The Writer’s Share presents Emily Shackelton, Phil Barton, and Victoria Banks
Emily Shackelton is a songwriter from Biwabik, Minnesota. After studying at Berklee College of Music, where she won the coveted BMI John Lennon Songwriting Competition. Shackelton has penned the Carly Peace single, “Every Little Thing,” which hit No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart, as well as Lauren Alaina’s single, “Doin’ Fine.”
Emily was awarded 2018 Music Row’s Breakout Songwriter of the Year. She has had several songs featured on TV shows like American Idol and ABC’s Nashville, including “Love Like Mine” sung by Hayden Panettiere and featured on the gold-selling, season one, soundtrack.
Her catalog includes cuts by Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, David Cook, Seth Ennis, Mickey Guyton, Cassadee Pope, and more.
In 2017 she signed a new co-venture with Liz Rose Music, busbee, and BMG.
Victoria Banks has been nominated for 11 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards and was named CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2010. She has been labeled “one of the best songwriters in the business” by Nashville’s MusicRow magazine. In addition to releasing three albums and touring with artists from Reba to Wynonna, Banks – who hails from Muskoka, Canada – has penned ASCAP, SOCAN, CCMA and Covenant-award-winning hits including Sara Evans’ solo-written “Saints & Angels”, Jessica Simpson’s Billboard record-breaking “Come On Over”, and one of the top Canadian singles of the decade: Johnny Reid’s “Dance With Me”. She has had cuts by over 100 artists including Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina, Terri Clark, Cassadee Pope, Mickey Guyton, The Shires, Isaac Slade (of The Fray), and has had songs featured in TV and movies like Breakthrough, Nashville, American Idol, and Dancing With the Stars.
Phil Barton is an Australian songwriter living in Nashville, TN. He had his first No. 1 with the Lee Brice smash, “A Woman Like You”. This song led to a Music Row Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, and NSAI award for one of the coveted “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written,” and has since been certified double platinum.
Along with his success in American Country Music, Phil has had eleven Top Ten singles in Canada with artists like Tim Hicks, Chad Brownlee, The Washboard Union, Jojo Mason, and Meghan Patrick. In Australia, he has also had cuts with Lee Kernaghan, Missy Lancaster, Busby Marou, Jai Waetford, The Wolfe Brothers, Reigan, and more.
In 2018 he signed a co-publishing deal with Liz Rose Music and Anthem formerly known as Òle.
His songs have been recorded by Sara Evans, David Nail, Eli Young Band, Dustin Lynch, Cassadee Pope, Morgan Evans, Seth Ennis, LOCASH, and many more.