Anyone who knew her as a child would never have believed Shannon Lee Nelson would end up on a career path that put her on a stage in front of live audiences across Texas. She wouldn’t have believed it either. “I was painfully shy well into my twenties,” recalls the singer/songwriter. “You couldn’t have paid me enough to perform anything for anyone for any reason.” After her move to Austin in 2003, that began to change. “There’s definitely something special about this city. Slowly but surely, it coaxed me out of my shell.” Still, a music career hadn’t crossed her mind until a chance meeting at a karaoke bar in 2008 thrust her into the live music scene—and she hasn’t looked back.
There’s no sign of that shy girl in the confident performer today. An expert at combining the old and the new, her captivating and unusual writing style pulls listeners in and keeps them hanging on every word. This is a girl that will take you from the old country of Willie and Waylon to the new crossover sounds of Nashville. Armed with a covey of hopeful, heart-breaking, and downright hilarious songs this singer/songwriter will have you laughing, crying, and asking, “Did she just say what I think she said?” Combined with a sultry voice, a genuine smile, and a personality to match, Shannon Lee Nelson makes friends and fans everywhere she goes. This is one country singer that folks from all walks of life adore, and her original tunes will linger in your head long after the music has stopped!