If you’ve listened to music at all during the past two decades—and honestly, who hasn’t?—chances are Victoria Shaw’s talent has touched you. The Nashville-based, New York-born triple threat has either written or produced some of music’s most memorable tunes and performed on the world’s biggest stages.
Whether you’re talking about Garth Brooks, Ricky Martin or Lady Antebellum, Victoria’s Midas touch has helped craft music that makes memories.
Her compositions include six #1 hits for superstar Brooks (“The River” and “She’s Every Woman” among them), Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera’s multi-format smash “Nobody Wants to be Lonely” and John Michael Montgomery’s “I Love The Way You Love Me,” which won an Academy of Country Music Award as Song of the Year and went on to pop success with international group Boyzone.
As a producer, Victoria co-produced Lady Antebellum’s platinum debut, which helped put them on the musical map and earned her a Country Music Association award for Single of the Year (“I Run To You”). Victoria’s other production credits include Jim Brickman, Richie McDonald, Canadian Country Music Association Award winner Jessie Farrell, HLN’s Robin Meade and television personality Carson Kressley.
In addition, Victoria penned Jim Brickman’s “Sending You A Little Christmas,” Doug Stone’s “Too Busy Being In Love,” the Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood duet “Where Your Road Leads” and Eric Church’s breakthrough hit, “Two Pink Lines,” among others.
The winner of numerous songwriting awards from performing rights organizations ASCAP and SESAC, Victoria has also scored two daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Original Song for the daytime dramas One Life to Live and As The World Turns.
As an artist, she has released four albums—two on Reprise Records and two on her own Taffeta Records Label. In 1998, she collaborated with Garth Brooks, Billy Dean, Faith Hill, Olivia Newton-John, Neal McCoy, Michael McDonald and Bryan White for a charity single (written for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) titled “One Heart at a Time.”
The daughter of two musicians, Victoria Shaw grew up listening to the California country-rock of the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt. She began singing and writing songs as a child, performing with her sister around Los Angeles. Her outreach has expanded just a bit. Victoria has performed throughout the world, including opening for Garth Brooks during his infamous New York City Central Park concert, playing the London Palladium and most recently touring with her friend and frequent collaborator, Jim Brickman.