Shelby Lynne Similar Artists

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

Rosanne Cash - 96% 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

Tift Merritt - 86% 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

Emmylou Harris - 77% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Harris was raised in North Carolina, later attending the University Of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. Starting as a folk singer, Harris tried her luck in the late 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk clubs, making an album for the independent Jubilee label in 1970. Gliding Bird was largely unrepresentative of her subse Read more

Lucinda Williams - 71% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1953, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Her father, Miller Williams, is a professor of literature and a professional poet, but it was her mother, a music graduate, who influenced Lucinda the most. After a period spent travelling in the early 70s, Williams concentrated on playing folk clubs in Texas, mixing traditional blues and folk songs with original material. She r Read more

Mindy Smith - 71% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1 June 1972, Long Island, New York, USA. This Nashville-based singer-songwriter grew up in Long Island, learning to sing from her stepmother, who was choir leader and music director of the church where Smith’s stepfather was minister. She performed with a band while attending Bible college in Cincinnati, later graduating to the solo acoustic circuit after moving with he Read more

Shawn Colvin - 66% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shanna Colvin, 10 January 1956, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. A singer-songwriter in the tradition of her teen idol Joni Mitchell, Colvin was of considerable age before she recorded her first songs. Backed by fellow guitarist and songwriting partner John Leventhal (later a collaborator with Marc Cohn), her debut pulled together arresting material with an understated approac Read more

Alison Krauss - 63% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 July 1971, Decatur, Illinois, USA. Krauss is unique among the new crop of female country singers that emerged in the 90s in that she leans strongly towards more traditional forms of country music, especially bluegrass. She began learning classical music on violin at the age of five and won her first fiddle contest at the age of eight when she took the honours in the Weste Read more

Patty Griffin - 63% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1964, Old Town, Maine, USA. This US singer-songwriter made her name on the Boston/Cambridge folk scene in the mid-90s, leading to a major label recording contract with A&M Records. Griffin began writing songs as a teenager but at this point in her life was more interested in athletics than music. By the time she relocated to Boston she was married to musician Ni Read more

Lyle Lovett - 62% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lyle Pearce Lovett, 1 November 1957, Klein, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Lovett grew up 25 miles north of Houston in the rural Klein community (an area largely populated by farmers of German extraction), which was named after his grandfather, Adam Klein. During his teenage years, as Houston’s borders expanded, Lovett was exposed to more urban influences, and attended T Read more

Mary Chapin Carpenter - 60% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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

Bonnie Raitt - 57% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1949, Burbank, California, USA. Born into a musical family, her father, John Raitt, starred in Broadway productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel. Having learned guitar as a child, Raitt became infatuated with traditional blues, although her talent for performing did not fully flourish until she attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Raitt initially opened for Read more

Dave Alvin - 56% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA. The country guitarist Dave Alvin had a successful career with his brother Phil in the Blasters, whose best-known song, ‘Marie Marie’, was a UK hit for Shakin’ Stevens. On leaving the band, he worked with the punk band X and scored the movie Border Radio. His solo albums are typical of his career, being a mixture Read more

Rickie Lee Jones - 56% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones emerged from a thriving Los Angeles bohemian sub-culture in 1979 with a buoyant debut album, peppered with images of streetwise characters and indebted, lyrically, to beat and jazz styles. The set included the Chuck E. Weiss tribute ‘Chuck E.’s In Love’, a US Top 5 single, and ‘Easy Money’, a song previo Read more

Lee Ann Womack - 55% match to Shelby Lynne

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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19 August 1966, Jacksonville, Texas, USA. A contemporary country artist fired by traditional songwriting virtues, Lee Ann Womack earned widespread praise in the late 90s for her fidelity to country music of a bygone era. Her material’s resemblance to early works by Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton was remarked upon by many, and acknowledged in print by the artist herself. Read more


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