WHO'S NEW: SHELLY FAIRCHILD

ON THE CHARTS:
"YOU DON'T LIE HERE ANYMORE"
HOMETOWN:
CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI
INFLUENCES:
DOLLY PARTON, PATSY CLINE, AEROSMITH, PATTY GRIFFIN

That Shelly Fairchild grew up in Mississippi is apparent in her voice and in her music. Coming from the birthplace of the blues, Shelly sings with a gritty growl, and her songs carry an aggressiveness steeped in Southern rock.

"I know I have a lot of edge to my voice - well, to everything I do," says Shelly, who's already gained an endorsement from Harley-Davidson. "I realize I might be pushing the envelope, because I have a lot of blues feeling and rock energy in my voice. I've always sung with a lot of passion and emotion."

That passion can be heard in the tough stance she takes in her debut single, "You Don't Lie Here Anymore," in which a woman kicks a deceitful lover out for good. "I like songs that say something," she says. "I really want my songs to be thoughtprovoking and dig below the surface."

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