Redemption. The dictionary defines this word as "the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil." Sha'Vonne calls it her comeback. Her redemption was found in finding the strength to overcome heartache, abuse, turmoil, and devastation while being a single mother. God has brought Sha'Vonne back from the brink and has transformed her voice into a mega force that is captivating audiences. With determination in her heart, Sha'Vonne is resolved to push the limits to tell her story in hopes of provoking change and encouraging others to prepare for their own comeback.
Sha'Vonne began singing gospel music with her first solo at the tender age of 7. From a young age, she was heavily influenced by Michael Jackson's amazing ability to not only mesmerize audiences, but his heart to inspire change. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, she found her groove and began singing in her very own band that won numerous awards, and began to add to her musical flavor by introducing herself to the rock music genre with songs from Coldplay, Mutemath and John Mayer among others. Sha'Vonne had the opportunity to open for and sing with the likes of: Rose Royce, Mary Jane Girls, Color Me Badd, The Chi-Lites, Peaches & Herb, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, En Vogue, Oleta Adams, Jeffrey Osbourne, Taylor Hicks, Israel Houghton, Planet Shakers, Jonathan Butler, Darlene Zschech Hillsong United and many more. All of this led Sha'Vonne to eventually focus on her own project.
Sha'Vonne wrote her first few songs in Nashville, Tennessee with some of the Music Industry's top songwriters. Her co-writers’ credits include the likes of Carrie Underwood, Kari Jobe, Lauren Daigle, TobyMac, Mandisa, Audio Adrenaline, Jason Gray, The Newsboys and others. Her co-writers all gave a collective sigh of relief and amazement at the amount of honesty and transparency she was willing to give in each song.
Her debut single, "Story to Tell," deals with the need to break down walls, open our hearts and listen despite our differences. Could there be a better time for such a message?
The time is now for Sha’Vonne to tell her story. But most importantly, she hopes to encourage others to tell theirs as well. We all have a story to tell.