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Shelby Lynne

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By enough time Shelby Lynne earned her Best New Designer Grammy, she’d currently completed six albums and had over ten years of recording encounter under her belt. However in ways, the honor was suitable, since I Am Shelby Lynne was the record that finally discovered her acquiring control of her music, pursuing many years of casting about searching for an identification. Lynne’s function ranged through nation, blues, Southern spirit, roots rock, Traditional western golf swing, jazz, and adult modern pop; normally, that eclecticism produced her difficult to advertise, looked after led to pressure to record even more commercial, radio-friendly materials that didn’t actually fit her. Once Lynne place all the parts together, she discovered herself embraced not really by the united states mainstream, but by rock and roll critics, British viewers, as well as the alt-country/Americana audience. Lynne was created Shelby Lynne Moorer in Quantico, Virginia, in 1968 and spent the majority of her youth in Jackson, Alabama. Her dad was an area bandleader and her mom a harmony-singing instructor; as kids, she and her young sister Allison — later on a nation documenting designer in her personal right — occasionally became a member of their parents on-stage to sing along. Nevertheless, Lynne’s dad was a violent alcoholic who at one stage had her tossed in prison; when Lynne was 17, he shot his wife deceased within the family’s driveway, after that turned the weapon on himself while his daughters appeared on. Lynne got charge of increasing her sister and wedded her senior high school sweetheart (albeit briefly) ahead of their proceed to Nashville. There, Lynne documented some demo tracks, which got her an appearance on TNN’s Nashville Right now series. That, subsequently, resulted in a duet with George Jones, for 1988’s Best 50 strike “EASILY Could Container This Up,” and an archive cope with Epic, where Lynne teamed up with famous maker Billy Sherrill on her behalf 1989 debut recording, Sunrise. The follow-up, 1990’s Hard All Over, got even more of a Reba McEntire-esque path, and 1991’s Soft Chat found Lynne getting into slick country-pop. Lynne positioned several tracks on the united states charts during this time period, but nothing were able to break into the very best 20. Critics generally viewed her being a appealing skill, and she also gained the CMA’s Horizon Award (directed at the year’s best emerging musician) in 1991. Nevertheless, she was exhausting of having less control she was afforded over her picture and musical path. She divide from Epic and agreed upon with small Morgan Creek label, debuting with 1993’s Enticement, a fitness in Bob Wills-style Traditional western golf swing and big-band jazz. However, the label folded shortly after, and she shifted to Magnatone for 1995’s Restless, which proclaimed a go back to contemporary-style nation. Afterward, Lynne vanished from documenting for quite some time. During that period, she shifted to Hand Springs, California, and confident maker Expenses Bottrell — most widely known for his early use Sheryl Crow — to focus on her following recording. Lynne authorized with Island Information and finally came back in 2000 with I Am Shelby Lynne. Efficiently a roots rock and roll recording with Sheryl Crow overtones and solid tips of Lynne’s eclecticism, the record was greeted enthusiastically within the U.K. and premiered within the U.S. almost a year later on. Positive person to person resulted in effusive critical compliment, numerous hailing I Am Shelby Lynne as a significant declaration of purpose as assured as its title’s declaration. It received her a Grammy for Greatest New Designer in early 2001, and she started focusing on a follow-up with maker Glen Ballard, most widely known for his use Alanis Morissette. Like, Shelby appeared later on in 2001 but was received with misunderstandings and disappointment by many reviewers, due to the fact of its smoother, much less country-infused production. 2 yrs later on, Lynne returned to create with Identity Problems. Her debut launch for Capitol, it had been her most delicate record yet. Fit Yourself made an appearance in springtime 2005, and in 2008, an homage to Dusty Springfield, Slightly Lovin’, made by Phil Ramone, premiered on Shed Highway. Lynne made an appearance as Peter Wolf’s duet partner for the one “Tragedy,” the lead-off one from his 2010 record Midnight Souvenirs, and performed on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night present with him. Moreover, lower than a month afterwards, the Tears, Lays and Alibis album premiered on her very own Everso imprint, written by Fontana. Lynne had written all ten tracks on the documenting, and slice it in the home in Rancho Mirage, California, in addition to in the Making Herb in Nashville. She co-produced the recording with Brian Harrison, and could coax several former Muscle mass Shoals sidemen (especially Spooner Oldham) to accompany her. After documenting for over twenty years, Tears, Lays and Alibis designated the very first recording over which she experienced complete independence of innovative control. Later on that season, she released her first vacation collection entitled Merry Xmas. Tears, Lays and Alibis ultimately reached the very best Ten at Americana radio. She toured for a good season behind it. In 2011, Lynne commenced composing, producing, and executing virtually all musical instruments and voices on her behalf following discharge on Everso, Revelation Street. The recording was advanced from the pre-release of its name track like a download solitary in August, and premiered in Oct of 2011. In 2013, she came back having a five-track EP entitled Thanks a lot. Co-produced by Ben Peeler, it presented influences such as for example blues and gospel. In 2014, I Am Shelby Lynne got the luxurious reissue treatment. It had been annually for earnings and adjustments. Lynne, that has resided and done the West Coastline since the past due ’90s, made a decision to return to documenting within the Deep South. She and her music group constructed at Dockside Studio room in the community of Maurice, Louisiana within the fall and cut her following recording live from your studio ground. Entitled I CANNOT Imagine and released in the springtime of 2015, it had been her first recording for Rounder. The tour that adopted included total concert shows of the brand new documenting and I Am Shelby Lynne in one set.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shelby Lynne
Height 1.55 m
Profession Singer-songwriter, Songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Vernon Franklin Moorer, Laura Lynn Smith
Siblings Allison Moorer
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year
Music Songs Dreamsome, Wall in Your Heart, Killin' Kind, Leavin', Things Are Tough All OVer, Sold the Devil, Johnny Met June, I'll Lie Myself To Sleep, Jesus on a Greyhound, If I Could Bottle This Up, Heaven's Only Days Down the Road, Gotta Get Back, I Can't Imagine, The Look of Love, I Walk The Line, Breakfast in Bed, Feelin' Kind of Lonely Tonight, Your Lies, What About the Love We Made, Another Chance at Love, I'll Hold Your Head, The Hurtin' Side, Tell Me I’m Crazy, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Thought It Would Be Easier, Slow Me Down, All of a Sudden You Disappeared, Lead Me Love, Where I'm From, Don't Cross Your Heart, I Need a Heart to Come Home To, Your Love Stays With Me
Albums I Am Shelby Lynne, Just a Little Lovin', Love, Shelby, Tears, Lies and Alibis, Suit Yourself, Revelation Road, Soft Talk, Tough All Over, Temptation, Sunrise, Identity Crisis, Restless, Live At McCabe's, I Can't Imagine, Merry Christmas, Not Dark Yet, Epic Recordings, The Best of the Epic Years, The Definitive Collection, Thanks
Nominations Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year
Movies Walk the Line


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#Fact
1 Loves Boddington's Beer (English ale), cheese, biscuits and Nanny's (her grandmother) green beans.
2 Read a lot of Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck as a kid.
3 Would love to sing with David Bowie.
4 Loves to listen to albums by Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker. Also loves to hear the song "Stardust" sung by Willie Nelson.
5 In 1999, she took off to Los Angeles and reinvented herself.
6 By age 18, she was married and divorced, raising her sister, Allison Moorer, and struggling to make it as a country/pop singer in Nashville.
7 When she was 17, her father fatally shot her mother then took his own life in the family driveway.
8 Good friend of Mary-Louise Parker.
9 Sister-in-law of Steve Earle.
10 Won the "Best New Artist" award for the 2001 Grammys, even though she had been in the business for 13 years. Upon receiving the award, she quipped (with great sarcasm), "Wow! It took six albums to win Best New Artist!"
11 Older sister of Allison Moorer.
12 Country music singer and songwriter.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Daryl's House TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
True Blood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Barney's Version 2010 performer: "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore"
Miss Match 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smallville TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Shallow Hal 2001 performer: "Wall In Your Heart" / writer: "Wall In Your Heart"
Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 performer: "Dream Some" / writer: "Dream Some" - as Lynne
Someone Like You... 2001 performer: "Dreamsome" / writer: "Dreamsome"
Austin City Limits 2000 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Two If by Sea 1996 performer: "Wish I Knew", "Just For The Touch Of Your Hand" / writer: "Just For The Touch Of Your Hand"
True Romance 1993 performer: "I Need A Heart To Come Home To"
Big Bad John 1990 performer: "Little Bits and Pieces"
The Two Ronnies 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magnificent Room 2017 post-production Tommy
Army Wives 2009 TV Series Stella Raye
Walk the Line 2005 Carrie Cash
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind 1991 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magnificent Room 2017 composer: additional music post-production
Live from Daryl's House 2012 TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magnificent Room 2017 music composed and produced by post-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley 2008-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Live from Daryl's House 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash 2012 TV Movie Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2010 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008-2010 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2008 TV Special Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Herself
Park City: Where Music Meets Film 2007 TV Movie Herself
Head Case 2007 TV Series Herself
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down 2006 Video short Herself
Music Cares Person of the Year: Brian Wilson 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
CMT Outlaws 2005 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
All We Are Saying 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
CMT Outlaws 2004 TV Special
Soundstage 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003-2004 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Herself
Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' 2003 TV Special Herself
The Chris Isaak Show 2002 TV Series Herself
BingoLotto 2001 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Barend en Van Dorp 2001 TV Series Herself - Singer
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Howard Stern 2001 TV Series Herself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001 TV Series Herself
Austin City Limits 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Söndagsöppet 2000 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 1999 TV Series Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Hee Haw 1991 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist


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