Singer/songwriter Savannah Rae is more than just your typical Texas Girl breaking onto the music scene. This native Texan is diverse in her talents and supports all genres, but has a great love for all things country and progressive. She has been performing across the nation, from intimate venues to main stages including recent performances on the NAMM (Gibson Stage), American Music Awards, The Voice and Roland Studio Sessions. She has continued touring this fall with performances at the New Mexico State Fair and throughout Texas and Tennessee in support of her recent single releases and looks forward to adding Pushing Up Daises to the set.
2021 has been a whirlwind of a year for Savannah and she is closing out strong with her latest release, Pushing Up Daisies! Building on the success of her recent release Typical Texas Girl (Co-written by Pam Tillis), which has topped Downda Road Radio’s chart (August 29, 2021 – September 25, 2021) and received radio air play, Pushing Up Daisies continues her upward trajectory and is poised to push her from typical Texas country star to National/International superstar!
Q: First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
My music is very unique because I bring a sound that is all new to the country market. My two main loves are country and rock and I love being able to combine them both. I am definitely country with a bit of edge. I love organic instrumentation and leaning heavy on electric guitar. I have also included some Latin elements and even threw in some Spanish speaking as well. I cannot think of anybody in the market that is in this lane and incorporating all these elements, and I think that’s why my sound is so unique.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
I have to attribute my parents to my love of music. At a very young age they introduced me to all different genres and started taking me to concerts when I was around 10 years old. I specifically remember going to an Evanescence concert at that time and really admiring Amy Lee, the lead singer. I turned to my mom and said that I wanted to be just like her and do what she was doing. Thankfully my parents took me seriously and enrolled me into vocal and guitar lessons and the rest was history. I knew right then and there, that music was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help and support of my parents.
I was around 12 years old when my parents enrolled me into a group called Rockstar Academy. It was an organization where a bunch of young tweens and teens got together and played music. We recorded songs, filmed music videos, and performed around my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. I remember the first time I got on stage is what really solidified how much I wanted to pursue music as a full-time career.
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car right now?
I listen to all types of music and can appreciate all different kinds of genres. Like I said before, my parents introduced me to everything at a young age. From country to rock, from pop to rap, from metal to 17th century lute music, they helped foster my appreciation for all types of musical art. As far as what I listen to most and on the daily, country and rock are the reigning two.
There are so many different artists that I think are extremely undervalued and I couldn’t possibly pick just one. However, I think that the entire genre of Texas country and red dirt music are very underappreciated. There are so many talented people and so much great music coming out of Texas and Oklahoma that sometimes doesn’t get a national stage, such as if it were to come out of a place like Nashville. I think the Texas country market as a whole sometimes gets overlooked.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Success to me is achieving goals and dreams that I have set while also staying true to myself. I hope to cross off some of my bucket list items and continue to release the music that really resonates with me. I also hope this music resonates with other people as well. If one person can connect to the song and feel something, then I have done my job. Anything after that is just icing on the cake!
always stay true to yourself. I am still young but I have been in this industry for a decade now. I was very impressionable and often did what other people told me to do. I listened to what they thought was a good idea for my music, and I went along with it because of how young I was in the industry and I always respected people who might have more experience than me. While you can always learn something new and industry veterans are veterans for a reason, this can often lead to people taking advantage of you and molding you into what they want, not necessarily what you want. It’s so important to stay true to yourself and stay true to your voice. After all, nobody knows you or your music better than you.
Q: What was your most memorable performance to date?
I prepare for my performances by always making sure that I am practiced up. I make sure that I have run over my material that I am performing as many times as I possibly can to ensure that I just go out there and have a blast and not think about any chord changes or lyrics or anything of that nature. I make sure to do all of my vocal warm-ups and hydrate my vocal cords with water and tea right before a show. Even doing my hair and make up is almost ritualistic and gets me in the right frame of mind.
Q :What are your future goals as a music artist?
I have been working hard in the studio for the past couple of months on a load of songs. I hope that I can release them as soon as possible as I’m dying to get them out! I also have a bunch of shows on the horizon and I’m actively booking through 2022.
Q :How can we follow you on social media ?
You can find me on all social media platforms!