Sheyna Gee has always been the life of the party, so it only made sense that she would grow up to be an entertainer. Picking up a guitar at age 5 and fronting her first gig at age 6, Sheyna grew up on the stage. Shey played the Venice boardwalk as a teen and the LA club scene right out of high school, while living in Hollywood and Hermosa Beach. Culminating with being honored by the LA Music Awards with “Best Country Single” and “Best Singer/Songwriter” wins – this is when she made the move to Nashville.
Sheyna loves to put on a show. When she first walks in you can’t help but notice the sparkly pink cowboy boots adorned on her tattooed legs. As a musician she totes the line of country and rock n roll. This honky tonk troubadour has shared the stage with legends from Stevie Wonder to Elton John, performed for presidents, and even did a stint on New York’s Broadway. In 2022 she is now taking this show internationally with a string of dates across Europe including Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK, followed by a US spring tour in 2023.
Sheyna Gee is currently gearing up for a release of a new EP in 2023. Coming off recent TikTok virality for her self-penned single, “Ghost,” the first single of 2022, “Lost and Found” gained attention from editorial playlists on every platform. Sheyna is not stopping anytime soon with new music coming all winter long. Sheyna Gee is country’s new rebel and this y’allternative Barbie is here to stay.
Please describe to our audience how you came about on the music scene and what is the biggest difference between your first piece of music to your latest!
I started playing music at 5 and joined my first band at 6, had a regular weekly gig with my band by 9 so I’ve always been in the scene.
What are you doing to push a positive message as the year comes to an end and there is a new beginning coming up with this new year?
I don’t know if I ever push a specifically positive message, I just think it’s important to be authentic to yourself, if people like it, they’ll listen.
Are there any rituals you have developed over the years that are helpful for any upcoming changes happening?
The only ritual I have is smoking a bowl before each gig.
Could you talk about a success that happened this year that you would attribute to all your hard work?
This year has been amazing for my career. I recorded a new EP and the 3 singles I’ve released made the editorial playlists, one even made the cover of a TIDAL playlist, started a tiktok in June and have grown to almost 100K, went on tour in Europe and sold out every ticketed show and recorded a live EP at Abbey Road in London. This year I worked from 6AM-9PM almost every single day and missed major milestones with my family and friends to get here, but the hard work is definitely paying off.
Could you talk about an obstacle that you persevered through?
I’ve had a lot of obstacles throughout my career, the most recent was getting let go from the residency I’d worked in Nashville for 4 years for asking for my pay back from before covid [like after covid they cut my pay to 1/3 of what it was, which I accepted, until the place was making above their precovid numbers]. I ended up touring more than ever this year so it ended up being what was best for me and now when I’m in town, I have the best residency on the broadway strip.
How do you think these experiences have helped you shape your career and approach your music?
As cliche as it sounds, when one door closes another one opens.
How do you continue to develop your community of fans over the years?
My fans have been so loyal throughout the years and the Community has continued to grow with social media. I’m always completely transparent with my fans, whether it be letting them know when I’m down, having an exciting milestone, they’re included in all of it!
Thank you for sharing all your music with us! Can you give us any exclusive on more music coming up?
I have an Acoustic EP coming out summer 2023 that was recorded at Abbey Road in London.
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