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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 MT called simply Yaak.

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

The Shame 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.”.

The band produced one album which  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 one of the song on the album “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"

The Dirty Shame plays covers of the original outlaws like: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Merle Haggard, Jerry Jeff Walker, to name a few giving the songs the bands own style and unique sound.