Victoria Shaw has penned a number of hit songs such as Garth Brooks’ “The River” and Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera’s “Nobody Wants to be Lonely, but now the hit songwriter is turning her talents to television.
Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw is a brand new television show launching on ALL ARTS, a multimedia arts platform launched earlier this year by WNET. Described in a release as “a new, intimate, music performance and storytelling series” created by Victoria, the show will focus on hit songwriters who performa and share the unknown stories behind their biggest hits.
“I’m blessed to know a lot of talented, funny, wonderful musicians who are dear friends,” Victoria said in a statement. “I invite those friends who just so happen to be top-selling songwriters from across the pop, rock and country worlds to join me on stage to play their huge hits and reveal what went into creating those iconic songs. It’s very organic, and my shows feel like you’re hanging out in my living room listening in on a bunch of songwriters singing songs, swapping stories and cracking jokes. That’s my goal every night, for my shows to feel like a party at my house.“
Brett James (Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel”), Desmond Child (Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”), Angela Hunte (Alicia Keys and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”), Erika Ender (Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito”), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon’s “Keep on Loving You”) and Mark Hudson (Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the Edge”) are just some of the tatented songwriters featured in the series.
Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw premieres Wednesday, October 16 at 8:30 p.m. on the ALL ARTS streaming app and website.