About Shantell

Shantell Ogden has a gift for crafting songs with real conviction and emotion. Her gift, combined with a work ethic gained from growing up on a farm, is paying dividends. Shantell's songs have received airplay on more than 500 country and Americana radio stations internationally, reaching Top 3 chart positions both in the U.S. and Europe. Her songs have also appeared on the CW's popular TV series Hart of Dixie and in several feature films.
As a performing Americana artist, Shantell and her albums have been covered by Maverick Magazine (UK), Performer Magazine, Music News Nashville and other media. She's released three acclaimed independent albums, including Better at Goodbye, which won Americana Album of the Year in the 2014 IMEA Awards. Shantell tours internationally from her home in Nashville, Tennessee. When at home, she's known for keeping her front door open and a song drifting down the street.

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What You Wanna Know: Top 5 Questions About Nashville 

I seem to do a lot of mentoring and coaching of other artists. This isn’t because I feel like I have this all figured out in building a music career, not even close. It’s mostly because I know how hard it is, first hand. I’ve been on this road for 17 years now. And, I also know how frustrating it can be to not have any help as an indie artist when you are trying to figure out the next step.
When I get asked questions from young artists, or artists new to Nashville, I can guarantee I will be asked at least… Read more

Backstage with Eddie Bayers: Part 2 


A 40 year veteran in the music industry in Nashville, Eddie Bayers is Nashville royalty. Beyond playing in the Grand Ole Opry as the house drummer, Bayers has played on hundreds of hit records (300 Gold and Platinum) since moving to Nashville in 1972 (full list here).

Recently Bayers was recognized by Berklee College of Music as an "American Master" for his generosity and deep commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of young musicians, providing them opportunities to grow as… Read more

Proud to Be #2! 

Break out the chocolate!

I just found out "Blossom in the Dust" from my new album Ghosts in the Field hit #2 on the Americana/Country Song Chart by the Roots Music Report! It's the highest rising single I've ever had as an artist, and I'm really really excited about it!

The song is about second chances, and although I didn't write it (Joe Doyle, Jon Henderson and Mallary Hope did), it really touched my heart and I knew it was a story I needed to share.

I want to thank all the stations who supported me as well… Read more

Morning Music: Good Day Utah TV Appearance 

On Thursday, July 30, I performed on the Good Day Utah Morning Show on Fox 13!!!

The anchors Kelly Chapman and Kerri Cronk were so sweet to us---and it was so much fun to watch them behind-the-scenes! These ladies have it down to the second and even read prompters while walking from set to set in heels. What pros!

The band (Bill D and Scott Monson) and I played three tunes, "Ghosts in the Field," "Just a Little" and "Til My John Wayne Comes Along." And, as Bill always says, "No one got hurt." Great times!

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Joining the SESAC Family! 

Me with ET Brown at SESAC

Today I'm thrilled to announce that I have become a SESAC artist and songwriter! For those of you not in the music biz, SESAC is a performing rights organization that collects royalties for writers and publishers, and represents our interests with lawmakers as well. My new publishing company at SESAC will be called 'Homestead Hits' to honor my rural roots and the fact I'm setting up a new home at SESAC to write what I hope will be many hits! 

“We’re very happy to welcome Shantell… Read more