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SHELLY FAIRCHILD

A staple in the Nashville music community, Fairchild hit the scene to much acclaim with her debut album Ride. The project introduced the artist’s soulful, gospel-tinged brand of alt-country and spawned a hit with “You Don’t Lie Here Anymore.” She toured with some of the biggest names including Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw, and began to dig her roots in the industry. She again found success in her second release, Ruby’s Money– but it’s Buffalo that marks a milestone in her life and career.

MOST INFLUENTIAL ALBUM

Somewhere Between Patty Griffin’s “Flaming Red” and Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill”. The way Patty Griffin sees the world and writes it down completely slays me and Jay Joyce’s production on that record, I think, pushed him into the hearts and ears of so many musicians that are truly on a quest for excellence. And as for Miss Hill... well, my mind and soul hadn’t ever been stirred like that before that record came out. I literally know every word, and I feel like I often write more percussively because of the way that record made me feel.