We’re pleased to announce that Shanna Jackman will be the recipient of this year’s Unsung Hero Award. This award is given to a musician from New England who has made a significant contribution to the lives of others without asking for anything in return. Shanna’s support of many local military organizations is truly honorable. She has made it her mission to never forget the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. (Photo of Shanna by Justin Mayotte)
Shanna Jackman is not the traditional country musician. Born, raised and still residing in New England, Jackman’s roots are in the North but her soul is in the South.
Jackman, recently featured in National Country Review for a concert review, talks about how her career has developed.
As a reserve police officer, Jackman started singing in front of crowds in a work capacity. The Chief of Police quickly realized the talent she has. Jackman entered local contests and gained a following. Veterans are a large part of the audience at any of her performances. They connect with her. Shanna knows this and takes the time to thank them before, during, and after her shows.
Jackman tells her origins as a singer and how she travels to Nashville to record. Jackman also shares what it is like traveling to work and how her New England background still manages to sneak into the recording booth. Many readers may be surprised that the New England area has a strong country music following. Jackman reveals how talent local to New England finds ways to broaden the connection of country music in their communities. The secret must be out, Darius Rucker will use Shanna Jackman as one of his opening acts when he visits New Hampshire.
September 27, 2013
The first thing that struck me when I was listening to Central Massachusetts native and 2010 Cat Country 98.1 WCTK Country Idol Shanna Jackman’s eponymous debut EP was her affection for Martina McBride, a point driven home as much by her vocal delivery as the sonic direction of her music. I was transported back to the Martina era, and the guitar work from “This One’s For The Girls.”
Jackman, formally of the band Not In Kansas and 2011 New England Country Music Organization Most Promising Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year (she also won the NECMO Horizon Award this year), is a….read more: http://jonopappalardo.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/album-review-shanna-jackman-shanna-jackman-ep/
August 20, 2013
Moonlit Pond Records is pleased to announce the inclusion of New England Recording Artist Shanna Jackman under their umbrella of Artist Support. Shanna had been best known for headlining the band “Not In Kansas”, but as of Spring 2013, she left the band to focus on a solo career. MPR’s Nancy Beaudette met Shanna a few years back and had been keeping an eye on her progress; the opportunity for collaboration was ripe. There is a growing, and perhaps under-tapped concentration of country music artists in North Eastern United States, and Shanna is at the top of the pack! At the invitation of Nancy, Texas songwriter Connie Mims climbed aboard the writing team that would take Shanna all the way to Nashville, TN!
The anthem single “We’ve Got Your Back” will be released on September 11th, 2013.
Shanna’s self-title debut EP will be released on September 26, 2013 at the Charlie Horse in West Bridgewater, MA.
The CD will be available on iTunes and CDBaby, and on the Shanna’s website.
DJ’s and Program Directors Please contact Shanna for your copy!