Beckman Interviews New Artists of 2014
An angelic voice, melody and lyrics have given her debut radio single wings. But it is was her personal journey of struggle and triumph that brought her to higher ground.
Our lives are the sum of our experiences and our beliefs and few excel at channeling them through their music as well as Christian singer-songwriter and pianist Shauni Williams. Her story is rich with family experiences, traveling from church to church in a van with her two older sisters, a younger brother, her parents, and a dog named Bounty as the Ron Greenlaw Family Gospel Music Ministry. Her story also contains its share of tragedy and loss. Through these experiences, Shauni continued to hone her vocals skills and songwriting, kept strong by her faith and love of music. In a surprise turn a few years ago, Shauni was given the opportunity to collaborate with talented producer and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Turgon. With Bruce's guidance, in conjunction with her own dedication and hard work, Shauni has garnered numerous music awards. Most recently, she's watched her debut single 'We Walk Together' climb the national and international charts, becoming her first Christian crossover radio hit. Reporter Brandon Scott recently caught up with Shauni to learn more about this extraordinary artist and her exciting plans for the future.
BRANDON: When did you first discover your love of music?
BRANDON: Your song 'We Walk Together' has been a big hit on radio for its third straight month. What was your initial reaction when you first heard your song playing on radio?
BRANDON: Was there a particular life experience that inspired you to write 'We Walk Together'?
BRANDON: Would you say that the mood of your other songs is in the same vein as 'We Walk Together'?
BRANDON: How would you characterize yourself as a musician? (ex. Down-to-earth, serious, fun-loving...)
Award Winning Christian Pop Singer, songwriter and pianist, Shauni Williams, has been creating music since the age of five.
Growing up in a touring gospel singing family, winning a national talent competition, and studying classical piano music has helped her become the rising artist that she is today.
Some of her influences include Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, and Whitney Houston. In the last few years, she has enjoyed co-writes with Grant Williams as Eleventh Hour Messengers and has been growing a solid fan base along the way.
18 Wheels & Heels interviews Shauni Williams in their February 2014 Issue! Get it now!
View all Nominees for the Hollywood Music In Media Awards at: http://www.hmmawards.org/?page_id=3200
Shauni Williams is the May 2013 Nominee for the Contemporary Christian category for her new Single "We Walk Together".
Winners will be announced at the Red Carpet 2013 Music Award event, held at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood CA on November 21, 2013.
More HMMA VI Event information at: http://www.hmmawards.org/?page_id=3185
CREATE! 2012 New Artist Audio
Featuring Shauni Williams "Are You In"
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