Shane + Shane

University of Mobile Welcomed Shane and Shane to Songwriting Workshop

Amber Kelley Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – Christian recording artists Shane and Shane encouraged University of Mobile students to write worship songs from a place of praise to God, during a songwriting workshop on campus.

Later that evening, Shane Barnard and Shane Everett performed at Christmas Under the Oaks, a free concert on campus open to the community that was presented by 19/19 Investment Counsel on Dec. 13.

Students were given the opportunity to learn from the experienced songwriters. Participants said Shane and Shane encouraged students to write from their hearts – not write a song wanting it to be a hit, but write a song because they want to praise and worship God with it.

J.C. Adams, a sophomore studying worship leadership, said: “Shane Barnard’s explanation of an anchor made me look more diligently at my day-to-day interaction with the Holy Spirit and how the things He’s teaching me could be the holding point for a praise and worship song.”

For more information about University of Mobile’s Alabama School of the Arts events, call 251.442.2383, email Shadoe Valentin at svalentin@umobile or visit

About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.