Shane Michael Taylor is a remarkable man who has overcome obstacles and transcended physical limitations to become a respected author, musician and motivational speaker. Shane navigates the world in a wheelchair. In addition, he struggles to communicate verbally as a result of being born with a severe form of Cerebral Palsy, a developmental disorder affecting movement, speech and posture. Making excuses, however, was never an option for this Waterbury, CT native, who taught himself to type with his nose at the age of five.
Fueled by his lifelong love of country music and an unrelenting desire to shatter stereotypes, Shane earned a college degree in Music Business and began making frequent visits to Nashville to co-write with prominent Music City songwriters like Lorna Flowers and Mason Douglas. Now, after hears of honing his craft, Taylor is gearing up to release a debut album of his songs entitled I Will Stand, set to release in October of 2015.
Shane is living out his life purpose of using his creativeness and enthusiasm to inspire and entertain people through music, books, and lectures to live life to their fullest potential.
"I think this song sums up who I am the most. The bridge encapsulates my approach to life: "I don't need to kneel to say a prayer, to thank God that I'm still here." We all, in one way or another, fight for what we believe in and have "battle scars." No matter how wounded we get, we still have our spirit which can never be destroyed." - Shane Michael Taylor