Welcome, Shea, let's get to it...
What inspired you to become a country music artist?
I grew up in a Rodeo family. My Dad is an Australian Champion Bull Rider and Bareback Rider and my Mum is an Australian Champion Barrel Racer. I spent a lot of time on the road driving with my parents while listening to the radio. I still remember the first time Shania Twain came on the radio, I was hooked. I would perform in front of the mirror & would put on performances for my nana. I spent many hours watching Shania Twain's live videos of her concerts and would try and mimic her every move. I knew at 9 years old I wanted to be a singer!
Can you tell us a bit about your most recently released album, or song? I have had two albums out in Australia and four #1 songs. In the US I have released one song called “Don’t chase me”. This song was a top 20 on CMT for me in 2009. My most recent album was self-titled “Shea”. This album was very diverse; it had a lot of different style songs on it from country to pop. This album is a lot of fun to perform live, 80% of the songs are upbeat which I love.
What are you working on now?
I am currently in the studio working on some new music in Nashville. To me it is very important to have the right song, I can be impatient at times but this new music will be worth the wait... I promise. It is very fresh, very 2013! I'm excited for everyone to hear it.
Have you got a favourite song that you sing? If yes, what is it?
That’s a hard question. I have so many songs I love to perform and that are very personal to me, however I think my favourite song to sing would still be my very first single I ever released in Australia when I was 17. It was my first #1 song “Just the excuse”, this song started off this whole crazy ride for me :)
Holden, Ford...or something else?
Hmm that’s a tough one. In Australia I think I would have to say I am a Holden girl but love the Dodge trucks in the US.
Fruit!!!!! Grapes, Mangoes and Watermelon….yummo!
I loved the notebook & Taken. Two very different movies I know... haha.
Favourite Aussie saying?
“No Worries” I say this a lot.
If you could have a kangaroo, koala, wombat, crocodile, galah or python as a pet which one would you choose, and why?
A kangaroo for sure! My mum grew up with a pet kangaroo and said they are awesome pets. Imagine having a pet kangaroo on my tour bus- cool right?
Who would you like to trade places with for a day,
alive or dead, and why?
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, so I could make out with Channing Tatum for the day. Haha!! On a more serious note probably Shania Twain in her prime. I would love to know how that much success really feels- it would be a good way to prepare myself for hopefully the level of success that will come for me one day.
If I looked in your fridge right now what would I find?
Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Ridden a bull- many times. I was the first girl in Australia to make the National Finals in the Junior Bull Riding in Australia.
If you were going on holiday tomorrow, where would it be?
Ow... Bora Bora for sure! Always wanted to go there. Looks Magical!
Four words that describe you...
Outgoing, Dedicated, Driven & Country
Thanks for swinging by for a chat today, Shea. And all the very best for your continuing success, here and in the US!
If you'd like to discover more about Shea, please drop by her website...
Next week I'm thrilled to announce I have the one and only Troy Cassar-Daley dropping by. Should be fun!
Until then, keep smiling and dreaming!
Mandy :) xoxo