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Shantaia is a Nashville based singer/songwriter who was born and raised in the tiny town of Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. Thrown into music at a young age, Shantaia started singing lessons at the age of 3, guitar at the age of 6 and naturally started writing songs at the age of 9. Showcasing powerful and unique vocals, Shantaia’s voice, much like her name, is unforgettable.
Shantaia has opened for names such as; Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Ryan Hurd, Emerson Drive, Charlie Major and more. The 2019 SCMA Emerging Artist of the year released her comeback single on January 3rd 2020 called “I Wish You Would” which curated over 100,000 streams on Spotify in less than a month, hit 69 on Mediabase charts, 72 on BDS, had radio play in the United States and now is onward to 350k streams on Spotify alone. Her debut EP “Chapter One” was released on April 3rd, 2020, with her follow up release “Two Cents” went to radio in August and also hit over 200k streams on Spotify.
Shantaia was nominated for her first Saskatchewan Music Award in the 2020 Country Artist of The Year category, as well as 2020 Songwriter of The Year and Album or EP of the Year for the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. Shantaia has played festivals all over Canada, including Cavendish Beach Music Festival, North by North East, Dauphins Country Fest, Country Thunder Sask, and because of SaskMusic and Breakout West, Shantaia played an official Americana Fest Showcase in 2019 in Nashville.
On February 26th 2021, Shantaia released her newest single “Had A Good Weekend” to all digital platforms and Canadian Country radio independently and hit 54 on BDS Billboard and 52 on Mediabase to become her highest charting single yet and impressive for an independent artist. The summer jam of 2021 Official Music video was featured on CMT Nashville and garnered a lot of attention with the media.
Shantaia is currently living in Nashville writing with some of the biggest writers in music city, playing milestone shows including The Listening Room Cafe and Whiskey Jam, and working on bringing her new music to the next level.