Thu – The Writer’s Share presents: Emily Shackelton, Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darliing, and Michael Logen
Emily Shackelton is a songwriter and performer from Biwabik, Minnesota. After studying at Berklee College of Music, during which time she won the coveted BMI John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Emily moved to Nashville where she writes for Liz Rose Music and BMG. She penned the #1 Carly Peace single, Every Little Thing, as well as the current Lauren Alaina single, Doin’ Fine. Her catalog includes cuts by Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, David Cook, Mickey Guyton, and Cassadee Pope, to name a few. Several of her songs have also been featured on TV shows, including Nashville and American Idol. Besides writing, Emily also enjoys performing around the country. Notable performances include Garrison Keilor’s A Prairie Home Companion and The Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium.
Jenn Bostic is a soulful singer/songwriter with a hint of blues, soul, country, pop and gospel. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. “Jealous of the Angels,” written for her late father, was championed by both Smooth Radio and BBC Radio 2. She has performed the song on BBC Breakfast, Weekend Wogan, Good Morning Sunday and Songs of Praise, and the music video has over 3 million views on YouTube. She has had 4 singles playlisted at BBC Radio 2, the most listened to radio station in Europe.
In 2012 she won five Independent Country Music Association Awards including “Best Songwriter,” “Best Musician,” and “Overall Winner.” Bostic was also named “International Touring Artist of the Year” at the 2017 British Country Music Awards, where she gave a stunning performance that received the first standing ovation of the night.
She has performed sold out tours across the United States and Europe, and has opened for the likes of Richard Marx, Christian Kane and The Band Perry. Venues have included The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has been working on a new album with six-time Grammy Award winner Paul Salveson. The album is set to release in the spring of 2018.
Sarah Darling is an American country music singer and songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. She first made her name known in 2008 when she debuted album, Every Monday Morning, released on June 16, 2009. A second album, Angels & Devils, followed on February 15, 2011. In August 2012, her breakout single titled “Home to Me,” was released after being featured on Sirius XM’s The Highway. It sold over 8,000 copies in the first week of release, becoming the top-selling digital single from a new female artist that year.
In November 2016 Darling released the single “You Take Me All The Way” in the UK market, prior to the global release of the “Dream Country” album in early 2017. Building on her earlier successes with the Night in Nashville sessions across the UK, this release firmly established the UK as her second musical home. Singles “Halley’s Comet” and “Where Cowboys Ride” were eagerly received by fans on both sides of the Atlantic. “Dream Country” reached the number 2 selling album on the iTunes U.K. country charts. With the support of Radio Disney and Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree sessions, Sarah has been touring across both the US and U.K., performing over 60 dates in the last year. Darling was recently nominated for “International Artist of The Year” by the British Country Music Awards and has plans to spend more time with her growing UK fan base in the coming months.
Over the span of her career, Darling has had over 5 million Spotify streams, and over 80 performances at the Grand Ole Opry. She has made appearances on TBS’ CONAN, FOX & Friends, HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade, ABC’s The Bachelor, ITV and more. Darling partnered up with the state of Wyoming to create a video for track “Where Cowboys Ride.”
Darling is back in the studio working on new music for a 2018 release.
What does it sound like when a Mennonite kid from small-town Pennsylvania learns to play the guitar playing Johnny Cash songs with his Dad, tours full-time performing in prisons across North America for 2 years after high school, moves to Nashville, signs a deal and ends up becoming a Grammy-Nominated Artist, a Grammy-Winning, Platinum-Selling Songwriter and touring the world with such artists as John Legend, John Hiatt, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang and India.Arie… It sounds like Michael Logen. With his uniquely intimate Folk-Pop songs landing regularly on hit TV shows like “Nashville”, “Parenthood”, “Suits”, “One Tree Hill”, “The Fosters”, “and appearing on NPR, BBC and VH1 you’ve likely heard his songs and maybe even shed a tear to your favorite TV show with his music playing in the background.
While being based in Nashville for years and a regular at the legendary songwriter’s venue, The Bluebird Cafe, Michael tours extensively throughout the US, England, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Denmark. With mentions in “Rolling Stone” for his work with Kelly Clarkson on her Grammy-winning, Platinum-Selling album “Stronger” and “Billboard” magazine for his song featured in the Rio Olympics, music has taken this small-town Mennonite kid around the world and back. With a critically acclaimed album recently released called, “New Medicine” and another in the works, Michael will be joining Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Buddy Miller, Gregory Alan Isakov and many more on the legendary Cayamo Music Cruise. Following a sold out tour through Scotland, Ireland, England and Switzerland in 2017 with Sarah Darling and Jenn Bostic, another European Tour is also in the works for October 2018.
To hear the music, watch videos and learn more please visit www.michaellogen.com.