SHAWNDEL is without a doubt one of Canada's brightest and fastest rising independent country artists. Since the release of her debut album Believe in June 2004, SHAWNDEL has compiled an impressive resume by any standards. Released to radio in October 2004, the first single, "Crazy World" reached #52 on the Country Music News charts before the year's end. Next up was the country television hit Nashville Star. When you consider the fact that second-place finisher George Canyon was the only Canadian to crack the Top 20 in the competition, SHAWNDEL's Top 30 finish becomes even more impressive. More impressive yet, is her list of high-profile performances. Continuously performing at the most sought after casinos, showcasing at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and headlining numerous A-list venues and major rodeos all over western Canada is only the tip of the iceberg. SHAWNDEL has graced the stage of such major events as the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, Cloverdale Rodeo and the one and only Big Valley Jamboree. Opening for Sawyer Brown, Trooper, Brad Johner & Aaron Lines at various locations are just a few of the exciting events that took place for Shawndel in 2006. Her single "Heaven Knows" was released, receiving impressive radio play & she was the only artist chosen from Alberta and one of nine in Canada to showcase at the CCMA's in New Brunswick in September 2006. 2007 is turning out to be an exhilarating year for Shawndel with the planning of a CMT video, a new website and a new album in the works. When Shawndel isn't having fun on stage, she enjoys volunteering and running her own music festival every year, Delclayna Days - Friends of Mother Earth First. She mostly loves time with family, horses and Mother Nature. Most importantly she has learned the importance of every person following his or her true passion and calling in life. She believes this is the way to be fulfilled and find true happiness. She knows that through her music she will help mankind and make changes in this world. Professionally, SHAWNDEL has already proven herself noteworthy on-stage, on-air, and on the road. However, life isn't only about making music. Perhaps the most impressive thing of all about SHAWNDEL is what happens when she's not performing. Shawna and her husband Delton take pleasure in raising their four children on a large bison and horse ranch near Athabasca, Alberta. As picturesque and tranquil as country-livin' is on the ranch, challenges always arise, continuously keeping this driven women on her toes. Married and a mom at 17, Shawna's early years were challenging enough. Enduring a relationship with an abusive husband made it even more difficult. Seven years later, Shawna finally had enough and made one of the hardest choices of her life-to leave her marriage and parent her kids alone. There aren't a lot of opportunities for a woman in those shoes to pursue a music career, but as Shawna likes to say, "tough times don't last-tough people do!" Having an opportunity to chase her dream after toughing it out in her late teens and twenties guarantees one thing hard to come by in the music industry. You can rest assured that Shawna, with her loving husband Delton and four beautiful kids at her side will work as hard as need be to ensure SHAWNDEL's success. When you listen to SHAWNDEL's songs, you'll easily hear that music is both a passion and a release for dealing with life's many trials. Singing about her life stories just might be enough to give another person the strength to make necessary changes in their life. Her song "Mistreated" might provide the courage to leave an abusive relationship. "Brand New Chevrolet" may provide the spark to take what's yours in life and move forward in a positive way. SHAWNDEL is living proof! Her goal is to inspire all who listen to have faith and believe that anything is possible when you believe in yourself. Shawndel is sharing pieces of her life experiences, her joys, and her sorrows. Each person who listens will connect in his or her own way. It really is quite amazing how this talented singer/songwriter seems to have appeared out of nowhere, fast tracking much that she has done. Have no doubt, this lady has paid her dues and her songwriting tells the stories. The truth of it is that Shawndel is a mature woman who has learned from life's challenges and has applied her wisdom to her business. With her music career going full speed ahead, there is no doubt that this country girl will soon go to where she has always been destined... to the top!