Mandi Sangal can’t even remember a time when she wasn’t dreaming of becoming a country artist. Her biggest inspiration has been herself and knowing that this career path is her calling. To remain motivated in her calling, she says that perseverance is the word she focuses on. “Chasing a dream is full of rejection, hardship, joy and uncertainty. To me, perseverance is consciously choosing to stay on your path even in the midst of incredible difficulties.”
Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Mandi has been singing publicly since age 9. Well known in her hometown, she has performed everywhere from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Green Bay Packers. There was no question that Mandi needed to move to Nashville. Shortly after high school graduation, Mandi packed her things to pursue the dream. Working full-time while developing her artistry, sound and songwriting craft, is a talent within itself. However, Mandi will always stay true to her Wisconsin roots. Her favorite venue to perform at is the Meyer Theatre in Green Bay, WI. Its ornately beautiful designs add to the feeling that Madi feels when she performs on this stage that otherwise feels like home.
Telling stories is something that comes naturally to Mandi and is one of the many reasons she loves country music. She looks up to Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris because they stay authentic and true to their beliefs. When they have something to say they say it, which is a deeply admirable and respectable quality to have. When entering songwriting sessions, Mandi typically has the hook or idea and the melody will fall into place after. Working with Caleb Gilbreath and Brad Sample on her music, has been an honor Mandi says. “I have been writing with Brad for a couple years now, and he is so incredibly talented. Caleb is my fiance and also an incredible talent. He played the drums on my singles, is a phenomenal producer, and he is my biggest fan.”
Mandi’s most recent single, “Rainbow” was inspired by the beautiful relationship she entered into after letting go of a toxic one. Meeting the love of her life after experiencing such a negative relationship, proved to Mandi that rainbows do exist. After the storm, comes the rainbow. No matter your sexual orientation or race, love may look differently on the outside, but it’s all the same inside. Watch video below. Mandi says that, “Everyone will have an opinion about your music. Make sure you don’t lose sight of yours.” Not only does Mandi’s voice and wisdom contain a richness beyond her years, she is able to imbue every word with raw emotion and purpose. With influences Fleetwood Mac and Maren Morris woven into her sound, she has created a genre that is entirely her own.
Author: Haley Moloney