabian Cymbals.  For More Information Please Visit Shawn Perry’s Official Website

News posted by Editor and founder Kara Marie Uhrlen posted on 5/25/2024.  All live photos © Kara Uhrlen for The Pure Rock Shop.

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