When you’re born just an hour from Music City, it’s hard not develop a love for the Country music scene. And when you’re raised on Elvis, Three Dog Night and Sly & The Family Stone you quickly build a taste for great-feeling songs. But when you mix all that with the relentless drive of a football player you’re set on a trajectory like none other.
Shelby Lee Lowe is a Modern Country artist heavily rooted in Neo-Tradition. Listeners can quickly hear echos of Bakersfield blended with contemporary lyrical styles and Indie-Rock influence. As a singer-songwriter, Shelby puts enormous conviction into the songs he writes and performs, a princple only enhanced after graduating with a degree in Music Business from MTSU and signing his first publishing deal with Banner Music in Nashville, TN. In 2016 he released his self-titled debut record on Banner Music Records. The release signaled a national tour hitting venues from coast to coast and small towns in between. When off the road he filled his calender with co-writing with experiened hit-makers learning how to maneuver his way through the difficult obstacles of the music industry, all the while honing his craft and preparing himself for a long music career.
Some of the highlights of Shelby’s short career have included opening for major acts such as Charlie Daniels, Brett Young, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, Cowboy Troy, Sister Hazel, Jordan Rager, Darryl Worley and Big Smo. Along with performances for NASCAR previously at Bristol Motor Speedway and at the Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola before NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 as well as events at/for the Atlanta Braves, Jack Daniel's, Sturgis, CMA Fest, Big Foot Music, Outdoor Fan Jam, the Harley Davidson Independence Day Bash, SC Air & Ground Expo, and was a Pepsi Southern Original Regional Winner.
In early 2019, Shelby released his upbeat single “All We Need” which was passionately accepted by fans and Spotify playlisters alike garnering 11,000 Spotify plays in just 7 days. More focused than ever before, he began writing for a new project with Nashville Songwriter/Producer Andrew Scott Wills (Jerrod Niemann, Stephanie Quayle) with plans to record in the spring of 2019 concentrating on his influences of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Brothers Osbourne and Dwight Yoakam.