Monday, December 5, 2016

Philly Girl Scouts Have Awesomely Memorable Experience Singing the Hook on New Anthem, “Watch Me Shine”

What an honor for us! This summer Liz Rose, songwriter and two-time Grammy award winner,  and Emily Shackelton, singer/songwriter on the popular TV show Nashville, combined their awesome skills to write “Watch Me Shine,” our new, inspiring Girl Scout anthem—yes, we have our very own anthem!

With the help of three remarkable girls from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and their mom, Juliet Shavit (cofounder of Breakthrough Music and business producer on the song), Liz and Emily (the vocalist on the song) were able to make “Watch Me Shine” come to life to inspire millions of girls around the country—amazing!

Maya, 13, Eden, 12 and Ariel, 9, are sisters and lifelong Girl Scouts who embody everything it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. When they heard their mom was involved in the making of “Watch Me Shine,” they were moved to take the lead like a Girl Scout, and join in on the adventure. “They all love to sing. They love the song, they love Liz and Emily, and they love Girl Scouts, so they were thrilled to sing the background vocals,” said Juliet.

The girls felt excited and lucky to have the opportunity to be part of the project, and they were even more excited that they got to do it together as a family. “The experience was very memorable for all of us. It was something I will never forget—going into this recording studio [Blackbird Studio in Nashville owned by Martina McBride] with all of these fancy microphones and not knowing what to do,” Maya said. “It just goes to show you, if you really think you can do something, you can. You’re just as capable as anyone else.”

We hope that “Watch Me Shine” will inspire you to lead like a Girl Scout, and awaken the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) in you, regardless of your age, gender, or background. There’s an opportunity for anyone and everyone to get involved!

You can start now by getting your very own copy of “Watch Me Shine.” Share the good news far and wide. We’re ready to shine, together, now more than ever!

Download “Watch Me Shine” Now: iTunes | Amazon | Google Play
Hear more from Maya, Eden, Ariel, and Juliet. 
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