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Check out Darbi Shaun’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Darbi Shaun.

Darbi, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I am from Houston, Texas. There, I started getting comfortable singing in front of people in church choir, and school talent shows when I was growing up. Then when I was 14, I sang a song I wrote in public for the first time at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. After that, I started playing as many Opry’s and small gigs around my area as I could. Eventually, I started getting more opening slots at shows and played as much as I could. All of that gave me the foundation to continue building my career to where I am now. I recently made the move to Nashville, Tennessee where I hope to continue growing as an artist and a writer.

We’d love to hear more about your work. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a country singer-songwriter. I have always loved to sing, so I guess the passion for that came naturally. As I grew up, I started hearing about writing songs and started to try it out for myself. I found that I could put whatever I was feeling into music and I never stopped. I get my inspiration from things that happen to me or around me in my life. Most of the songs that I write are very personal and about real-life events or emotions. The one thing that I hope people always take away from my music is a sense that it was created from a genuine place and is portraying honest and real emotion. I hope that people can relate to it and hear their own stories in my songs.

The stereotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
My biggest piece of advice would be don’t be discouraged because it is not easy. It may take a lot of hard work and maybe won’t be the ideal lifestyle for a while, but I think it can be done. For me personally, the biggest thing that helps is just staying as focused as I can and working as hard as I can. That might mean long hours and some stressful weeks, but it’s what I know I have to do to get to keep working toward my dream.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can find my music on all music platforms like iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc. I am also on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube so they can interact with me there! I think one of the best ways to support artists that you love is sharing their music and spreading the word about it. It is the coolest thing ever when someone likes a video or a song enough to want to share it with other people. Also, simply listening to the music is such an amazing support.

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Image Credit:
Personal photo and red dress with fringe jacket: Baz here
In front of brick wall, leaning against brick ledge, and red shirt picture: Robby Young
On stage picture: Vicky Hamilton

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