CMA Fest Artist Spotlight continues with the very fun Shaniah Paige. I had so much fun talking with this young woman backstage at Alley Taps during the Iceman’s NCMA Fest. I might have had a little too much fun.
Paige brought out the kid in me as we discussed her working relationship with Andrew Lane and our favorite moments of Hannah Montana. No matter how I connect to an artist, or how a fan connects to an artist, when that connection is made it is a lifelong memory.
I will not soon forget the special conversation we had. I am sure that due to my eating a sugar filled cupcake before our conversation, it is not one she will soon forget either. Regardless of my somewhat hyper conversation with Paige, I really enjoyed that I was able to speak with her about her career and what she has coming up in the future.
This talented young woman deserves your attention as she has an amazing gift. Her writing skills are spectacular as well. Please check out her bio (taken from her website) below for more information on who this lovely young artist is.
“Shaniah Paige began at a young age seizing every opportunity to perform, starting with the typical school musicals where she landed lead roles in Wizard of Oz and Annie. At 15, she caught the eye of Multi-Platinum Music Producer Andrew Lane (High School Musical, Hannah Montana) and went to Los Angeles to write and record in his award-winning studios.
Collaborating with Lane and KC Brown, their first song written together was about her hometown of Roseville, Illinois. This finely produced piece resulted in a prestigious nomination for a Hollywood Music in Media Award. Highly acclaimed music video director, Nayip Ramos directed her first music video, filmed in Roseville and was released on YouTube and Vevo in December of 2013. “Roseville” continues to climb in views in tandem with its release on iTunes.
Nashville was the obvious choice in Shaniah’s musical journey when her talent for songwriting became apparent. Coming to Nashville on a regular basis, she continued to hone her songwriting skills, working with notable songwriters, Greg Friia, Mary Danna and Ariel Orifici. These sessions resulted in her second iTunes release “With You”.
Shaniah’s association with Brendan Mayer began when Brendan was called in to lead the band supporting Shaniah’s live performances but quickly morphed into a writing partner and musical collaborator. With Brendan’s skyrocketing success as a solo artist and the newest member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, he spends his down time in Nashville working with Shaniah.”
Please watch our conversation now and then follow this great talent on social media. Share her with your friends and family and be sure to send her a shout out. ~Missy