The Shootouts release surprise "Digital 45" featuring covers of ELO and Whitney Houston
“To celebrate our Ameripolitan Music Awards nomination, and as a thank you to our supporters for a great 2019, we went into the studio in Nashville with our friends Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson to put our spin on two of our favorite classic hits. We had a blast with these and hope you enjoy them too.” - The Shootouts
The Shootouts nominated for "Best Honky Tonk Band" at the 2020 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Memphis
The Shootouts are thrilled and honored to be nominated for "Best Honky Tonk Group" at the 2020 Ameripolitan MusicAwards taking place at Graceland in Memphis on February 24th.
The band is excited to be a part of all the festivities over that weekend, which includes performances from Reverend Horton Heat, Dale Watson, a special lifetime achievement award for Duane Eddy -- a showcase from The Shootouts -- and much more.
Thanks to all of you who voted for The Shootouts in the nomination process!
The Shootouts to host the 11th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza at the Akron Civic Theatre with special guests The HawtThorns and Gretchen Pleuss December 10, 11 & 12, 2019
Join acclaimed Northeast Ohio singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert for the 11th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza on the historic stage of the Akron Civic Theatre for THREE intimate cabaret performances to benefit the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank on December 10, 11 & 12, 2019.
This Americana variety show will also feature special guests The HawtThorns from Nashville, TN and northeast Ohio singer-songwriter Gretchen Pleuss, along with a different surprise guest at each performance.
This year’s show will feature a blend of holiday classics and songs from The Shootouts’ critically acclaimed worldwide debut album “Quick Draw,” which spent over nine weeks on the Americana Radio Album Chart during the summer of 2019. The album has taken the band all over the country, and nabbed them a nomination for “Best Honky Tonk Group” at the 2020 Ameripolitan Music Awards, taking place in Memphis in February.
During each performance, the Foodbank will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help those in need, including their “Super Six” most needed items -- boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup.
Akron AAA Auto Club, Associated Underwriters Insurance, FirstEnergy and The Summit WAPS-FM are the official sponsors of the Holiday Extravaganza.
Tickets are $20 for general admission or $35 for two (date night special). Tickets are available now at the Akron Civic box office at 330-253-2488 and online at or at all Ticketmaster locations.
The Shootouts to perform at AmericanaFest 2019 in Nashville
The Shootouts will be in Nashville for AmericanaFest 2019, including a set at "The Palamino Rides Again: 70th Anniversary Event" at the East Nashville American Legion Post 82 on Thursday, September 12th. The show runs from noon to 7 PM and features Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores, The HawtThorns and more. The Shootouts perform at 1:45 PM.
Stay tuned for details on more AmericanaFest Shootouts events, including an interview on WSM, and performances at Grimey's and Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge!
The Shootouts to perform with Red Wanting Blue, JD Eicher and more August 24th in Youngstown, OH
A family-friendly day of acoustic music, food, drinks, and good times outside The Soap Gallery on S. Champion Street in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The Shootouts will join Red Wanting Blue, JD Eicher, The Labra Brothers and Paul Pfau.
Gates open at 3:30pm at 117 S. Champion Street in Downtown Youngstown (across from the Covelli Centre and next to The Soap Gallery). Limited seating will be available, but we encourage guests to bring lawn chairs if they'd like to be guaranteed a seat.
$12 in advance / $15 *cash* at the gate / ALL AGES (children under 12 are free)
The Shootouts Tennessee Takeover!
The Shootouts "Tennessee Takeover" starts June 24th and includes performances at Grimey's Music, 3rd & Lindsey, Dee's Country Cocktail, The 5 Spot and radio performances for WMOT and WDVX. For more info, visit the tour page!
"Quick Draw" among Americana Highways Top 10 Albums for May 2019 at Americana Highways
The Shootouts new album "Quick Draw" made the Readers' Favorite Top 10 Albums for May 2019 at Americana Highways, next to Mavis Staples, Justin Townes Earle, Anderson East and more.
Click here to check out the list!
The Shootouts perform for Music Fog...Watch Now!
The Shootouts recently taped a five-song live session for the fine folks at Music Fog, a long-running Youtube channel that promotes and celebrates the Americana music scene.
Watch the Shootouts perform their first single "Cleaning House" live!
For more information on Music Fog, visit MusicFog.com
Wide Open Country debuts "California to Ohio" Video
Thank you to Wide Open Country for premiering the Shootouts new video for "California to Ohio." The song tells the true story of Ron Humbert's 1953 hitchhiking trek from California to Ohio to see his wife and newborn daughter.
Watch the video here
The Shootouts Debut at #47 on the Americana Music Association Album Chart - Week of May 27
The Shootouts are in the TOP 50 on the Americana Music Association Album Chart! In under four weeks “Quick Draw” has climbed from #97 to #47 to break the top 50 — and they ain’t done yet!
Thanks to everyone at the great radio stations around the world who are supporting honky tonk and traditional country music!
View the whole chart here
Country Music People gives "Quick Draw" Five Star Review!
Country Music People is the world's longest running and most respected country music magazine and is published monthly from the UK.
Excerpt from the five star review: "This album captivated me from start to finish: the musicianship, the songs, the delivery, the sweet harmonies, the production ... If real country music floats your boat then prepare to sail far away with this one; it’s more than good, it’s a delight."
Read the full review in the June issue, available at Barnes and Noble and online at
"Quick Draw" available now - Order yours today!
"Quick Draw" is now available for purchase worldwide!
Pick up your copy at our online store, your favorite independent record store or head over to Amazon, iTunes or Target!
"Quick Draw" Music Video Debuts at Adobe and Teardrops
Thanks to our friends at Adobe and Teardrops for debuting the new music video for our title track, "Quick Draw" by Wasted Talent Media. It's an instrumental barn burner written by Shootouts guitarist Brian Poston.
Click here to check out the Adobe and Teardrops video debut!
Click here to check out the Shootouts Youtube Page
"Quick Draw" Limited Edition Vinyl Available Now
The Shootouts new album "Quick Draw" is now available to order on black and translucent red vinyl. Each album comes with a free digital download of the album too! These are limited edition and will go fast!
Pre-order today by clicking here!
"Cleaning House" Music Video Debuts at Americana Highways
Thanks to our friends at Americana Highways for debuting the new music video for our first single, "Cleaning House" by Wasted Talent Media.
Click here to check out the Americana Highways video debut!
Click here to check out the Shootouts Youtube Page
Weekly Guitar "Play Throughs" from Shootouts Guitarist Brian Poston
Every Wednesday until the album release, we’ll be posting guitar" play throughs" of songs from our upcoming album “Quick Draw” from our red-hot guitarist Brian Poston.
Check it out at the Shootouts YouTube page and subscribe for weekly updates!
No Depression: "The Shootouts Mine the Past for Modern Gems"
"The Shootouts approach their music with discipline and playfulness, a winning combination. Though they’ve turned to the past to shape their future, (they) use that lens to perform a true feat of wizardry: dissolving the distance between ourselves and our forebears."
Click here to read the full review!
The Shootouts featured on Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist
The Shootouts have been featured on the Saving Country Music Top 25 playlist next to musical faves like Kacey Musgraves, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Hayes Carll, Caroline Spence, Molly Tuttle and many more.
Check out this killer new music playlist here.
The Shootouts featured on DittyTV Emerging Artists Playlist
DittyTV has included The Shootouts in this week’s Ditty Dozen playlist on Spotify. (March 4th, 2019)
The Ditty Dozen is a weekly-updated playlist dedicated to sharing twelve of the most exciting emerging artists in Americana & Roots music.
Here’s the link to the playlist:
Shootouts National Album Release Party May 10, 2019 in Cleveland
Northeast Ohio honky-tonk outfit The Shootouts will release its national debut album, “Quick Draw,” on Friday, May 10, 2019 via MRI Entertainment/MegaForce Records. The release will be celebrated with a special album release party and concert that evening at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer-songwriter Brent Kirby will open the show. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with an 8:00 p.m. show time.
Tickets are $12 or $35 for a special package including a ticket, the new album on vinyl and a limited edition poster. Tickets are available at the Music Box Supper Club Box Office at 216-242-1250 or online at
The Music Box Supper Club is located in The Flats (next to Shooters and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium) at 1148 Main Ave. in downtown Cleveland. The complete dinner menu is available on
Preorder "Quick Draw" at the Shootouts online store, or at iTunes or Amazon.
The Shootouts to perform with Sheryl Crow, Lake Street Dive and more at Laurelive Music Festival on June 9, 2019
Laurel School, an all-girls (K-12) independent school in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the Cleveland-based Elevation Group announced today the full lineup for LaureLive: Music with a Mission 2019 (#LL2019). Laurelive will kick-off Northeast Ohio's summer in style as Cleveland's Festival returns to Laurel’s gorgeous, 150-acre Butler Campus located at 7420 Fairmount Road, spanning Russell and Chester Townships, Ohio, on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2019.
The Shootouts will perform on Sunday, June 9th with Sheryl Crow, Lake Street Dive, Red Sun Rising, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Trombone Shorty and more.
Weekend Festival Passes, Single-Day Tickets and VIP tickets are onsite now at LaureLive.com and Ticketfly.com
The Bluegrass Situation premieres "Cleaning House"
Head over to The Bluegrass Situation to check out the world premiere of "Cleaning House" -- the first official single from The Shootouts upcoming album "Quick Draw!"
Click here to hear the track and read more about it.
"Quick Draw" Album Release Party to be filmed, broadcast for "LaureLive Cleveland Session"
The Shootouts "Quick Draw" album release party on May 10, 2019 at Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, OH is now part of the LaureLive Cleveland Sessions, and will be filmed and broadcast live on cleveland.com in conjunction with oWOWradio and the fine folks at LaureLive.
If you don’t have your tickets yet, grab them today!
Check out The Americana Roundup, hosted by Shootouts frontman Ryan Humbert
Ryan's radio show, Shooter Sharp's Americana Roundup, airs every Sunday from 9 to 11 AM on The Summit FM, 91.3FM Akron Canton / 90.7 in Youngstown, or online at
The show features the best in americana, country, folk, bluegrass, roots-rock and more!