Interview With Robynn Shayne
What's the significance of your band name or musical moniker? Robynn: My musical moniker is a tribute to my brother Shane, who passed
away at the age of 20. He was a big influence in my life and is the reason I got into music. His memory is a source of inspiration for me, and I use it as motivation to continue to make music.
What are your influences? R: Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and Jessi Colter are all influential figures in the country music genre. They are all known for their unique styles and their ability to create timeless music. Dolly Parton is known for her powerful vocals and her songwriting ability, while Waylon Jennings is known for his outlaw country sound and his unique vocal style. Jessi Colter is known for her unique blend of country and rock.
What are your inspirations? R: My musical inspirations come from a variety of sources, but I'm particularly inspired by country music legends like Dolly Parton.
If given the chance, what musician(s) would you like to collaborate with? Rather this is to either write a song or be featured on a track. R: If given the chance, I would love to collaborate with Dolly Parton as well as other country music greats such as Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire. I would love the chance to collaborate with any of these artists, and I think it would be an amazing experience to be able to write a song or be featured on a track with them. So what is your new single "Coming Home" about? R: The song I wrote is called "Coming Home" and it's about the struggles of soldiers who have been away at war and are coming back to civilian life.
What’s something you hope people take away from the new song?
R: I hope that people will take away a message of hope, respect, and understanding for those who have sacrificed so much for our country. I also hope that my song can bring attention to the struggles that veterans and their families have faced and continue to face.
Do you have any favourite songs to perform live? Could be your own music or even a cover. Any reason why? R: My song "Rebel Child." It paints a picture of my brother, Shane. It allows those who never met him to get to know him. That means the world to me.
If you could perform a show this very second anywhere in the world, where would it be?
R: Nashville, Tennessee, at the Ryman Auditorium. The original Grand Ole Opry.
What do you currently have planned for the remainder of the year? R: I plan on writing more songs, recording some new music for my yet to be named fifth studio album, and playing quality shows for my fans!
Thanks for taking the time to talk, Robynn. Is there anything else you may want to add before you go? R: Thank you for having me. Yes, make sure you are following me on social media @RobynnShayne and on Bandsintown to keep up with my show schedule.