Shelly Fairchild “Mississippi Turnpike”
Shelly Fairchild’s latest album, Buffalo explores blues territory. Reaching towards her southern Mississippi roots, Fairchild’s music is soulful as it is dark. – WRLT Lightning 100
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.
The Jackson, Mississippi native started the project launching a PledgeMusic campaign in the hopes that she would find support of her endeavor– and after reaching her goal in just two days, she realized she had.One of the most standout tracks on Buffalo, the blues-ridden up-tempo tune “Mississippi Turnpike (feat. Lucie Silvas),” came in the wake of a breakup. A longtime hidden gem in the trove of Nashville musicians, it is clear she is just getting started.