Shantell Ogden to have song in new movie


by Dave Carew

Shantell Ogden—one of Nashville’s hardest-working and fastest-rising singer-songwriters—is about to have one of her co-written songs appear in a new film.

Entitled “Our American Song,” the tune will appear in writer-director Craig Clyde’s Storm Rider. Mr. Clyde’s most recent credit was for 2010’s A Christmas Wish, telecast nationally on the Hallmark Channel.

Co-written by Shantell, Bill DiLuigi, and Marcum Stewart, “Our American Song” was recorded for the upcoming movie in a Nashville studio. (Determination of time and cable TV channel for the broadcast are pending.)

Shantell, who grew up on a ranch in Utah, noted that the film has particular resonance for her. “I love horses, and the [storyline] takes place, in part, on a ranch with a girl and her horse. It’s a quality, family-friendly film.”

Asked about the career implications of having one of her songs appear in a film, Shantell responded, “As a songwriter, it’s important to me to stay open to possibilities for my songs. To build the kind of career I want, I need to think beyond Nashville and getting songs cut by artists. Discovering and developing relationships in film and TV is becoming a big focus to me in my career, because it’s a whole new market for my songs. I’m really excited about the future!”

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David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at and Dave is also a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

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