Shelby Lynn Moorer, 22 October 1968, Quantico, Virginia, USA. The exceptionally talented Lynne was raised in Jackson, Alabama, and her life reads like a soap opera: there were long arguments with her father who had her jailed on a trumped-up charge, and later, she saw her father shoot her mother dead and then commit suicide, leaving her to look after her younger sister, Allison Moorer. When she appeared on the Nashville Now talent show at the age of 18, it was evident that she was a very good singer with a rather unusual, deep voice. Billy Sherrill offered to produce her records and her 1989 debut included the standards I Love You So Much It Hurts and Im Confessin. Her first single, If I Could Bottle This Up, was with another of Sherrills artists, George Jones.
Lynne proved to be a very determined country performer who does not kow-tow to the media by turning on smiles for the...
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