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Shayla McDaniel seamlessly blends hints of R&B with alternative pop.

 

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Shayla McDaniel seamlessly blends hints of R&B with alternative pop. Her newest record titled Both of My Hands is now available. The Knoxville, Tennessee based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has performed at Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, the Cre865 Showcase, Women in Jazz Jam Festival, and live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM, WDVX 89.9 FM, and WOZO 103.9 FM. McDaniel has also caught the attention of the Knoxville Music Warehouse, who chose her song “I’ll Leave the Light On” as one of the top 16 songs from Knoxville artists in 2016. The following year, fans voted her Knoxville’s Favorite Band of 2017. Her song “Silence” from the EP 26 Letters was voted Best Singer/Songwriter Song in the 2018 Knoxville Music Awards. She was also voted Knoxville’s Best Musician/Band in the 2018 Best of Knoxville Awards. McDaniel will continue to play lively shows with her band, as well as intimate solo performances for growing local and regional audiences.​

 

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Shayla McDaniel seamlessly blends hints of R&B with alternative pop. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

McDaniel’s newest record titled Both of My Hands, is now available everywhere music is streamed and downloaded. The record's title comes from the opening track called “Untied:” "Love you with both of my hands / Make you understand that / I'm still holding on." McDaniel weaves the complementary themes of patience and persistence throughout the EP. 

 

"You do the best you can with what you have, and sometimes, all you have left to give is yourself," she said. 

 

McDaniel will continue to play lively shows with her band, as well as intimate solo performances for growing local and regional audiences.

 

Having dabbled in music for several years, McDaniel began to take her music more seriously after a friend challenged her to step out of her comfort zone and onto a bigger stage. She rose to the challenge and released the singles “Coffee” and “I'll Leave the Light On,” and soon after performed in the Cre865 Showcase, the official Startup Day afterparty. She also went on to perform live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM, WDVX 89.9 FM, WOZO 103.9 FM, and at Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival and Women in Jazz Jam Festival. McDaniel caught the attention of the Knoxville Music Warehouse, who chose her song “I’ll Leave the Light On” as one of the top 16 songs from Knoxville Artists in 2016. The following year, fans voted her Knoxville’s Favorite Band of 2017. Her song “Silence” from the EP 26 Letters was voted Best Singer/Songwriter Song in the 2018 Knoxville Music Awards. McDaniel was also voted Knoxville’s Best Musician/Band in the 2018 Best of Knoxville Awards.

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