Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne
Shelby Lynne
  • Born: October 22, 1968
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter









Shelby Lynne is an American singer and songwriter and the older sister of Allison Moorer. The success of her pop rock album I Am Shelby Lynne (1999) led to her winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist (despite being her sixth studio album). She released a Dusty Springfield tribute album called Just a Little Lovin' in 2008. Since then she has started her own independent record label, called Everso Records, and released three albums: Tears, Lies and Alibis, Merry Christmas, and Revelation Road. Lynne is also known for her distinctive contralto voice.

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All I do is party.
I can find some way to make poetry out of my life's experiences. Life ;Literature, Writers & Writing
I can't stand too long of a record.
I can't tell you how freeing it is to have my own label. For the first time in my career, I have total control. Time
I can't write about your pain; I only know my own.
I didn't go to college.
I don't feel like taking anybody's money. Money, Coins & Minting
I don't like modern country music. It's not what I'm into, is all. I'm old-school. Music, Chants & Rapps
I don't talk about my personal life. But the relationships I've had have usually been with other musicians. It's just easier that way. Life
I don't think I've ever put it in words before. But daddy took a gun and ended his life and took momma's with him. Life
I feel like I've kind of gotten to a peaceful place in my heart.
I insist on the truth. I surround myself with people who tell the truth. Truth
I just don't conform very well.
I just had it with the corporate money, money, money label thing. Money, Coins & Minting
I like rules that are broken.
I like strength. I depend on my own.
I like to make great albums.
I think a lot of people think that my parents' deaths is why I write such sad songs, but that's not true. Those songs may just be the woman I am.
I wanted to be a rock 'n' roll star. It defines life for me. It's all I've ever imagined for myself. Life
I was an opening act for 10 years.
I was raised in South Alabama in the woods, y'know? I'm country.
I was singing before I could talk.
I write about what I know.
I'd like to thank my parents for always stressing, be an individual.
If you think too much about something, you're not feeling it.
I'm comfortable in my miseries. I have no choice.
It is so killer to collaborate with someone who gets what you're trying to say.
It was hard to work and work and work and not get your music played on the radio. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It's taken me years to embrace the softer elements of who I am and let that shine some.
It's time for artists to take their music back. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I've pretty much run the circle of labels and dealing with that whole kind of battle, because you're the one creating the music, but you're not the final say. That's always been hard. Music, Chants & Rapps
My band can tell you, I'd rather do anything than rehearse.
So it's the greatest compliment in the world when people want to hear you sing. That means it feels good to them, so I keep doing it.
Sometimes a song that didn't make one record will stay in my head for so long and just won't go away. I take that as a hint to keep 'em close and not forget about them.
Sure I got a mouth on me.
That's what I so admired about Johnny Cash and June Carter. Their music wasn't a big influence on me. It was their character, their individual styles, what they were like as people. They weren't afraid to stick out. Music, Chants & Rapps
The only way to get ahead in the music business these days is to call up all your friends. To pool your resources. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Well, I had a record deal since I was 18, and it got me where I am.
What is happy? I think happy's in the moment. I don't think everybody can be happy all the time. Time
You know, I just don't believe that art is supposed to make sense. I really don't think it's supposed to be analyzed to death. It's left to the listener or looker to get what they can get from it. Death ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
You know, I'm trying to sometimes sit down and write some stories about my childhood and maybe one when I'm an old lady put them out like a book.

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