Bryan Shayne was born in Louisiana. He started playing guitar as soon as he could hold one on his lap and sang every chance he got (whether anyone wanted to hear him or not – :)). After serving his country in the military, he began pursuing his musical interests again. He played with several very popular local bands in Mississippi and even played guitar for Percy Sledge with a band called Borderline. Although Bryan was a Cajun living in Mississippi, he heard and answered the call from Texas.
“Texas has always been where I belong. I lived here as a child and no other place has ever felt as much like home” – Bryan Shayne. Bryan’s musical influences include Steve Wariner, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, the Zac Brown Band, and his aunt Mary (a nationally recognized gospel singer). He loves to listen to Texas Country artists the likes of Charlie and Bruce Robison, Randy Rogers, HoneyBrowne, and Cory Morrow.
Fun fact about Bryan: Although he is from Louisiana originally, his great uncle 8 generations ago (Isaac Ryan), fell in the Alamo during those fateful 13 days back in 1836. That’s a neat relation to have for a Louisiana boy!