“There’s something more with Shannon…like a trace of fate or providence moving in a gentle undercurrent. She not only meets and exceeds expectations, but occasionally sets the bar a little higher for others." – David Gordon Tygart, Performing Writer
Even at 9 years old, Shannon Selig had a charisma that made few doubt her when she said “I just want to change people’s lives with my voice.”
Fast forward a decade and half later and Selig has done a good job reaching her goal in the two places she called home: Maine and Nova Scotia. With dual citizenship to her credit, Selig sang her way across the continent, making fans on both sides of the border.
Winner of the New England Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year in 2013 and 2012, Selig also won the North American Country Music Association award for Horizon Songwriter both years. Selig also was named New England Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year in 2011, and, the next year, claimed the win for Horizon Female Vocalist Award 2012 Internationally.
Selig calls a new city home now. In 2012, the country singer/songwriter relocated to Nashville, ready to walk the talk she had proclaimed since her childhood.
Less than a year after arriving in Music City, Selig has opened her own label – Blue Chicory Records – and released her debut album, Perfectly Imperfect (April 16, 2013) under the label imprint.
The collection of stellar songs, written by some of music’s greatest songwriters, including Madonna and David Foster, were recorded by a lineup of first call musicians at Eddie Robba’s Catch This Music Studios on Music Row. Mike Stankiewicz engineered the album with Grammy winner Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift’s Fearless) of Hippo Sound mixing the project, and Grammy and Dove Award-nominated producer Don DeMumbrum of Château Music Group mastering the final tracks.
Selig debuted the new album with a full band concert at The Rutledge in Nashville, where fans traveled from as far as away as Nova Scotia and Florida – and all points in between – for the show. Her Street Week activities also included appearing on Fox 17’s “Tennessee Mornings” and articles in Music News Nashville, Country Music News International, Flashwounds.com, and others.
With an album in-hand and a lineup of tour dates, Selig sets out on the next phase of her career with a message that remains unchanged: "I just want to change people's lives with my voice."