“Never stop chasing your dreams. Hard work and dedication will take you far.”
Check out the interview with Shatoya exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Shatoya: I started out singing as a child in the church choir, always loved the sound of a 3-part harmony no matter the genre. I went on to sing little hooks for the locals in town here and there at 17, was in a few groups as the vocalist, and I’ve been recording ever since.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Never stop chasing your dreams. Hard work and dedication will take you far.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
As a licensed nail technician who works 6 days a week and also an expectant first time mom, it’s hard to find balance and time to do my music. I make it work. My boy Cash stays on my ass.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
It’s important to have a great team behind you and social media today has so many benefits and avenues.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Paducah, KY. Small Town with a lot of talent. If they didn’t hate on each other so much, somebody could put us on the map.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Enjoying life with my son and his father, vacations, and making more music.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Eh, I don’t care for today’s music. Take me back to the 90’s when music was about something. Lauren Hill, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, real music.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I can do without today’s music.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook: Shatoya Warren