SA­VAN­NAH BUR­ROWS

Santa Clarita's very own singer-Song­writer Per­form­ing with her band TO­MOR­ROW NIGHT 7PM at cen­tral park

The Signal - - FRONT PAGE - By Jim Walker

Santa Clarita's very own singer-Song­writer

Per­form­ing with her band

July 29 • 7pm at Con­certs in the Park

Cen­tral Park 27150 Bou­quet Canyon Road, 91350

As the 2016 win­ner of the 35th Na­tion­wide Coun­try Show­down in Santa Clarita, Sa­van­nah Bur­rows is known for hav­ing a coun­try style that’s all her own.

Dur­ing the show­down, Sa­van­nah wowed over 8,000 guests dur­ing her high-en­ergy per­for­mance, re­lat­able lyrics and pow­er­ful vo­cals, adding to the 16-year-old’s con­tin­ued suc­cess as a mu­si­cal artist.

Over the years, the Santa Clarita na­tive has been shar­ing her tal­ent, in­clud­ing open­ing for the Swon Broth­ers, and play­ing at the Blue­bird Café in Nashville.

As she pre­pares to per­form for a crowd of 15,000 at Santa Clarita’s Con­certs in the Park on July 29, she is of­fer­ing our read­ers a glimpse of her great­est pas­sion.

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in my home­town known as Va­len­cia, which is lo­cated in the heart of Santa Clarita, Cal­i­for­nia.

What in­spires you to write your orig­i­nal mu­sic?

I want to con­nect with my au­di­ence and share a piece of my life with them. As I face life’s chal­lenges, I want to share them in my hope that I can in­spire others. I strive to pos­i­tively im­pact my au­di­ence and en­cour­age them to make the right choices.

Where have you per­formed in the past?

I have opened for the Swon Broth­ers, played at the Blue­bird Cafe in Nashville, sang the Na­tional An­them for a trib­ute cer­e­mony rec­og­niz­ing the sac­ri­fices made by Los An­ge­les Coun­try Fire and Law En­force­ment Of­fi­cers who were the first re­spon­ders to the one of Cal­i­for­nia’s largest for­est fires, hosted by Con­gress­man Steve Knight and our Mayor Bob Kel­lar.

I have also per­formed for 8,000 in the lo­cal round of the 35th Na­tion­wide Coun­try Show­down tal­ent con­test held at Cen­tral Park in Santa Clarita, where I won first place, and many other lo­cal events in the L.A. area.

Where did your pas­sion for mu­sic orig­i­nate?

I started my mu­si­cal jour­ney at eight years old when I at­tended my first con­cert at the Los An­ge­les Staples Cen­ter to see Tay­lor Swift per­form­ing her Fear­less Tour. Dur­ing the con­cert, I turned to my father, pointed to Tay­lor on­stage and said, “Daddy, this is want I want to do for the rest of my life! Can I please take gui­tar lessons?”

In ad­di­tion to al­ready play­ing the pi­ano, my gui­tar be­came at­tached to my hip. I have de­vel­oped a burn­ing de­sire to ded­i­cate my­self to be­come a singer and song­writer. Com­ing from a mu­si­cal fam­ily, my father, Bruce, cowrites; and my mother, Bobbi, ma­jored in mu­sic at the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son, toured with the Wis­con­sin Singers, and is no stranger to the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

Who are your fa­vorite mu­si­cal artists, and how did they in­spire your mu­sic?

Artists such as Tay­lor Swift, Car­rie Un­der­wood, Faith Hill, Sha­nia Twain, Reba McEn­tire, Dolly Par­ton, Martina McBride, and LeAnn Rimes in­spire me be­cause they are such good role mod­els. These women in­spire me with their ma­tu­rity, wis­dom, strength, charisma, and ded­i­ca­tion to their mu­sic ca­reers.

Other tal­ented, hard-work­ing artists such as Blake Shel­ton, Kenny Ch­es­ney, Toby Keith, and Keith Ur­ban are some of the other coun­try­mu­sic per­son­al­i­ties that stand out to me be­cause they ap­peal to all au­di­ences.

What is your ul­ti­mate goal as a mu­si­cal artist?

As a singer-song­writer, my goal is to en­cour­age others to ex­press them­selves and em­brace their in­ner qual­i­ties that shine bright within them. Writ­ing mu­sic al­lows me to con­nect with my au­di­ence as well as give them an out­let for artis­tic ex­pres­sion. As an as­pir­ing role model, I strive to present my­self as a true leader and al­low my mu­sic to ful­fill my au­di­ence with pas­sion.

What’s next for you and your mu­sic ca­reer?

I en­joy per­form­ing my orig­i­nal mu­sic in front of ever-larger au­di­ences. I am fully com­mit­ted to earn­ing my place in coun­try mu­sic!

Tell us about your up­com­ing per­for­mance at Santa Clarita’s Con­certs in the Park:

Those at­tend­ing will see me and my five­piece band per­form 10 of my orig­i­nal songs. I am so ex­cited to share my love of coun­try mu­sic with my au­di­ence. For more in­for­ma­tion about Sa­van­nah Bur­rows, visit http://www.sa­van­nah­bur­rows­mu­sic.com/ Sa­van­nah Bur­rows will per­form at 7 p.m. on July 29 at Con­certs in Park, which will take place at Cen­tral Park lo­cated at 27150 Bou­quet Canyon Road in Sau­gus. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion on Con­certs in the Park, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Con­certs.

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