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ABOUT

“In the thread of classic country, his bar-goers and modern highwaymen accept hardships with a mix of party, mourning and a touch of sweetness.”

Emily Stifler - Montana Outlaw

The Dirty Shame is an Outlaw Country band from Bozeman, MT, formed in 2006 by founder & frontman Brandon Hale. The band was inspired from Hale's early years spending time with his grandfather in the still untamed & wild northern corner of the state, Yaak, MT.

The band has toured all over the western US, from Alaska to Jackson, Seattle to Fargo,  performing more than 1500, opening for top Artists such as: David Allen Coe, Gary Allen, Craig Morgan, Eric Church and, John Anderson to name a few. 

The Dirty Shame plays covers of the original outlaws like: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Coe, Haggard, Jerry Jeff Walker, and have been known to throw in some Stones, Dylan, Hank III, & Neil Young. 

The Shame also performs numerous original songs written by Hale that take listeners on a journey through the untamed west, with stories of his family that have lived in Montana for decades.You’ll hear tales of sorrow, passion, loss, love, women, whiskey and life on the open road. You don't want to miss Montana’s #1 Outlaw Country band “The Dirty Shame”.

The band produced one album. Hale wrote most of the songs on the self-titled cd, and his lyrics that describe characters from a hard-living western life. In the thread of classic country, his bar-goers and modern highwaymen accept hardships with a mix of party, mourning and a touch of sweetness.

In “Lonesome Highway,” Hale sings:
"Got this aching in my heart, got to get the hell out of here
I don’t recognize the face staring back at me in the rear view mirror
Nobody said it would be easy, nobody said it’d easy to be free
I guess it’s just time to pick up the pieces, pick up the pieces of me
Hey there bartender I’ll have one more beer and I’ll be on my way
Before I take my first steps on this Lonesome Highway"

Besides playing with his OutLaw Country band "The Dirty Shame" Hale now is playing solo gigs, singing original songs as well as, country and rock covers.