Shayla McDaniel seamlessly blends hints of R&B with alternative pop. Her newest song titled Worth Living is out September 4, leading up to World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) and US National Suicide Prevention Week (September 6 - 12).
McDaniel penned the song to encourage people who struggle with depression or suicide, especially during these crazy times.
The Knoxville, Tennessee based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has performed at Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, Waynestock, 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, nominated "Best Female Local Singer/Songwriter of 2019” and “Best Local Singer/Songwriter of 2020” by CityView Magazine, and also nominated "Knoxville's Best Musician/Band" 2019 and 2020 by Knoxnews readers. McDaniel will continue to play lively shows with her band, as well as intimate solo performances for growing local and regional audiences.