Helping the Community

July 7, 2010


PRESS RELEASE

FOR: IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 6.28.2010
FROM: YWCA MISSOULA
CONTACT: Caitlin Copple, 543.6691; Shane Clouse, 370.4487
SUBJECT: “Shane Clouse to Sell CDs at YWCA Thrift Stores”

MISSOULA – Starting in July, Missoula-based country music artist Shane Clouse will begin selling his albums at YWCA Missoula’s Secret Seconds thrift stores. Despite having shared the stage with Don Williams, Ike Reilly, Mickey & the Motorcars, Phil Vasser, Joe Nichols, Huey Lewis, Sawyer Brown, Michael Martin Murphy, Tom Russell, and most recently with Dierks Bentley, Clouse remains devoted to his native community and the many worthy causes in it, including the YWCA.
“The YWCA not only promotes women, but also strong families and good fathers,” explained Clouse. “I support the YWCA because of the holistic ways it creates a positive environment in Missoula.”
The albums will be on sale at all three stores, located at 1136 W. Broadway, 920 Kensington, and 1221 Helen Ave, for $20 each. Ten dollars from each disc sold will go toward the YWCA’s programs to end domestic and sexual violence and house homeless families in Missoula.
Clouse’s first album, “Montana on My Mind” came out in 2003 and was recorded in Nashville, Tenn. In 2005 Clouse and his band Stomping Ground were chosen as “Montana’s Best Country Act” by winning the state Colgate Country Showdown and placing at the Western United States regional level. In 2008, Shane Clouse and Stomping Ground released their CD “Midnight on the Highway”.
Clouse is a passionate supporter of community and currently serves on the boards of the Missoula Community Foundation, Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee and the Clark Fork River Farmer’s Market. Clouse is involved with the Montana Wildlife Federation and International Wildlife Film Festival, and in conjunction with these organizations he released the a “Songs of Montana” compilation CD to raise money for the “Montana Matters” 2009 campaign.
Founded in 1911, YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Learn more at www.ywcaofmissoula.org and find us on Facebook and Twitter.