Shawn McCullough grew up in a musical household in rural Ontario. His mother and father had a working country band and at the age of 6 Shawn was singing harmonies and playing open slide guitar. At the age of 8 his hands were finally big enough to play his mom’s full scale acoustic guitar, where a lifelong love for music was born. At 19 Shawn was playing in the bars and at 24 caught the ear of MCA Universal recording artist Jason McCoy where he toured across Canada as Jason’s lead guitarist and harmony vocalist. During his time with McCoy, Shawn was nominated for the award of guitarist of the year by the Canadian Country Music Association CCMA.