Shawn Mayer is an emerging songstress from May City, Iowa. Known for her smoky, soulful country voice, she brings raw emotion to her edgy lyrics. Since she was 15 years old, Shawn has worked all kinds of jobs, ranging from a mechanic to tending pigs on a hog farm, just to make her way to Nashville. This striking black-haired, blue-eyed beauty traveled between Iowa and Nashville to play all of the honky tonks on the famed Broadway Avenue until moving to Music City permanently in 2006.
Her unmistakable vocals and keen talent for writing caught the attention of the producers of NBC’s reality series ‘Nashville Star.’ America agreed; Shawn was voted into the top three finalists on last year’s season, featuring celebrity judges Grammy nominee, John Rich, platinum artist, Jewel, and award-winning songwriter, Jeffrey Steele. After touring the United States and Canada with the Nashville Star Finalist Tour, Shawn continues to play shows across the country with recent stops in California, Texas, Idaho, Iowa and surrounding Midwest states. She recently signed an exclusive publishing deal with Savannah Music Group, Inc. in Nashville. Shawn is active supporter of the US Troops and our country’s Veterans and also serves as the National Spokesperson for the Watchful Eye Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Sioux City, Iowa, that promotes educational public awareness for the safety and protection of all children.
– Marla Sitten.