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WLM | arts a footing with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) as a writer and publisher, which launched a multi-year career. “I’ve been nominated for the Native American Music Awards, the Los Angeles Music Awards and toured all over the country, performing in the US, Canada and even Italy!” Shawn says. and remembered Shawn, which was a neat moment for him. In 1994, Shawn met the members of Redbone, a Native American/ Mexican American band with hits such as “Come and Get Your Love” and “Maggie,” and became a roadie for the band. Band founders Pat and Lolly Vegas helped Shawn find Today Shawn continues to perform, making strides in the country and new country markets (his music appears in 74 countries in addition to the US), performing in January at the National Association of Music Merchants Annual Convention with members of the group Badlands. He is working on three upcoming films, and is negotiating a reality show opportunity. Shawn and his FOR THESE BRONCS, LAUNCHING A CAREER MEANS LAUNCHING A COWBOY wife Belinda live in Sedona, Arizona, where they own two companies: Only the Brave Recordings and Entertainment, and Sedona Rocks Cleaning Service. Their entertainment company represents three American Indian artists, buys and sells music lighting and stage equipment for rural and reservation communities, and operates motivational music camps and presentations for youth. For booking, music, information, etc. visit onlythebraveentertainment.com. For a young man with humble roots in Casper, W