Australian country music singer, Shea Fisher, may dominate on stage with her powerfully unique voice, but this cowgirl not only sings about country life but lives and breathes it also. The daughter of bull riding and bareback riding Champion, Eddie Fisher and barrel racing Champion, Joanne Fisher, Shea grew up travelling the country on the rodeo circuit. “I started riding and competing in rodeos when I was three years old and I won my first National Rodeo Association Junior barrel racing title in 1997”, said Shea.
In 1998, at age 10, Shea and her family moved to America as her father chased his own dreams, but it was American country music that Shea fell in love with. “I became a huge fan of Reba McEntire while I was in Australia, but when I moved to America my whole world changed when I first heard Shania Twain’s music. I used to sing her songs at the top of my lungs and remembered seeing her perform on TV and thought I want to be that one day”.
12 years later and not only has Shea fulfilled that dream, but she is now based in Nashville, Tennessee, working with some of the best songs writers in the business, as well as being the face of multiple western brands.
It all started at age 13 when Shea began singing the National Anthem at local rodeos while travelling with her family. By 2006 she was on tour with Steve Forde & The Flange and singing at events including the Tamworth Music Festival and Australian Bushman’s Campdraft & Rodeo Association National Finals Rodeo.
In 2007, at the age of 19, Shea signed a record deal with ABC Music and released her debut album, titled “Everyday Girl” the same year. “I wrote nine of the 11 songs on my first album and had two #1 songs, “Just the Excuse” and “Everyday Girl”. After the release of her first album, Shea went on tour throughout Australia and was not only the most requested artist on CMC, but she sold the most albums of any new country artists and had the most #1 songs of any new country artist that year.
Known as the ‘true country music cowgirl of Australia’, not only do Shea’s songs capture the audiences of Australia and America, but her live shows with electric guitars and back up dancers entertain fans of all ages. “I always love having a good time in my shows. You’ll never know what will happen but it will always be fun”, smiled Shea.
Following the success of her first album, Shea released her second album, self-titled ‘Shea’, in 2009 which helped to land her a record deal with US record label, Stroudavarious. “I had two #1 songs on that album and signing the record deal brought me to Nashville. I was lucky enough to have a top 20 song on CMT during that year and was invited to walk the red carpet at some of the most prestigious events in American country music such as CMA awards, CMT awards, ACA awards, movie premiers and more”, said Shea.
Over the past few years while living in America, Shea has worked with some of the best hit writers in the industry including Pat Alger, Dean Dillion, Tim Owens, Phil Barton, Rivers Rutherford and more. Currently working on new music, Shea is coming back to her true country roots. “I grew up in a rodeo family and am a cowgirl at heart. I feel like my music will be able to relate to all country girls and guys out there”.
When not in the studio recording, you can find Shea in front of a camera modeling as the face of Cruel Girl, Rock & Roll Cowgirl, Gypsy Soule, Coral Boots and Maui Jim sunglasses. Featured on the cover and in some of the biggest western magazines around the world, Shea is also the TV host for the Australian PBR and a new American western show, Project Cowboy.
Getting inspiration from all areas of life, Shea loves nothing more than saddling up her horse and going for a ride to get away and clear her head. “I wouldn’t trade my country roots for anything; I am proud of who I am. The sky is the limit if you dream big and believe in yourself, when people tell me I can’t achieve something it makes me work harder”.