The other night, I heard this Juno "Best New Artist of the Year" nominee, and was totally in tears by the end. It gets you that way. No matter your age, this is a song for the little girl in all of us.
If you wish to hear You Can Let Go
In her self-penned bio, Shawanda writes: "I'm Native American. We're automatically country... joined to the land and the real stories of everyday people. To Native Americans, music is our everything. It's our storytelling, our history, and our dance." A U.S. and Canadian citizen, she was born in Ontario and grew up on a reservation called Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island. Signed to RCA Records, her debut album, Dawn of a New Day, debuted at No. 2 on the Canadian Country Albums chart, and No. 16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Dawn Of A New Day became the highest charted album by a full-blooded Native American country artist in the SoundScan era.