Shelley Lynch was born in Fernie to a very musical family.
She wrote her first song at 12, two years after taking up the guitar. Shelley and sister Cathy started performing as the “Lynch Sisters” in bars and special events, with Cathy’s husband Craig joining the group to become ‘Country Mile’. Continuing to perform as a group, Shelley also went out on her own to record her music as a solo artist.
Her first album “Walk through Life” was released in 1996 and distributed through RDR Music. With great success through radio in Europe, her inspiration grew, not allowing that inner voice to fade and kept her dreaming. She sang live on CFCN Television, performed at Fernie’s own Elk Valley Jamboree, live on the Big Breakfast Show, Calgary, performed live on Shaw Cable TV and on the Nashville North stage during Stampede Week in Calgary and attended many Country Music Seminars/Award shows, including the BC Country Music Awards.
Lynch is a cancer survivor, first responder and mine rescuer. With her husband Frank, she ran an organic produce delivery service for 8 years.
Her writing style continued in the next album “Dream Big,” a collection of songs she wrote and performed that exploded with lyrics as honest and as personal as life can get. After many years of soliciting, in 2008 Shelly’s “Dream Big” CD caught the eye of Jerry Duncan of Jerry Duncan Promotions from Nashville. His marketing of Shelley’s single Plowin’ & Cryin’ resulted in Shelley’s music finding its way on the top 100 on the Music Row Charts and Top 10 Independent Charts. She performed with daugher Sadi as 'The Lynch's'.
The first song from her 4-song EP, Dreams and Gasoline, was released in 2020 and reached #66 on the Music Row Breakout Chart. The follow-up, Make it to Memphis followed in 2001 and reached #74.
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