Led by her rich and dusky alto, Shellee Coley's songs effortlessly blend elements of folk, country and pop into a seamless whole reminiscent of Amy Grant, Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris. Yet it's always been her lyrical acumen that's held my attention.
Shellee has been pursuing music most of her life in one way or another. She attended college at Belmont University in Nashville and got her start as a writer there, but it wasn't until after having two children, that she really began to pursuing her career as an artist.
INTERVIEW: Texas singer/songwriter Shellee Coley discusses God, Grammys, and the dark imagery of her new single "Wait For It"
I recently caught up with Texas singer/songwriter Shellee Coley via e-mail to discuss God, Grammys, and the dark imagery of her new single "Wait For It." Sketch: The last time I interviewed you for my blog you had just released the Songs without Bridges EP and now you have the "Wait for It" single.
Free Download Here "If music is the way your pray, take advantage of this free download of Shellee Coley's new song Wait for It, an anthem for those who find pew book hymns no longer feed our souls. Shellee's molten voice cocoons us in mystery while we wait for it, even when-especially when-we haven't a clue what "it" is.
In this new semester, Franciscan Sisters spotlight Shellee Coley's Bright Idea. Like St.Francis, may you have a most radiant effect on any darkness found in our world. May an extraordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit be yours this month of September!
"Every now and then, one comes along. One of those singers that you remember the first time you heard them for the rest of your life. Ok, that's a dramatic statement. But those are the emotions that I am feeling right now upon hearing this jewel of a singer-songwriter named Shellee Coley."
One of the most unique musical releases of the year is "Where It Began," from Texas-born singer/songwriter Shellee Coley. Helping it to fit that definition is the fact that it is one of the most diverse records that you will hear -- containing slices of country, pop, folk, and Americana.
Looking for music that encourages action in decision-making? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity's free July song is Shellee Coley's To the Water. Grateful for the blessing of hope, this lyrical prayer calls for sensitivity to the graces of refreshment and healing in our lives.
Adam P. Newton recently became a father for the first time, so he has decided to explain the entirety of post-WWII Western pop music to his new daughter, "Fig"...one genre at a time. Welcome back, Fig. Then again, you can't go that far on your own right now, since you're...
There's a depth and individuality to Shellee Coley's music. It's captivating, because her brand of honesty and genuine feeling are rare. That's because the Texas native isn't trying to fit herself into a pop star mold. She's a mom of two, who returned to music after a significant hiatus because she wanted to do it for herself.
"How much is enough?" That seems to be the question Conroe-dwelling singer/songwriter Shellee Coley's trying to answer with her latest album, Songs Without Bridges. I mean, you write a song on just a guitar or piano or what-have-you, and maybe you go into a studio and flesh it out with a full band, drums, bass, strings, harmony vocals, handclaps, etc., etc., until that little song's been transformed into something else.
"Even if just three other people get a little bit of healing from my songs, then I kinda owe it to myself to share them," says Shellee Coley a mother and singer-songwriter influences future artists in creating and molding music as a reflection of life and experiences.