Country \ Rock \ Adult Contemporary
Newfoundland Country Singer/ Songwriter , MusicNL nominee Shanda Hopkins is out to prove that all is not that meets the eye . This city girl has proven that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. Her first debut album Shanda Hopkins Rewind tells her life story as is.
Shanda Hopkins is a 34year old singer/ songwriter from St John’s Newfoundland. She has been writing music since the age of 11 years old. Shanda gives thanks to her songwriting to a special teacher in grade 5 that inspired her . A fellow Newfoundland artist Mark Murphy with the band. “ Billy And The Bruisers”. Shanda spent much of her time as a child singing and writing her own music in school functions and was always involved in the music programs.
Things changed for Shanda’s music career when she was 21 years old. She put her dream on hold with her music after her daughter was born with a rare heart defect TAPVR which required a life saving surgery. 9 years later after caring for her daughter and knowing she would be ok Shanda finally got the nerve and started to pursue her music career once again .
In 2017 Shanda entered into a singing competition SingNL with Zack Werner and got the wildcard and the front page of the local newspaper “The evening Telegram”. At that very moment Shanda realized that she had to pursue her music career ..So Shanda once again set out and thought she was doing the impossible and recorded her first album.
One listen to Shanda Hopkins Country debut album “Rewind ” will reveal that it’s all about the stories and the intimacy she brings to a very personal setting. Ten carefully crafted songs that Shanda has written on this album will speak directly to you . Shanda’s songwriting reaches the depth of her soul . Crafting her lyrics from her innermost thoughts and personal experiences. Intruding the listener even further and relating there own life situations to the ones Shanda has faced .
Shanda has received radio plays with Halifax radio station CIOE 97.5 “Fresh From The East” as well “East Coast Rising multiple times . As well as Toronto’s 101.9 CFRC and 93.5 CHMR Newfoundland’s community radio just to name a few . Shanda’s has a MusicNL nomination under her belt for Country Artist Of The Year in 2018.
In 2019 Shanda released a brand new single Called “His Town” she co-wrote this song with a Grammy winning songwriter John Condrone who has written songs for artists such as Selena Gomez, the tv show Nashville as well as Dawson's Creek. The song to date has been played on Kixx Country 103.9 as well a few other radio stations across Canada and the United States.
2019 has been an amazing year for Shanda and her songwriting she has her first country artist Donavon Lee Carpenter use one of her songs called “Lonely Road”for his album and in November 2019 a music video will be released to honour veterans across the country that has faced mental Illness.
Shanda spends her time going to school at Keyin College to become a PCA she is very passionate about helping people. She is also raising her young family in Brownsdale , Trinity Bay along side her husband . Shanda also donates her musical talents to many local events in the Trinity Bay Area. She enjoys helping her community out any chance she gets whether it’s a Coffee House or a benefit concert..
Shanda first album Rewind and her single His Town can be found on all major platforms Itunes, Google-play, Spotify, Napster,Pandora. It was produced, mixed and mastered by David Fitz of South River Studios. Shanda Is currently working on album number two and hopes to have it completed by 2020.