“The music industry is very hard core”, Shelley says, “you have to be tougher than tough. You not only pour your heart and soul out to be judged, but there are many people wanting to make money off of you.”
Time went by quickly. The new mother/daughter duo, ‘The Lynch’s’ had investors, they recorded at OmniSound Studio Nashville and then within a month found themselves in Florida to complete the recording process.
While in Florida, ‘The Lynch’s’ had some discrepancies over royalties and financial business decisions. This resulted in both companies parting their ways. Upon return to Fernie, ‘The Dream Team’ (Shelley, Sadi and Cathy) was still determined to make it happen. Shelley was quick to write a new song, ‘Purpose in Life’, with a message that you have a gift and should bring that gift to life. Anytime you go out of your comfort zone, you are going ‘out on a limb’.
With the pressures of ‘the industry’ and everyday chatter, it made it difficult for this mother/daughter duo and soon they found themselves at an expiration. Sadi wanted to take a break; this was the end of ‘The Lynch’s’. Shelley says, “It’s sad. I know that Sadi and I have something special, we always have had. But I have to surrender it to God and be grateful of the experience I had.”
In late spring 2013, Shelley left her husband. This was a very trying time for her and she only had one thing to say, “Nobody knows what goes on in a marriage except for the two people involved. Sometimes things just don’t work out, that is just the way it is”.
Shelley pours her heart and soul into every song she writes. She says she has to ‘live it’ to ‘write it’. The ‘Dream Big’ (2007 release) building a profound connection to a growth process that began in childhood and continues on to the present, always “dreaming big” throughout life, striving to make her musical vision a reality. Moving on to her next release ‘Powerful Woman’ brings some of the most powerful and soulful songs written.