Shawndel

Shawndel

BandCountryClassic Rock

My music says what I've been through in life and hopefully helps others in theirs. I was born to make music and be on a stage, you'll know this when you see me perform, it is my passion and I love it. My band members are top of the line and love what they do as well. Enjoy the ride!

Biography

SHAWNDEL is without a doubt one of Canada’s brightest independent country artists who has compiled an impressive resume since embarking on her musical trail seven years ago. She has released her debut album Believe, receiving impressive radio play across Canada. She has graced the stages of high profile venues, opening for some of North America’s top artists and she was the only artist chosen from Alberta to showcase at the CCMA’s in New Brunswick in 2006. Shawndel has a fire burning under her, and 2008 is turning out to be an exhilarating year with a new website, the planning of a CMT video and a new album in the works. She will be heading to Nashville to record her next single, which will be released to radio in spring of 2008.

When Shawndel isn’t entertaining, she enjoys volunteering and running her own music festival every year, Delclayna Days – Friends of Mother Earth First. She loves spending time with family, horses and Mother Nature. Most importantly she has learned the importance of every person following his or her true passion and calling in life. She believes this is the way to be fulfilled and find true happiness.

Professionally, SHAWNDEL has already proven herself noteworthy on-stage, on-air, and on the road. However, life isn’t only about making music. Perhaps the most impressive thing of all about SHAWNDEL is what happens when she’s not performing. Shawna and her husband Delton take pleasure in raising their four children on a large horse & bison ranch near Athabasca, Alberta. As picturesque and tranquil as country-livin’ is on the ranch, challenges always arise, continuously keeping this driven women on her toes. Married and a mom at 17, Shawna’s early years were challenging enough. Enduring a relationship with an abusive husband made it even more difficult. Seven years later, Shawna finally had enough and made one of the hardest choices of her life—to leave her marriage and parent her kids alone. There aren’t a lot of opportunities for a woman in those shoes to pursue a music career, but as Shawna likes to say, “tough times don’t last—tough people do!” Having an opportunity to chase her dream after toughing it out in her late teens and twenties guarantees one thing hard to come by in the music industry. You can rest assured that Shawna, with her loving husband Delton and four beautiful kids at her side will work as hard as need be to ensure SHAWNDEL’s success.

When you listen to SHAWNDEL’s songs, you’ll easily hear that music is both a passion and a release for dealing with life’s many trials. Singing about her life stories just might be enough to give another person the strength to make necessary changes in their life. Her song “Mistreated” might provide the courage to leave an abusive relationship. “Brand New Chevrolet” may provide the spark to take what’s yours in life and move forward in a positive way. SHAWNDEL is living proof! Her goal is to inspire all who listen to have faith and believe that anything is possible when you believe in yourself. Shawndel is sharing pieces of her life experiences, her joys, and her sorrows. Each person who listens will connect in his or her own way. It really is quite amazing how this talented singer/songwriter seems to have appeared out of nowhere, fast tracking much that she has done. Have no doubt, this lady has paid her dues and her songwriting tells the stories. The truth of it is that Shawndel is a mature woman who has learned from life’s challenges and has applied her wisdom to her business. With her music career going full speed ahead, there is no doubt that this country girl will soon go to where she has always been destined… to the top!

Shawndel believes that everything happens for a reason. She follows her dreams, sticking to her morals and beliefs no matter what challenges arise. She is an intuitive person who seldom questions her “feelings” and trusts in her power of thought and positive thinking. Shawndel has always known her destiny, and doesn’t fear greatness. She knows that her calling on this earth is to sing for millions and that through her music she will help mankind and make changes in this world. There is no doubt that her stubborn nature, positive attitude and perseverance will get her there.

Lyrics

Brand New Chevrolet

Written By: Shawna Kirk-Jubinville, Delton Jubinville, Gord Mathews

Brand New Chevrolet©2003Shawndel

Jacked up I packed up and ran away
With only one thing on my mind
Sorry bout ‘ your luck, but I stole your truck
And I’m gonna be hard to find
You were gone fishin’ with one of your friends
Ya didn’t seem worried bout’ the trouble we’re in, so

Baby, you better learn to pray
For the 454 in your Brand New Chevrolet
Baby, you’ve got a long ways to go
But you’ve got no wheels,
And I’m just running down the road

We bought that truck we had no choice
We had to put it under my name
The bank man called, said you got turned down
Cause your credit card was to blame
You sold my car just to pay for your lift
But you couldn’t buy our little girl a little Birthday gift, so

Baby, so better learn to pray
For the 454 in your Brand New Chevrolet
Baby, you’ve got a long ways to go
But you got no wheels,
And I’m just running down the road
Chorus:
Chevrolet, never coming back that
Chevrolet, forget that rented shack
Chevrolet, blowing down 44
You better learn how to pray
For your four on the floor in your Brand New Chevrolet

You were a jerk, I loved you anyhow,
But that was then, and this is now
Head down the road, to clear my mind
Got my guitar, and all the cash I could find
I’ve got no regrets anymore,
cause you’re still fishin’ and I’m headed down 44

Chevrolet, never coming back that
Chevrolet, forget that rented shack
Chevrolet, blowing down 44
You better learn how to pray
For your 454 in your Brand New
Chevrolet, never coming back that
Chevrolet, forget that rented shack
Chevrolet, blowing down 44
You better learn how to pray
While I slam the door in your Brand New Chevrolet

Heaven Knows

Written By: Suzie Daponte, Shawna Kirk-Jubinville

I’ve been working so hard / Think I need a break
Gonna jump in my car /Adventure I’ll make
Gonna pick up some friends / Don’t know where we’ll go
But it doesn’t really matter / ‘Cause Heaven Knows

Chorus:
Thank God Heaven knows / Everything I’ve tried
And because Heaven knows / I’ll go along for the ride

We sing and move to the music / The wind in our hair
Got the car loaded up / No worries or cares
Got a map in the glove box / Destination unknown
And it doesn’t even matter / ‘Cause Heaven knows

Full Chorus
Thank God Heaven knows / Everything I’ve tried
And because Heaven knows / I’ll go along for the ride
Oh woh Heaven knows / And that’s good enough for me
But only Heaven knows / So what happens we’ll wait and see

Bridge:
I trust it all happens cause it’s supposed to
And even with a flat I’ll always pull through
I believe in my fate and trust in my voice
And as long as Heaven knows I’ll make the right choice
Yeah as long as Heaven knows I’ll make the right choice

Driving down the highway / With beauty all around
Feeling endless freedom / to nothing we are bound
We’ll seek out adventure / And anything goes
And nothing seems to matter / ‘Cause Heaven knows

Full Chorus

One In A Million

Written By: Shawna Kirk-Jubinville

One In A Million©2003Shawndel

I had given love a chance twice before
And decided I didn’t want it, anymore
I was content raising kids on my own
Perhaps love would come around once they were grown
I just couldn’t see a future, with another man and me

Chorus:
You flowed into our lives like rain into a river
I didn’t think twice, I knew you were a giver
You wrapped your arms around, five broken hearts
Took me by the hand and said, let’s make a new start
Just like rain, just like rain,
Came into our lives, just like rain

You are one of those Angels, God sent from up above
How else could I explain, this kind of love
One in a million man of my dreams
Rancher, teacher, natural father it seems
This is so right, Oh you and I
Thank God I gave it a try

Chorus X 2

Discography

Shawndel: Believe, released in 2004 and re-mastered version released in 2007. 14 songs, three singles have been released to radio, Crazy World in 2004, Heaven Knows in 2006. Daddy's Little Girl playing now, May 2008.

Set List

If I am playing a regular night, I do four fourty-five minute sets or three fifty to one hour long sets. We play according to the crowd and will keep the set going if the crowd wants it. Here is a typical set list with cover tune & originals combined.
Jealous Bone- Patty Loveless
Fast As You- Dwight Yoakam
My Turn
Johnny Be Good
If It Makes You Happy- Sheryl Crow
Every Little Thing - Carlene Carter
Daddy’s Little Girl
Brand New Chevrolet
Long Train Running- Doobie Brothers
Copperhead Road-Steve Earl
Keep Me Rockin- Patricia Conroy
Cadillac Ranch- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

My typical repertoire is a mixture of country & classic rock, all the stuff that keeps the crowd dancing all night long!