Shawna Russell is an American Country music singer/songwriter who was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma and currently resides in Okemah, OK. Her musical influences include Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Juice Newton, and Tom Petty, among others. Shawna first sang in public at age 7. At 13, she and her dad, Keith, formed a country band that played for clubs and Elks Lodges on weekends. At 17, she joined her Uncle Tim’s band, which was already a successful regional band on the “A” club circuit across the Southwest.