Savannah Outen

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Savannah Outen
Disney Under the Stars Concert - Savannah Outen III.jpg
Background information
BornOctober 14, 1992
Hillsboro, Oregon
GenresPop Rock,[1] Pop[2]
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Actress
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active2007 - present
LabelsVector Management, New Entertainment Company [3]
Live performance with "If You Only Knew" (May 2009)

Savannah Outen is an American singer who gained popularity on YouTube. Outen began posting videos of herself singing on YouTube in March 2007 along with Angelika Vee and Esmee Denters.[4] In 2010 she collaborated with Boyce Avenue on their sixth acoustic album, New Acoustic Sessions. She appeared in the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2011.[5]


Outen has been asked to sing the National Anthem at many professional sports venues, including the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Angels, Seattle Mariners, Seattle SuperSonics, Seattle Storm, and the Portland Beavers.[6] From 2002 to 2006 she was a member of the Junior BlazerDancers dance group.[6] In 2006, she won the youth talent contest at the Washington County Fair in her hometown.[6]

In fall 2007, Keith Thomas of Levosia Entertainment signed Outen to a recording and management contract.[7][8] Savannah's first single from the three demo CD released by Levosia Entertainment was "Goodbyes".[8][9] That song drew comparisons to Carrie Underwood and Britney Spears from MTV's Pop Cultured.[8] Outen's first video was a cover of the song "Listen" from the motion picture Dreamgirls.[10]

On May 31, 2008, Outen's first single, "Goodbyes", was featured on Radio Disney's Music Mailbag. She received a 95% pick and on June 2, the song was added to the Radio Disney playlist. Within two weeks, it debuted at #28 on the Top 30 Countdown, charting for 18 straight weeks and peaking at #5, making it the highest rated song an unsigned artist has ever achieved on Radio Disney. Her latest song, "Fighting For My Life", was on the music mailbag on October 31, 2009 and got a 98% pick by listeners.[11] She reached 19 million views on her YouTube account by October 2008.[12]

Outen removed her cover songs from YouTube on March 17, 2009,[13] due to concerns over copyright violations but returned them a short time later.

On April 3, 2009, the music video to her second single, "If You Only Knew" was posted on YouTube. It was directed by Mason Dixon, who also directed her first music video for "Goodbyes", and starred Disney Channel's Tony Oller (As The Bell Rings) as "Cas". It has since garnered more than 4 million views.[14] In December 2009, clothing designed by Outen for Primp Girl went on sale, with the profits from the sales given to a charity selected by Outen.[15]


Savannah Outen was born on October 14, 1992 to Barry and Lisa Outen. Outen's hometown is Hillsboro, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area.[16][17] There she attended Century High School, but as of 2009 is home schooled by her parents, Barry and Lisa Outen. She graduated early.[17] At age 12, Outen made it to the finals of "America's Best New Talent."[citation needed]

"Goodbyes" was released in 2008 on iTunes.[16] She wrote "Goodbyes" during her middle school graduation about a friend who was moving to a different high school from her.[18]

"So What" and "Tell Me It's True" were recorded by a Local Producer and are in a Universal Records Music Catalog. According to her parents, they were supposed to be used as Demos for record labels.[citation needed] But according to her ex-manager, Keith Thomas, he received acoustic versions of 3 songs: "Goodbyes", "Unlock The Door" (later a free single at her extinct website and "My Dream Is".[citation needed]

"Goodbyes" is on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 11. It peaked 5 at Radio Disney Countdown, making her the first unsigned artist to reach this position at that radio. It got a music video directed by Mason Dixon, shot in Nashville.

"Fighting for My Life" was on Radio Disney music mailbag and got picked with 95% approval.

Savannah appeared in the first five Rising Stars Webshow episodes, part of the popular online Radio Disney fansite, Radio Disney Club. One out of five episodes are currently online, after the club was hacked. Savannah posted about the webshow on her Twitter page the night it debuted and two weeks later.[19] A cover of the song "No Place Like Here" from the straight to DVD film "Quest for Zhu" (which was served as the film's theme song) can be heard on the film's official soundtrack as a Bonus Track.[20] Savannah appeared on the Radio Disney Club on November 25, 2011, in celebration of their fourth birthday, in a follow-up interview.[21]

Billboard's website visitors named Outen as one of the six finalists to perform at the Billboard 2012 Battle of the Bands. She performed on May 18, 2012 in the showdown alongside her competition Saints Of Valory, Patent Pending, After the Smoke, Take the Day, and Doe Eye, but did not win.[22] Outen also made a small cameo appearance in the December 2012 Judd Apatow movie This is 40.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Pizza & Karaoke N/A TV movie
2012 This is 40 N/A Uncredited cameo
2015 Take A Chance Amanda Supporting role

Other roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 This Week In Reality TV Herself Episode: "American Idol Preview"
Red Carpet Report Herself Episode: "2nd Annual Thirst Project"
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Herself TV special
2012 Bri What? Herself 2 episodes: "Savannah Outen Unplugged", "Savannah Outen Interview"
Piper's Picks TV Herself Episode: "Savannah Outen Interview, Singing, and Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland at Piper's Picks Planetary HQ!"
Beyond The Spotlight: Hits the Streets Herself Episode: "ASPCA Rock and Roll Benefit"
2016 Sing Holiday Music Herself Performer


"Anthem Tree Lighting Ceremony" (November 2009)


  • 2010: Inception
  • 2012: Sing To Me (EP)

Cover Albums[edit]

  • 2012: The Covers, Volume I
  • 2012: The Covers II
  • 2012: The Covers, Volume III
  • 2012: Josh Golden & Savannah Outen Covers (EP)
  • 2013: The Covers IV
  • 2013: The Covers V
  • 2013: The New Velvet & Savannah Outen (EP)
  • 2013: The Covers VI
  • 2014: The Covers VII


  • 2008: Unlock The Door
  • 2008: Goodbyes
  • 2009: A Greater Treasure Than A Friend
  • 2009: If You Only Knew
  • 2009: Hope And Prayer
  • 2009: Fighting For My Life
  • 2010: Be Original
  • 2010: The Song Of Christmas Time
  • 2010: Magical Season (feat. Anna Golden)
  • 2011: Tonight With You (with Josh Golden)
  • 2011: No Place Like Here
  • 2012: I've Got You
  • 2012: Remember Me (with Jake Coco)
  • 2013: Brave & True (for Music is Medicine)
  • 2013: Fairytales Of L.A
  • 2014: Closure
  • 2015: Boys
  • 2017: Coins
  • 2018: Sad in the Summer
  • 2018: Shortcut

Unreleased Songs[edit]

  • My Dream Is
  • Tell Me It's True
  • Something To Say
  • I Like Boys
  • That's News To Me


Music videos[edit]

  • 2008: Goodbyes directed by Mason Dixon
  • 2009: If You Only Knew directed by Mason Dixon
  • 2011: Tonight With You directed by Joe Fahey
  • 2011: No Place Like Here
  • 2012: Fairytales Of L.A. directed by Julien Garros and Jake Coco
  • 2013: Closure directed by Jade Ehlers and Wade Yamaguchi
  • 2015: Boys directed by Sherif Higazy
  • 2018: Sad in the Summer directed by Roxana Baldovin
  • 2018: Shortcut


  1. ^ "No Place Like Here - Savannah Outen: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Josh Golden & Savannah Outen Covers - Josh Golden, Savannah Outen: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
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  4. ^ Outen's first YouTube video, dated March 8, 2007 Access date 4-30-09
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  6. ^ a b c Mandel, Michelle (July 27, 2006). "Voice full of talent wins singer prized performance at the fair". The Oregonian. Section: Metro West Neighbors Pages 10-12. Retrieved April 5, 2018.closed access
  7. ^ Keel, Beverly (March 3, 2008). "Hill, Underwood, Jackson will sing at CMA Music Fest". The Tennessean. pp. A3. Retrieved April 5, 2018.closed access
  8. ^ a b c Pop Cultured (July 10, 2008). "The Buzz On... Savannah Outen". MTV Buzzworthy Blog. MTV. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  9. ^ Sherborne, Pam (April 2, 2008). "Young singer's video makes Lipscomb the star". The Tennessean. pp. P6, J9, H8. Retrieved April 5, 2018.closed access
  10. ^ Savannah on MusicSearch (December 30, 2010). "Exclusive: MusicSearch Interview with Savannah Outen". MusicSearch Blog. MusicSearch. Retrieved December 30, 2010.. At the request of viewers, she began posting videos regularly.
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  12. ^ Brittany (staff) (October 14, 2008). "Savannah Outen dishes on her celebrity crush, the JoBros!". M. Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  13. ^ Tommy2.Net May 18th
  14. ^ "Kanaal van Savannah7448". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  15. ^ Khanh T.L. Tran (November 19, 2009). "Looking Past The Olsens: Fresh Group Of Starlets Vying For Tween Dollars". WWD. Conde Nast Publications, Inc. 198 (107): 1. ISSN 0149-5380. OCLC 698847343. Retrieved April 5, 2018.closed access
  16. ^ a b Radio Disney
  17. ^ a b Owen, Wendy (August 6, 2009). "Hillsboro YouTube sensation looks for mainstream fame". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  18. ^ Exclusive: MusicSearch Interview with Savannah Outen
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