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Shelby Lynne

By the time Shelby Lynne won her Best New Artist Grammy, she'd already completed six albums and had over a decade of recording experience under her belt. Yet in a way, the award was appropriate, since I Am Shelby Lynne was the album that finally found her taking control of her music, following years of casting about in search of an identity. Lynne's work ranged through country, blues, Southern soul, roots rock, Western swing, jazz, and adult contemporary pop; naturally, that eclecticism made her difficult to market, and it also resulted in pressure to record more commercial, radio-friendly material that didn't really suit her. Once Lynne put all the pieces together, she found herself embraced not by the country mainstream, but by rock critics, British audiences, and the alt-country/Americana crowd.

Lynne was born Shelby Lynne Moorer in Quantico, Virginia, in 1968 and spent most of her childhood in Jackson, Alabama. Her father was a local bandleader and her mother a harmony-singing teacher; as children, she and her younger sister Allison -- later a country recording artist in her own right -- sometimes joined their parents on-stage to sing along. However, Lynne's father was a violent alcoholic who at one point had her thrown in jail; when Lynne was 17, he shot his wife dead in the family's driveway, then turned the gun on himself while his daughters looked on. Lynne took charge of raising her sister and married her high school sweetheart (albeit briefly) prior to their move to Nashville. There, Lynne recorded some demo songs, which landed her an appearance on TNN's Nashville Now series. That, in turn, led to a duet with George Jones, for 1988's Top 50 hit "If I Could Bottle This Up," and a record deal with Epic, where Lynne teamed up with legendary producer Billy Sherrill for her 1989 debut album, Sunrise. The follow-up, 1990's Tough All Over, took more of a Reba McEntire-esque direction, and 1991's Soft Talk found Lynne moving into slick country-pop.

Lynne placed several songs on the country charts during this period, but none managed to break into the Top 20. Critics generally regarded her as a promising talent, and she even won the CMA's Horizon Award (given to the year's top emerging artist) in 1991. However, she was tiring of the lack of control she was afforded over her image and musical direction. She split from Epic and signed with the smaller Morgan Creek label, debuting with 1993's Temptation, an exercise in Bob Wills-style Western swing and big-band jazz. Unfortunately, the label folded not long after, and she moved on to Magnatone for 1995's Restless, which marked a return to contemporary-style country. Afterward, Lynne disappeared from recording for several years. During that time, she moved to Palm Springs, California, and convinced producer Bill Bottrell -- best known for his early work with Sheryl Crow -- to work on her next album.

Lynne signed with Island Records and finally returned in 2000 with I Am Shelby Lynne. Effectively a roots rock album with Sheryl Crow overtones and strong hints of Lynne's eclecticism, the record was greeted enthusiastically in the U.K. and was released in the U.S. several months later. Positive word of mouth led to effusive critical praise, with many hailing I Am Shelby Lynne as a major statement of purpose as confident as its title's declaration. It won her a Grammy for Best New Artist in early 2001, and she began working on a follow-up with producer Glen Ballard, best known for his work with Alanis Morissette. Love, Shelby appeared later in 2001 but was received with confusion and disappointment by many reviewers, mainly because of its smoother, less country-infused production. Two years later, Lynne returned to form with Identity Crisis. Her debut release for Capitol, it was her most sensitive album yet. Suit Yourself appeared in spring 2005, and in 2008, an homage to Dusty Springfield, Just a Little Lovin', produced by Phil Ramone, was released on Lost Highway.

Lynne appeared as Peter Wolf's duet partner on the single "Tragedy," the lead-off single from his 2010 album Midnight Souvenirs, and made a performing appearance on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show with him. More importantly, less than a month later, the Tears, Lies and Alibis album was released on her own Everso imprint, distributed by Fontana. Lynne wrote all ten songs on the recording, and cut it at home in Rancho Mirage, California, as well as at the Rendering Plant in Nashville. She co-produced the album with Brian Harrison, and was able to coax a few former Muscle Shoals sidemen (most notably Spooner Oldham) to accompany her. After recording for over 20 years, Tears, Lies and Alibis marked the first album over which she had complete freedom of creative control. Later that year, she issued her first holiday collection entitled Merry Christmas. Tears, Lies and Alibis eventually reached the Top Ten at Americana radio. She toured for a solid year behind it. In 2011, Lynne commenced writing, producing, and performing virtually all instruments and voices for her next release on Everso, Revelation Road. The album was advanced by the pre-release of its title track as a download single in August, and was released in October of 2011. In 2013, she returned with a five-track EP entitled Thanks. Co-produced by Ben Peeler, it featured influences such as blues and gospel. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Possibly the best song she has ever written (so far!)
springsgrann y
Saw Shelby Lynn at Westbury Music Fair on Long Island about 25 years ago as an opening act for Kenny Rogers. She was fantastic and I loved the way she interpreted the old standards (Don't Get Around Much Anymore for instance) Loved her country style too but they didn't embrace her lifestyle and that's a real shame. Wish she would do a country album, you would love it too!
I first heard her in 2002. And still get amazed at every song arrangenent and lyrics. I label her country-rock - b l u e s . She soothes my Soul, the very essence of who I am. Norman
cant quite figure out where to put my Shelby CDs, got 4 of them so i put them with my Lucinda Williams CDs
cathy_ayers
Saw her years ago at June Jam in Ft. Payne, Al. She has such a variety of styles that don't even start to show her range. I simply love her voice.
What an amazing talent she is. Such a beautiful voice. She's also very easy on the eyes.
this lady has a beautiful voice , an she is so sexy one of the best
I've always been a fan of Shelby Lynne, ever since I heard her Western swing album. I LOVE how she blends different genres of music together.
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE GROUPING OF LYRICS!!
Miss Shelby interprets the scene in which they are the main characters, so very very well.
Love My Pandora...Fr a n c i s
Beleive it or not The fisrt time I heard Shelby "Tell Me Im Crazy was playing while I was working in a grocori store. I was baking away, breads pies pastries and many sweet things, but noyhing as Sweet as her voice.She goes with me on all my annual "all Girls Camping Trips".Loved her for years."
Baby NEVER EVER change your lyricl breathing approach to singing. This is THEE best version of "I Only Want to Be With You" I've ever heard.
Francis Geyer
hicjls
Such a tragic scene to be imprinted on the mind of such a innocent darlin's. It makes me cry inside.I can't understand how one could preform such an act in the view of two of the people in his life he was supposed to care for and nurture and leave them to wallow in their pain and confusion. I love you Shelby and your little sister and I'm sure that there are other hearts in the world that feel the same. Keep writng honey and sing away your pain.
lgalindo1852
Shelby,
ALL your music is simply TREMENDOUS!! ! ALL of it. I have listened to you for years,and I've bought every one of your albums.
Thank-You Shelby,for giving me the pleasure of listening to such great songs.
Heard Shelby at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia . Captavating, real, a vocal range that reflects many emotions. It was simply a great performance!
mgasp
Just saw her in Chicago at Martyrs-a true original, she puts everything into the music-great performance in an intimate setting
joiegrrlherb a l s
Shelby has a new CD: "Tears Lies And Alibis" to be released soon! Can't wait!
Would be fun to hear Shelby and Allison do a duet. Have they ever recorded anything together?
She sounds tortured. After reading her bio, it is easy to understand how her life has affected her music. Nice, simple approach to the music.
ONE OF THE GREAT WHO DOESN'T GET ENOUGH CREDIT...
joni92258
Love, Shelby is my favorite. I'm going to see her in November. Can't wait....
again thank you, i don't know why, but this song takes my breath away
hey sunshine, thanks
Try Just a Little Lovin', I am Shelby Lynne, Identity Crisis and Suit Yourself. She is great! Stay away from older material and Love, Shelby.
this woman is so real, so heartfelt, a true artist
I love this woman. She has a unique style that mixes a lot of genres. I can't wait to see her again live.
I think her song 'Wall in your heart' is fantastic.
Beautiful lady and a lovely, unique voice...
ablefton
Check out her new album featuring songs by Dusty Springfield. Just terrific.
Look for her new album of Dusty Springfield covers.
mtedeton
greatly unrecognized talent...abs o l u t e l y fantastic singer

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