Alabama native Shanna Henderson is known for her amazing voice while competing on Oxygen’s The Glee Project 2. Although she didn’t win, she still has big things to look forward to. Henderson decided to pursue her music career and move to Nashville. Her current single “A Well” was released on September 3rd and can be purchased on iTunes.
At what age did you realize music was something you wanted to pursue?
I knew I wanted to pursue music when I was child. I would drag my stuffed animals outside to use as an audience and pick up a stick as a microphone instead of go to sleep overs.
What artists did you listen to growing up?
Reba McEntire, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Martina McBride and my church choir on Sunday mornings.
What artists do you currently listen to?
I sure do love music. Right now my iPod is geared up for the fall and can be caught playing: Kacey Musgraves, John Mayer, Regina Spektor, Jimmy Fortune and The Civil Wars.
If you could duet with any male artist who would you pick?
Eric Church. His vocals are stellar and he really sings from his bones. I love that.
What is your favorite thing about country music?
My favorite thing about country music is the fans. I think country music fans are the most loyal of all fan groups. I think their loyalty inspires country artists to work so hard for them; it does me anyway.
Do you have a favorite place to perform?
I really enjoy performing at [Nashville clubs] The Basement and 3rd and Lindsley; but I want to perform at the Bluebird Café – along with many others 🙂
Do you have a favorite hang out spot in music city?
I wish I had time to hang out somewhere. If I am not writing in a writing room, I am normally at a Starbucks or working out at the Maryland Farms YMCA.
Favorite place to shop?
Urban outfitters and Blush! I always find everything I need there. I also love to buy groceries. So I am at Kroger a lot.
Any new projects in the works for you?
We have a lot of projects coming up and are at the foundation of each one of these projects. You can keep your eye out for new music and more shows!
What would you like the world to know about Shanna Henderson?
Hmm, such a tough question. I would like the world to know that at the end of the day; I am just a small town girl who has turned her dreams into goals and is fighting to reach those goals everyday.
You can follow Shanna via Twitter @ShannaHenderson
Author: Brittany Vance
Southern WV born and bred who is a lover of all things country. She’s a mother of two and professional hell raiser. Brittany will pop in from time to time as a Guest Columnist who will present her unfiltered thoughts on the most recent country concerts and maybe an exclusive interview or two.