Shantaia is a Country singer & songwriter. Growing up, Shantaia always had a love for country music, entering competitions across the country and performing onstage every chance she had. Already in singing lessons at the age of 3, guitar followed at age 6 and a love for writing songs soon after at age 9 when her great grandpa became ill. Shantaia wrote her very first song about losing a loved one and what it would be like when they were gone. Writing songs about her life and experiences has been second nature since.
Shantaia has opened for names such as; Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Ryan Hurd, Emerson Drive, Charlie Major and recently went on the Road Back to Cavendish east coast tour with The Washboard Union and Raquel Cole in May of 2022. The 2019 SCMA Emerging Artist has played festivals all over Canada, including Cavendish Beach Music Festival, North by North East, Dauphins Country Fest, Country Thunder Saskatchewan, and because of SaskMusic and Breakout West, Shantaia played an official Americana Fest Showcase in 2019 in Nashville. After not releasing music for a couple years, Shantaia 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 and despite the Covid-19 Pandemic, hit 69 on Mediabase charts and had radio play in the United States. Her debut EP “Chapter One” was released on April 3rd, 2020, charting #24 on the ITunes Country Chart.
5x SaskMusic Award Nominee, and 7x Saskatchewan Country Music award nominee Shantaia kicked 2021 off with the release of her single "Had A Good Weekend" to all digital platforms and Canadian Country radio independently and hit 52 on the Mediabase Country Charts, to at the time, become her highest charting single yet. The summer jam of 2021 Official Music video was featured on CMT Nashville and garnered a lot of attention with the media. Shantaia then followed up with smash hit "Broke to Brand New" in January of 2022, becoming her first top 40 single hitting #33 on the Mediabase charts, and curating over 1 million streams across all platforms.
Living in Nashville, Tennessee, Shantaia is writing with some of the biggest writers in music city and has played milestone shows including The Listening Room Cafe and Whiskey Jam. Hard at work with putting together her highly anticipated full album release, with a new single on the way January 6th 2023, Shantaia can't wait to present her fans and the world with the most authentic and true version of herself through what she's been creating these past 2 years in Nashville.
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