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Shayla’s writing skills really shine on this album – lyrically she manages to reach out with ease as she speaks about what she feels without being cryptic and difficult to follow. And when it comes to instrumentation, well there’s plenty of really good production going on. 

Less Than 1,000 Followers - Monterrey, Mexico

Shayla McDaniel’s debut album, Take Care, certainly delivers and her musical gifts are on full display from beginning to end. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this record, and I can honestly say I’m a big fan of her work.

Black on the Canvas - Brooklyn, NY

She invites us to look deeply and evaluate: are the relationships we are in actually nurturing, or instead have they become something unhealthy that we only hold on to out of habit? 

The Wild Honey Pie - Brooklyn, NY


Crystalline vocals blend painlessly with the pop-fused melodies and flavourful instrumentation, making the slow-paced guitar-laced track sweetly intoxicating. This is a meaningful and well-orchestrated record providing an empowering message. 

Occhi Magazine - NY, NY

Shayla McDaniel returns with "Better Days"

It's All Indie

Shayla’s relatable lyricism fits perfectly with her distinctive vocal style, creating a sound that is wonderfully vibrant as a result.

HRMNY Presents - Brighton, UK

Nominated Best Local Musician/Band 2019 - 2021

KnoxNews - Knoxville, TN


Nominated Best Local Singer/Songwriter 2019 - 2021

CityView Magazine - Knoxville, TN


Voted Best Local Musician/Band 2018

KnoxNews - Knoxville, TN

Voted Favorite Local Band 2017

KnoxNews - Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Music Warehouse Top 20 Albums of 2017 - "26 Letters"

KnoxvilleMusic Warehouse - Knoxville, TN


Top Albums of 2017

Maryville Daily Times - Maryville, TN


Songs of the Week - "Roommate"

Come Here Floyd - New Jersey


Weekly Roundup

Tongue Tied Magazine - NY, NY


"Losing You"

BuffaBlog - Buffalo, NY


UT alumna has eyes on stardom with first EP

Daily Beacon - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Artist Highlight

Knoxville Weekend - Knoxville, TN

Shayla McDaniel: New Year, New EP, New Venue for Release Show

Blank News - Knoxville, TN

Toys R Us guitar and Disney sparked Shayla McDaniel's love of music

KnoxNews - Knoxville, TN

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