"That was huge," the
Gamble, whose new single "Beautiful Work" goes to more than 300 radio stations in September, will headline the
"If you haven't yet fallen head over heels for
Gamble is coming off the success of his self-titled album and its Top 10 hit on the SiriusXM radio station The Highway, "
"American Heart's" 12 tracks showcase Gamble's ability to seamlessly blend rock, pop and country, Charney said.
Gamble said he spent nearly two years perfecting the songs on his latest effort, co-writing lyrics with heavy-hitting
"I recorded most of my music in
Gamble grew up listening to all kinds of music, including
"My lyrical content isn't so Bro-country," Gamble said, referring to a recent trend in mainstream country music. "It's not about beers and trucks. It's a little wider array of writing topics."
Gamble is most comfortable onstage.
"Playing live is my thing; that's how my songs come to life," he said. "I play 200 shows a year."
Playing at the Mount Airy Carnival will be great, he added.
Locally, Gamble has played at Taste of Reston and Friday Night Live in
Gamble embodies what it means to be a working musician, Charney said.
"Shane attacks his guitar with passion and sings jangly songs about the good times with a distinctly American feel," she said. "Close your eyes and imagine if
He recorded the video for "Beautiful Work" in
The video is featured on
The video features all kinds of
"I like doing cool things like that in my community rather than using the same locations that other country artists use in
Gamble has garnered enthusiastic new fans from around the globe and buzz within the music industry thanks to the SiriusXM country music channel The Highway, Charney said. "And, with the release of 'American Heart,' Gamble shows no signs of slowing down."
Where: Carnival Grounds,
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