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Contact: Anna Proctor
Phone: (615) 327-0100
 
THE COUNTRY NETWORK AND CMT PREMIERING SHANE MICHAEL TAYLOR'S POWERFUL & IMPACTFUL VIDEO I’M GIVING IN
Shane Michael Taylor, a songwriter and inspirational quadriplegic with severe cerebral palsy, will be shining a spotlight on an often overlooked abuse in the healthcare industry with his latest music video I’m Giving In,  premiering this week. Starting Monday, fans will get their first opportunity to view the heart wrenching video when it premieres on The Country Network at 7:30 AM.  Full air dates and times for the week can be found below.  Then, on Friday, July 23, the video will be available to stream on CMT at  www.cmt.com/cmt-music-videos.
 
"As an artist, my goal is to use my own experiences to help other people, especially those who may be unable to speak up for themselves," says Shane. "Because I physically depend on others for my day-to-day survival, I have a number of powerful experiences when it comes to healthcare workers.  There is a serious problem with the caregiving industry, and it has gotten so bad  that I specifically do not hire licensed caregivers. Throughout my life, I have been terrorized, traumatized and abused by many in the care industry. However, when character and personality are put at the forefront of the hiring process, miracles can happen. I'm living proof of that. This song is living proof of that. I'm here today because of so many wonderful people - often peers - were willing to learn how to help me live life to the fullest and become my caregiver. Anthony is a prime example of this -  he was simply a friend from college who became my caregiver for a while. In addition to daily living activities, we did it all together- laughed, cried, drank, traveled, and supported each other.  He accompanied me to Nashville as I was starting to live my dream and we even wrote a song together. 'Care' is meant to be a verb, but it seems to have lost its meaning. It is my mission to change that since we all need care now as well as in the future."
 
CMT called the video "very inspirational."
Full air date and times for The Country Network:
 
Monday, July 19
7:30 AM and 1:29 PM
 
Tuesday, July 20
6:30 AM and 12:41 PM
 
Wednesday, July 21
8:53 AM and 2:07 PM
 
Thursday, July 22
10:35 AM and 4:28 PM

Friday, July 23
3:28 PM and 11:53 PM
 
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Shane teamed up with Anthony Druyan and Gene Rabbai to write the inspiring single and paired with Matt Dame to provide the recording vocals. The release is a reflection of the struggles and hardships he dealt with through living with spastic cerebral palsy, but the music video for I’m Giving In portrays a different message that is a driving force behind Shane’s platform as a speaker. As a quadriplegic, he has had to rely on caregivers for daily survival tasks and with that he has endured draining situations that have taken tolls on his mental health. Shane is using this music video to portray the abuse that is unfortunately prevalent in the caregiving industry prompting him to reimagine "care" and client-caregiver relationships.
 
The I’m Giving In music video release week will be celebrated by a video release event on Friday, July 23 at the 404 Bar in Nashville that evening. The event will host Shane Michael Taylor in a Q&A setting to help shine a spotlight on the uplifting work Shane is doing to promote healthier practices in the caregiver industry.
 
Full details on the video release event are below.
 
Event details:  
Date: Friday, July 23  
Time: 5:00 PM  
Location: 404 Bar 
Address: 404 Elysian Fields Rd, Nashville, TN 37211 
 
Shane's I'm Giving In release roll out kicked off with The Country Note exclusively premiering the first full audio stream. That was followed by a release day feature on Country Music Chat/Country Sway’s “Undiscoverable, Notable, & Highly Addictive New Music Releases." Country music fans were also able to stream Shane’s latest work on the Academy of Country Music’s New Music Friday Playlist placing him “shoulder to shoulder” with hit makers such as Thomas Rhett, Brian Kelley, Ashley McBryde, Chris Janson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Tracy Lawrence, Tyler Hubbard, Miranda Lambert, Ronnie Milsap and Ashley Monroe.

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About Shane Michael Taylor
 
Shane Michael Taylor is a remarkable man who has overcome obstacles and transcended physical limitations to become a respected author, songwriter and motivational speaker. Shane navigates the world in a wheelchair battling daily with communication hurdles as a result of being born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, a developmental disorder affecting movement, speech and posture. Making excuses, however, was never an option for this Waterbury, CT native, who taught himself to type with his nose at the age of five.
 
Fueled by his lifelong love of country music and an unrelenting desire to shatter stereotypes, Shane earned a college degree in Music Business and began making frequent visits to Nashville to co-write with prominent Music City songwriters like Lorna Flowers and Mason Douglas.
 
Shane is living out his life purpose by using his creativity and enthusiasm to inspire and entertain people through music, books and lectures to live life to their fullest potential.
 
Website: ShaneMT.com
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