"I had to ask myself: Who am I making music for? I had been trying to write songs for other people to sing, but I kept saying things that only I would sing. I would write all these songs and they would just live and die on the computers at my publishing company. Not because no one liked them, but because there were no artists who would record them. They were homeless. I realized that the only person who could give them a home was me."READ MORE
Shellhart is no stranger to the world of being the face and voice of her own songs. She signed a publishing deal with Sea Gayle Music at 14, inked a major record deal with Columbia Records at 15, released a nationally distributed acoustic EP the same year, toured across the country, debuted at the Grand Ole Opry on her 16th birthday, worked with some of Nashville's most acclaimed producers and wrote with the heaviest hitters in town.
Widely hailed as "the next Taylor Swift," many predicted superstardom for Shellhart early on. But with the perfect storm of things gone wrong converging, including completely losing her voice for a year and a half, her trajectory to the big time came to a screeching halt...