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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. 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 ranges 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. 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. For decades now, audiences have reveled in Lynne’s eclecticism; an essential and deeply compelling artistic calling card. Her albums range across the spectrum: including teaming with producer Phil Ramone for 2008's Dusty Springfield homage Just a Little Lovin', 2011's roots music set Revelation Road, the all-original outing I Can't Imagine in 2015, and Not Dark Yet, a covers collection with sister Allison Moorer two years later. 2020’s Shelby Lynne proceeded from a collaboration between Lynne and lyricist/director /screenwriter Cynthia Mort. Lynne calls 2021’s The Servant “one of my proudest achievements.” The album features 10 beloved Gospel traditionals anchored by Lynne’s passionate, healing vocals.

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