Americana/country artist Shannon Hudson delivers a poetic love letter to his wife on his new single “Man Of Your Dreams,” out now. This heartfelt track captures the tender earnestness that comes with striving to be the best version of oneself in honor of the ones they love most. Hudson’s bright, rich vocal comes through with a tinge of grit while he passionately paints vivid imagery with masterful lyricism. The artist’s voice intertwines effortlessly with the twang of his acoustic guitar. Decorated with a melodious fiddle, subtle electric guitar lines, and a booming drum kit, this track embodies the nuances of Americana music that has captivated listeners for decades. Hudson demonstrates to listeners on “Man Of Your Dreams” that he is the real deal, delivering music that is both deeply personal and brilliantly executed.
Hudson wrote this track after hearing about the version of himself represented in the dreams his wife described having of him; during these nightmares, she recounted a cruel version of Hudson that appeared so real she would wake up angry towards him. Hearing this pushed the family-man to take a long look at himself and commit to being the best husband he could be in spite of the man in her dreams. Hudson embraces in the epic chorus the reality that although he is not perfect, he is determined to create an environment characterized by transparency, communication, and a deep love for one another. He says, “I know that if we put our faith in each other, we can and do continue to build something special.” For the singer-songwriter, “Man Of Your Dreams” is about creating a life that “bursts at the seams.”
About Shannon Hudson:
Shannon Hudson is a husband, father, and masterful Americana/country artist. His favorite moments are the little ones – watching his son catch a line drive in the outfield, floating in the pool with his wife, and watching the sunset over the Leander, Texas hills from their backyard. When he plays live, it’s usually solo with an acoustic guitar. He tries to write songs that capture a little bit of our humanity, something that the current world tends to strip away from people. His family is from Oklahoma, but he was born and lived most of his childhood in Wisconsin. The artist’s parents weren’t musicians, but music was always a big deal in their house. Late 50’s and early 60’s rock n’ roll were in constant rotation; Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran (his Mom’s cousin), Elvis, and Ricky Nelson were all larger than life. His older sister introduced him to Wham and Duran Duran.
He started piano lessons in 4th grade; when he was in middle school, his jazz band teacher made everyone take a 12 bar improvisational solo in the key of “b flat.” It was the first time that he had realized every song he’d ever heard was just someone’s idea that they made up in their head. The first CD’s he bought were Led Zeppelin IV and Eric Clapton Journeyman, although he had a dubbed cassette of Aerosmith’s Pump that was on constant rotation in his car (which only had a tape player). In his 20s, he formed a band with his brother. They played a lot of great clubs in Los Angeles, and took an extended vacation that included playing shows around the country while staying at a number of KOA campsites. Currently, Hudson enjoys spending time with his family and working on music when the inspiration strikes.