Shantaia’s “Damaged Goods” Unveils the Heart of a Small Town

Country Artist Shantaia from Saskatchewan

Fresh off her victory at the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase, Shantaia is making waves with her latest single and docu-style music video, “Damaged Goods.”

2023 has been a big year for Shantaia, but 2024 is shaping up to be even bigger!

RELATED: Earlier this year, we featured Shantaia as one of our Women in Canadian Country Spotlights …

Let’s take a look at her single “Damaged Good” and her journey so far.

“Damaged Goods” Music Video: A Glimpse into Small-Town Life

The music video for “Damaged Goods” is a delightful journey into the heart of a small town.

A place where clichés come to life, and characters gather in the local dive bar.

Director Ryan Nolan has breathed life into these small-town narratives, with Shantaia herself taking on the role of the bartender.

Shantaia describes the experience of shooting the video with pure excitement: “This music video has to be the most fun I’ve ever shot. My manager, director, and I all have a shared love of The Office, so we wanted to give this video that ‘documentary style’ real, humorous feel! I invite the camera crew into our small-town bar (Bobby’s Idle Hour in Nashville) and introduce them to the specific characters that were written into this song.”

This charming music video brings a slice of small-town life to your screen, celebrating the uniqueness of these familiar characters.

It’s the perfect visual companion to the heartfelt and toe-tapping song that is “Damaged Goods.”

A Musical Gem from “Exes and Friends”

“Damaged Goods” is taken from Shantaia’s debut album, “Exes and Friends,” which was released earlier this year.

The track has already made waves, amassing nearly two million views on TikTok and is now making its presence felt on country radio.

With its catchy melody and relatable lyrics, the song has become an anthem for many.

Shantaia: A Rising Star in Country Music

Nashville-based and Saskatchewan-raised , Shantaia has become one of the most exciting emerging artists of 2023.

Her journey has been a remarkable one, with “Broke To Brand New” marking a significant turning point in early 2022. The track garnered over a million streams and gave Shantaia her first Top 40 radio hit, peaking at #33. She continued to build on that success with her follow-up, “Hung Over You,” solidifying her presence in the country music scene.

Shantaia joined us and talked about the success of “Broke To Brand New”

in 2022, Shantaia was a top three finalist in the SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, showcasing her talents in front of industry heavyweights during the CCMA Country Music Week. She also went on to win the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase in 2023.

Connect with Shantaia

As Shantaia embarks on this exciting new chapter of her career, be sure to follow her on social media to stay updated with her latest music and adventures. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and on TikTok as

For more information and to explore her music, visit

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A die-hard country music fan with an impressive collection of Spotify playlists. Happiest when I'm listening to music and constantly on the lookout for the next artist to fall in love with. A bit of a tech nerd too.

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