When did you realize you wanted to be a musician?
I started singing in church when I was four or five, and ever since then I’ve always been a performer. When I was in college, I majored in theater, but then I decided to go in a different direction and stick to just singing. After that, I decided to move to Nashville to pursue a career in music full time, which is when my career really took off.
What was the first project you ever made as a professional musician?
As a child I was on America’s Most Talented Kids, and I worked on my first project when I was about sixteen years old. The project was an entire EP filled with my original music, but a lot of people at my school thought it was weird. I really liked the EP, but my peers definitely discouraged me from it, so I took a break from music for a while.
What is the most challenging part about being a musician?
Having my priorities in check was the most challenging aspect of my music career because it was difficult to find the perfect balance both socially and financially.
What has been the most rewarding part about being a musician?
I think for me it’s been the fact that I’ve been able to travel around the world for my music. Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to visit over 45 different countries on tour, which was really rewarding for me.
Who has been your biggest inspiration for your music career?
I think it changes every few months honestly. I look up to people who tend to do the Americana music I like, such as Yola and Brandi Carlile. I also have always looked up to Taylor Swift because she is in charge of her own music and has taught me a lot about the business side of the music industry.
Out of all of the projects you’ve created, which one has been your favorite so far?
I think this one that we’re doing right now is my favorite. “Return” is the song where everything just came together perfectly.
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in the industry?
I think now is the perfect time to start a music career. With the world of digital media, it’s possible to create your own buzz and gain a platform of fans from around the world at any point in time. It’s possible to “fake it ‘till you make it” as an independent artist without the need for a record label.
What else do you have planned for 2021?
We are trying to put out a new single every 4-6 weeks, with an album in the works for the end of the year.
Check out Savannah's latest track "Return" available on your favorite streaming platform!