Savanna ChestnutCountry singer/songwriter with an ironic sense of humor and a love for the sweet, twangy sounds of old country music Own Her Music
Comin’ to ya from the boondocks of Kansas, Savanna Chestnut is an aspiring country singer/songwriter with an ironic sense of humor and a love for the sweet, twangy sounds of old country music.
Raised in various trailer parks and a couple different country houses, Savanna knows a thing or two about the humble, country lifestyle. Her hometown of Americus Kansas has a population of about 900. This is where she spent the vast majority of her childhood, and this is where her love of true country music is rooted.
Savanna started writing music around the age of twelve, after learning her first two major guitar chords (It is not her finest work), but she continued to write and practice. Since then, thankfully, she has learned how to incorporate more than just two chords into a song (most of them now containing three whole entire major chords, as most great country songs do). She started playing around the county any chance she got, competing in talent shows such as, “cornstock’s got talent” (yes, that’s a real contest), playing for local alumni dinners and graduation ceremonies, a few summer music festivals and MANY farmer’s markets. Knowing from the beginning that the only thing she really wanted to have a career in was music, she hatched a plan that she would move to Nashville after graduating high school. So, in January of 2014, at the age of 18, with a little bit of money saved from a cafeteria job, and one VERY sketchy old truck, she made the road trip to Nashville. Which she never could have done without the support of her amazing momma, sister, friends, local farmers, and others along the way, such as the very kind and encouraging people at the “cornstock” festival.
Since moving to Nashville Savanna has played in many different venues all over Nashville and in the area, including the Silver dollar saloon, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Drifter’s, The Row, The Building, Douglas corner Café, Blackstone Brewery, Jackalope brewery, The Commodore Grille, Bobby’s Idle hour, Bell buckle café, Jim Oliver’s smokehouse, and Richard’s café and a few more. Savanna has opened for Restless Heart, Granger Smith, and Shenandoah, placed in the top 12 of America’s next top country star, a nationwide contest held in Nashville with over 3,000 original entries, and was the winner of a songwriting contest with celebrity judge Gretchen Wilson and hit songwriter judges Bridgette Tatum, Trent Tomlinson, and Dan Mitchell, taking home first prize with her original song “My Hands”.
Savanna’s music is simple, and to the point (sometimes a little mouthy as well). Aiming to stay true to the sounds of the 90’s country she grew up to, her lyrics are a story oriented, bitter-sweet blend. Sometimes she’s bitter, sometimes she’s sweet (but usually just bitter and a little on the sarcastic side). So whenever you’re in the mood for a little twang and a little attitude, she’s your girl.
We are pleased to announce that Country Stampede 2016 was a success. Not to mention one heck of a good time, as always! Both the Topeka Capitol journal and the Emporia Gazette wrote articles on her performance at the festival. Be sure and check out these thoughtful...read more
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