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Three Songs that Influenced Me

Recently I was asked by Richard at Zetland FM in the UK to introduce three songs that influenced me as a singer/songwriter for his show. It was really hard to pick just three!

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Opening for Sawyer Brown!

In November I was incredibly honored to open for Sawyer Brown in my home state of Utah! It was an amazing night and so many friends and family members where there to support me as well as hear a…

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Shantell Ogden set to Tour UK and Preview New EP


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 24, 2019) - Award-winning songwriter and Americana artist Shantell Ogden is returning to the UK for the third time with a six-date tour that begins this Friday.

As part of the tour, Ogden will…

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Shantell Ogden joins Songs and Stars Roster for UK Booking


NASHVILLE, TN- July 24, 2019- Nashville-based award-winning artist/songwriter Shantell Ogden announced today she has joined the Songs & Stars roster for UK booking. Ogden is planning a late September early October tour in England.

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4 Songs for the 4th by Independent Artists

Since moving to Nashville 15 years ago, I've come to believe that many of the best songs never make it through the major label system to get heard by the masses. But today I'm changing that! 

In the spirit of…

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Featured in "Write Away" Magazine in the UK


A Tale of Two Lyrics 

Songwriting is a choose your own adventure process that exposes how we feel and what we think about the world. Even though there are millions of songs, there are only two primary types…

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Michael Noble: Hard Work Never Goes Out of Style

Michael Noble Backstage at the Opry


Michael Noble is a hit songwriter, session guitar player and member of the Grand Ole Opry band. His story is a fascinating and weaves in names like Roy Orbison, Kenny Rogers…

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Canine Carpool Karaoke with Jane Bach

One of the greatest gifts of my life is the opportunity to learn from other songwriters, and listen to their Nashville stories. Watch this episode of Canine Carpool Karaoke with hit songwriter Jane Bach as she shares stories about…

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Ogden Honored at 2018 IMEA Awards





Named Songwriter of the Year and Americana Album of the Year Winner for The Road that Drives Me


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The Parable of the Hike


In-the-Round: Me, Jan Buckingham and Donna DeSopo. Photo credit Bill Warrington.

Years ago, a friend shared a story with me about a very challenging hike she went on. The trail would end at an amazing summit that…

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The Other Side of #TimesUp

Today women are marching and shouting it from the rooftops: Times Up.

First of all, I want to be clear that I fully support and cheer for women like Katie Arminger and the Song Suffragettes (who released a…

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Dear Mary, I Heard You...

It's always refreshing to hear the truth about the music business from someone you admire as an artist. And Mary Gauthier is one of those rare artists who is as honest about her career as she is in her songwriting…

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Fierce Females Join Forces for Tin Pan South

Click above for some of the sights and sounds!

It's not every day you sit next to Grammy winners and nominees on stage---unless you're friends with some pretty Fierce Females!

It was an amazing experience to share a night… Read more

AmericanaFest Round-Up for Artists

Berklee Americana Showcase at The Family Wash with my Band
Michael Boris, Me, Bill D, and Nick Arbuckle

Nashville is now officially in recovery mode from the 17th Annual AmericanaFest extravaganza. The event brings thousands of fans and artists to…Read more

VIP Album Preview Hosted by WSM's Charlie Mattos

Shantell Ogden with Charlie Mattos, WSM at VIP Album Preview Event
Nashville-based artist Shantell Ogden held a VIP Album Preview event to celebrate her fifth studio album The Road That Drives Me at 3rd and Lindsley this week. Attendees… 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…Read more

Our First #1 Hit Song!

In early May, Marcum Stewart, Bill DiLuigi and I celebrated our first #1 hit song- "Me Before You", recorded by Marcum on his Put It In Drive album. The song was the fastest rising tune in chart history on the…Read more

Best Americana Album of the Year!!!

Excitement on the Red Carpet!

Talk about a pinch-me moment!

On October 4, 2014, I received an award for the Best Americana Album of the Year from the International Music and Entertainment Association for my 2013 release Better at GoodbyeRead more

Positive Disruption: Team Building Through Music


Billy Kirsch, hit songwriter and owner of Kidbilly Music

Positive Disruption: Team Building Through Music
In the late 1990’s hit songwriter Billy Kirsch saw a change coming in the music industry, spurred by digital downloads.
Kirsch, who always had an…Read more

Backstage with Nelson...

Matt, Shantell and Gunner

When I was a pimply teenager on the farm in Utah, I had a big crush on a 'big hair' duo named Nelson. They broke onto the charts with mega hits in the early 90's like …Read more