Inspired by the music constantly flowing in her life, singer-songwriter Savannah pursued a career as a Country music singer. Her single “We Are Us” evokes a strong feeling of unity for listeners who connect with the song. Get to know more about Savannah in our latest interview:
Congratulations on hitting #1 on KB Country charts!! What does this mean for you and your music career?
When I was informed of this, it was so surreal for me. I was extremely excited and so blessed all at the same time. This shows that I can be successful in the music industry and can make an impact on others with my music. I hope that I continue to be successful with my music and I look forward to seeing where these successes can take me.
You mention Shania Twain as one of your biggest influences as a child. Are there any other artists who inspired you to start singing?
Aside from Shania Twain, another artist that I have looked up to since I was a little girl was Celine Dion. I have always been attracted to her vocal ability and the intense emotion she puts behind her singing. Therefore, I have looked up to her success and I hope that I can potentially follow in her footsteps.
“We Are Us” has gotten major accolades since its release. What’s the story behind this single?
When I moved to Nashville, my goal was to release music that impacts others on a deeper level. When I heard this song, I immediately began to think of certain aspects of my life. The broad message of the song allows listeners to connect to the lyrics in their own unique way and I thought that was very refreshing.
While growing up in Nebraska, when did the push to move to Nashville to pursue your aspirations of becoming a country music singer become a reality?
To be honest, I never had a serious thought of moving to Nashville when I was younger. It wasn’t until I had completed college that the thought really started to sink in. I had many discussions with my family, friends, etc and I eventually look the leap of faith and made the move. It was the best decision I have ever made and I am so glad that I did what I did.
What albums are you currently listening to?
I listen to a variety of music. I am a huge country pop/ pop fan. I enjoy listening to Lady Gaga, Lauren Daigle, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, etc. I have pushed myself to go out of my comfort zone and listen to other genres other than country and it has also allowed me to discover my vocal abilities on a whole other level which is very cool.
How are you keeping yourself inspired during this time of quarantine?
Even though the world is going through a very difficult time, I have been finding ways to stay active with music. Every week, I go Facebook live to simply connect with friends, family, and friends. It is a time to relax and have fun with music and I look forward to sharing my talent with all of my supporters every week. I also have been in the process of learning the guitar and I am slowly learning the basics. I can’t wait to see how this tool could potentially assist my career in a positive way as well in the future.
What is your creative process when creating new music?
I do not have a specific method when it comes to writing. I usually start with writing down ideas. I find myself writing from personal experiences the most and I think many artists could attest to that as well. The method is different every time as well as the amount of time it takes to write a song is also different. But, I am really getting into the writing aspect of music and I am always finding ways to improve my writing abilities.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
I would collaborate with Celine Dion. I think her songs are incredible and she has had major success with her career. I think she would have beneficial advice for me and I think we would get along great because we share similar goals when it comes to music and enjoy similar aspects of music in general.
What has been the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?
This is a very hard question and I think about this question quite often because I have had many great moments with music. To be honest, I am most proud of how I have kept going and haven’t given up on my dream. Beginning a career during high school, it was very difficult to stay positive about it because I very far away from Nashville and I was not able to hop in my car and get something done whenever I wanted. I relied on trips during school breaks to keep my music alive and going and I think those few trips kept my spirits up and every time I was on my way home back to Nebraska, I was so happy. That’s how I knew eventually I needed to be in Nashville full time and that’s exactly what I did.