Like America, Chuck Shaw began his adventure in the East. From there both stories, of nation and artist, sweep westward, drawing from new surroundings, absorbing what each station on their way has to offer.
America’s journey is still underway. But in a sense Chuck Shaw has found what he was looking for: a place where he can put down roots and nurture his unique artistry.
For Shaw, that place is, as someone once crooned, deep in the heart of Texas. He’s been there for just a few years but that’s time enough for him to know he has come home. With his love for old-school country music, his ability to write songs nourished by that tradition and sing them with rare expression, this is where he has always belonged.
“Even when I was in high school back in New Jersey, I knew I was probably going to end up in Texas,” he reflects. “And later, when I was in Colorado and Wyoming, friends kept telling me, ‘You need to move to Texas. You sound like you belong there. That’s where the real stuff is.’”