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San Diego Music Awards
San Diego Songwriter's Guild 22nd Annual Song Contest Winner
"It's About Time" - Platinum
"Split the Sky" - Bronze
San Diego Songwriter's Guild 21st Annual Song Contest Winner
"Hold Your Fire" - Gold
International Songwriting Competition Finalist
"It's About Time" - Lyrics Only
International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
"It's About Time" - Adult Contyemprary & Vocals
"In Your Hands" - AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
Write With A Hit-Maker (WWAHM) Runner Up
"It's About Time" - Film/TV
"Split the Sky" - Country
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase
OUTMUSIC Award Nomination
"Hold Your Fire" - Best Folk/Country
HMMA (Holywood Music in Media) Awards Genre Nominations
"In Your Hands" & "Hold Your Fire"- Folk/Acoustic
"Good Enough" - Folk/Acoustic
Profoundly cinematic and intensely intimate, the artistry of Sierra West reveals itself in essential melodies, vivid visuals, and absorbing emotions. She’s a rare artist whose grace, tenacity and integrity shine through in her songwriting and beyond. Originally from the East Coast, she now calls San Diego, CA her home. In turn, San Diego fans have professed their love for this spirited and organic songwriter by naming her the winner of the prestigious San Diego Music Awards’ Best Singer/Songwriter category for both 2014 and 2015!
Reminiscent of the sweet, earthy and open sound of Edie Brickell, Brandi Carlisle, and Damien Rice, Sierra brings an endearing quirkiness to her folksy ways. She sings with a smile in her voice, but there is an undertone of pain, regret yet hopefulness in her straightforward lyrics and finely woven melody.
In 2015, Sierra signed with San Diego-based boutique record label/ music production company Big West Music, and together they have released her long-awaited full-length album entitled “Long Way Down”. Check out “Love Wins”, a beautiful song co-written with fellow San Diego Artist Tolan Shaw, celebrating the enduring power of love.
With an expanding circle of co-writers, she was 1 of 10 selected writers for Creative Lab Hawaii’s Music Intensive and has several songs on the Roster with Secret Road. Sierra’s music has been placed in several television series, including: “Martha’s Vineyard” on ABC Family, Bravo TV’s “Southern Charm”, and the season premier of the ABC drama “Resurrection”.