Savannah Low was born a musician. But more importantly, she worked her whole life to make it one. It took her 16 years, but now she had finally found her style, released her first EP, and won the Top Pop Song of March 2019 Tournament on Louder.me. And she’s not about to stop.
Grand Ole Opry
Silky-voiced EDM singer from Dallas grew up in an environment that was nowhere near modern and least of all electronic music. As a kid, she took her first attempts in show business playing country on the steps of the Fort Worth Stockyards. She was also taking part in yodeling competitions and performing at opries (from U.S. dialectal pronunciation of opera — an establishment providing country or folk music, such as Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast).
With all these acts, she was traveling all over Texas at the age of 9. Around that same time she had also made her start in charity work, by joining a nonprofit singing band. With God’s Country Kids, she entertained the nursing homes’ residents and the visitors of the various fundraisers.
Charity Begins at Home
It was God’s Country Kids, where she found her friends, who were united not only through music. Having a history of cancer in their families, young singers gathered with the guidance of Savannah’s mother — a breast cancer survivor herself. That’s how Girls4Life was created.
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For four years the band spread awareness about this illness and supported the sufferers, achieving notable success. At some point, they even performed as an opening act for Jonas Brothers in front of a 30,000 crowd, helped raise over $150k for cancer causes, and became the youngest recipients of the Texas State Senate’s HealthCare Heroes Award. Not too shabby for a teenage quartet.
The Fall and Rise
She kept exploring her ways to get on the stage when at the age of 16 she decided to participate in American Idol. But the harsh TV reality showed itself pretty soon. Three weeks into the show Savannah was eliminated. That experience left her devastated and questioning her life and career choices. For the first time in 10 years, she decided to take a break from music. She kept herself busy working as a waitress and in car sales. But what is meant to be is meant to be. She couldn’t keep music out of her life for too long. She just needed some time to reinvent herself as a musician.
photo: Xo Yours Truly Photography
Her big comeback in the music world happened with winning a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts from a talent showcase Actors, Models, & Talent for Christ. Savannah dove into her art with renewed vigor, accumulating all the skills and inspiration New York could give her. After finishing her program, she came back to Texas, to find out her biggest source of inspiration was already with her. That’s when her son Luka was born.
Purpose Of Life
She has always been there for others, ready to help, cheer, and support. And it has always been the primary goal of her music. And becoming a mother had just strengthened her aspiration. Her music is not a career. It’s a way of creating a life worth living. And that’s what keeps her going as a solo artist. “My son is getting to the age where he learns from my actions.” — she says. “How can I teach him to follow his dreams and do what he is passionate about, and what makes him happy if I can’t do that very thing for myself?”
Not only to live a worthy life but to help others create one — that’s her fulltime job. She keeps continually motivating people around her, especially with her music.
Her whole EP Bare is an affirmation, that reminds you: it’s okay to be vulnerable, it’s okay to be human, it’s okay to be you. And as if that wasn’t enough, she backs her songs, addressing the same ideas to her fans on Facebook.
“You can rise from anything.” — she writes to them. “You can completely recreate yourself. You can become who you are meant to be — the person this world needs. Nothing is permanent. You are not stuck. You have choices. You can change your mindset. You can learn something new. You can change your habits. You can do this today & never look back.” And she knows what she’s talking about because that’s what she did.
She had her message, and now she’s found her medium. Electronic pop has become her way to spread her love and support to the biggest audience possible. And let’s face it — she does it beautifully. It only remains to thank her. And hope it wouldn’t take another 16 years to hear her next record.