Following up his record-setting #1 earlier this year, today, PLATINUM-selling artist Jade Eagleson is giving classic country lovers a reason to get up and dance with the release of his new single “Shakin’ In Them Boots.” Fueled by a leading up-tempo fiddle and classic dobro licks, “Shakin’ In Them Boots” is bringing the energy of Eagleson’s live show to speakers across the country.
This release marks Eagleson’s first new music since the release of his acclaimed sophomore album Honkytonk Revival, late last year (11.21). Premiered at his hometown show this summer where Eagleson was honoured with the Hometown Hero Award, “Shakin’ In Them Boots,” with its driving four-on-the-floor tempo, has had the crowds up and dancing since the very first listen.
“This is a fun one,” said Eagleson of the new single. “There aren’t a ton of up-tempo songs out there that have country roots like this, which is why I knew we had to put it out. The fiddle really drives it and is what makes you want to jump up and tap those toes as soon as it starts. The band and I are loving playing this one live and it’s been great seeing the fans react to it in such a big way already. Hopefully, people have as much fun listening to it as we’ve been having playing it.”
Written by James Barker, Blake Pendergrass, and Jacob Durrett, “Shakin’ In Them Boots” brings the sounds of Eagleson’s traditional seven-piece band to life with the harmonies of the timeless neo-traditional country he’s become known for. Recorded live off the floor, the new single paints the picture of a carefree date night taking that special someone out two-steppin’.
Just last month, Eagleson scored six 2022 CCMA Awards nominations, making him the most nominated male artist for this year, and was also announced as a performer for the upcoming Awards broadcast. Scoring the most nominations in a single year in his career, Eagleson saw nods for Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Fans’ Choice, as well as two nominations in the Single of the Year category.
Eagleson has made quite the mark on the international country music scene in his short years. Boasting 250+ Million Global Streams and 93M+ views on YouTube since the debut of his self-titled album (2020), which holds three GOLD-certified and one PLATINUM-certified singles and the title of the most globally streamed debut album by a Canadian-signed country artist. Eagleson is currently the only male Canadian country artist ever to land three back-to-back #1s (“She Don’t Know,” “All Night to Figure it Out,” “More Drinkin’ Than Fishin'” feat Dean Brody) off only his second full-length album release – Honkytonk Revival – following in the footsteps of his longtime hero Shania Twain, who is the only other Canadian country artist in history to do the same.
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.