HEATHER EVANS is one of the most accomplished songwriters you’ve probably never heard of.
She’s opened for national artists like Sixpence None The Richer and Andrew Belle, sang the national anthem at a rally for former President Barrack Obama, and her music has appeared in television commercials for Mitsubishi and Powerplant Studios.
Her unique brand of acoustic pop music has also been featured on shows like Laguna Beach, So You Think You Can Dance & Dancing with the Stars Junior —successes she hopes are just the first of many more to come.
Having her songs licensed for film and television is a dream Evans has been working toward for a long time. Her recent placement on SYTYCD only fueled the fire and she is working harder than ever to reach that goal.
After moving from Columbus, Ohio, to Sacramento, Calif., Evans found herself suddenly disconnected from the music community she’d been a part of for nearly a decade. She even considered giving up music for a time.
But as she got settled and began to find her bearings on the West Coast her passion for making music returned in short order. And her desire to facilitate and cultivate a new community of songwriters was not far behind. In 2018, Evans founded the Sacramento music Showcase and the Sacramento Songwriter Circle. She also became a curator for the Acoustic Guitar Project and won a SAMMIES award in the Singer/Songwriter Category in 2019.
This year she also decided to push herself creatively and launched a 12-for-12 campaign: 12 songs in 12 months.
Her first release, By My Side, was produced by Nashville songwriter Adam Agin, whose work has been featured on more than 65 shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Pretty Little Liars.
Evans is hoping to follow in her prolific producer’s footsteps and is working diligently toward that goal.