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Allison Moorer - 100% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 June 1972, Quantico, Alabama, USA. Country singer Allison Moorer became an instant celebrity in 1998 when she was heavily featured in the successful Robert Redford movie The Horse Whisperer. She performed her song ‘A Soft Place To Fall’ in its entirety as Redford danced with co-star Kristen Scott-Thomas. This was followed by the release of her debut album, Alaba Read more

Tift Merritt - 71% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 January 1975, Houston, Texas, USA. Roots singer-songwriter Merritt was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began writing songs and performing in clubs as a teenager, but did not make much of an impression before teaming up with drummer Zeke Hutchins and forming the Carbines. The band gained a strong reputation on Raleigh’s roots music scene, and after independently Read more

Kelly Willis - 65% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1968, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA. An Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter, Kelly Willis was signed by MCA Records’ country division in 1990 and widely embraced by critics as a torchbearer for ‘new traditionalism’.Willis played in her first band when aged 16, performing with her future first husband Mas Palermo. Her raucous vocals Read more

Mary Gauthier - 61% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1962, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA. This New England-based alt country singer-songwriter has plenty of autobiographical material on which to draw from. Adopted at birth, she dropped out of high school at the age of 15, stole the family car and landed in detox barely a year later, spending her eighteenth birthday in a Kansas City jail. She began to turn her life around in her ea Read more

Kim Richey - 54% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 December 1956, Zanesville, Ohio, USA. Country singer-songwriter Kim Richey has established an enviable reputation for the quality of her writing, earning credits for her work with Radney Foster (‘Nobody Wins’), George Ducas (‘Those Words We Said’) and Trisha Yearwood (‘Believe Me Baby (I Lied)’). Her own recording career began in earnest with Read more

Buddy Miller - 51% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1952, Fairborn, Ohio, USA. This acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter started out as a bass player in bluegrass bands before switching to acoustic guitar in the late 60s. His long years as a journeyman session musician saw him criss-crossing America with various bands. He also set up his own Buddy Miller Band, which at one point in the early 80s included a yo Read more

Gretchen Peters - 50% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Westchester County, New York, USA. During the 90s and 00s, Peters established herself as one of America’s most valued country and pop songwriters. She was raised in New York State and then moved to Colorado as a teenager, which is where she first began writing her own songs. Winning a local radio station contest boosted her confidence and by the end of the 80s Peters ha Read more

Matraca Berg - 46% match to Shelby Lynne

Decades Active: 1990s
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3 February 1964, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The song ‘Appalachian Rain’, on 90s country singer Berg’s first album, is about an unmarried mother moving away to have her baby, and she explained, ‘It is what happened to my mom; and in the song I tried to deal with how she must have felt, and what I wished had happened to my father.’ Berg is one of the f Read more

Nanci Griffith - 45% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1953, Seguin, Texas, USA. This singer-songwriter brilliantly straddles the boundary between folk and country music, with occasional nods to the mainstream rock audience. Her mother was an amateur actress and her father a member of a barbershop quartet. They passed on their interest in performance to Nanci, and although she majored in education at the University of Tex Read more

Iris DeMent - 42% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 January 1961, Paragould, Arkansas, USA. A singer-songwriter based in Kansas City, via California, Nashville, and originally the rural regions of Arkansas, USA, DeMent made her initial impact in 1991. Her early influences included gospel, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, but she was 25 years of age before she began to write her own songs, and 30 when her debut album was releas Read more

Mary Chapin Carpenter - 42% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 February 1958, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Carpenter’s father was an executive for Life magazine, and she spent part of her early life living in Japan. She grew up with a love of contemporary pop hits, although her mother’s Woody Guthrie and Judy Collins records gave her some interest in country/folk music. She spent her time at home with her guitar, and her fat Read more

Shannon McNally - 41% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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17 March 1973, Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter McNally made her debut in early 2002 with Jukebox Sparrows, a roots rock-orientated collection that drew inevitable comparisons to Sheryl Crow and Shelby Lynne. Of Irish, German and Iroquois descent, McNally grew up in Long Island and attended Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, earning a ba Read more

Eliza Gilkyson - 40% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1950, Hollywood, California, USA. Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson has enjoyed a long if not always fruitful career, although by the start of the new millennium she had begun to reap some much deserved critical and commercial acclaim.Gilkyson is from a musical family, with her late father, the noted performer and songwriter Terry Gilkyson enjoying a U Read more

Rodney Crowell - 38% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1950, Houston, Texas, USA. Combining careers as a country songwriter, producer and artist, Crowell rose to fame in the 80s as an influential figure in Nashville’s new breed of country traditionalists, along with Emmylou Harris, in whose Hot Band he worked for three years, Rosanne Cash, and fellow songwriters such as Guy Clark. His songs have been covered by Bob Read more

Rosanne Cash - 37% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 May 1955, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of Johnny Cash from his first marriage to Vivian Liberto, Cash lived with her mother in California after her parents divorced in 1966. Perhaps inevitably, she returned to Nashville, where she studied drama at Vanderbilt University, before relocating to Los Angeles to study ‘method’ acting at Lee Strasberg’s In Read more


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