Shelby Lynne is an American singer-songwriter who won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2000. She is also a drag racer who competes in the Street Outlaws show on Discovery Channel. She drives a black 1967 Chevy Nova named “The Mistress” and is part of the Memphis Street Outlaws team led by JJ Da Boss. In this blog post, we will explore who Shelby Lynne is as an artist and as a racer.
Who is Shelby Lynne in the Street Outlaws?
Shelby Lynne Biography:
Shelby Lynne was born on October 22nd, 1968 in Quantico Virginia as Shelby Lynn Moorer. She grew up in Jackson Alabama with her younger sister Allison Moorer who is also a singer-songwriter. Music was an important part of their family but tragedy struck when their father killed their mother and himself when Shelby was 17 years old. She moved to Nashville Tennessee to pursue her music career shortly after.
Shelby Lynne Music career:
Shelby Lynne started her music career in 1988 with a duet with George Jones called “If I Could Bottle This Up”. She signed with Epic Records and released several country albums but none of them achieved commercial success. She left Epic Records and experimented with different genres such as western swing jazz pop rock soul blues folk Americana. Her breakthrough came with her sixth studio album I Am Shelby Lynne which earned her critical acclaim and a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2000. She has since released more than ten albums including a tribute album to Dusty Springfield called Just A Little Lovin’ in 2008.
Her Drag racing career:
Shelby Lynne is also an avid drag racer who competes in the Street Outlaws show on Discovery Channel. She drives a black 1967 Chevy Nova named “The Mistress” which has over 3000 horsepower under its hood. She is part of the Memphis Street Outlaws team led by JJ Da Boss who are known for their street racing skills across America. She recently won a big tire race at Holiday Raceway Alabama Armdrop 2022 beating some of the best racers in the country.
Shelby Lynne Personal life:
Shelby Lynne has been married twice. Her first marriage was to John Jackson, a guitarist and producer, in 1991. They divorced in 1993. Her second marriage was to Bill Bottrell, a producer and songwriter, in 2005. They separated in 2007. She has no children of her own but is close to her sister Allison Moorer’s son John Henry who was diagnosed with autism at age two.
Shelby Lynne is a remarkable woman who excels in both music and racing. She has won a Grammy Award for her soulful songs and has conquered the streets with her powerful car. She is an outlaw in the best sense of the word: fearless, adventurous, passionate, and authentic. To learn more about Shelby Lynne and her latest news updates follow her on social media or visit her official website.