Shellee Coley: Songwriter’s Experience Mentor

Shellee Coley: Songwriter’s Experience Mentor

Shellee Coley has been pursuing music most of her life in one way or another. She attended college at Belmont University in Nashville and got her start as a writer there, but it wasn’t until after having two children, that she really began to pursuing her career as an artist. Since 2009, she’s put out 3 studio projects with Jeffery Armstreet of Magnolia Red/ Red Tree Studios. She’s opened for such prominent artists as James McCartney, Teri Hendrix, Susan Gibson, Gretchen Peters, Greg Laswell and Karla Bonoff. Shellee was a top 12 finalist at the 2012 Songwriter’s Serenade and a finalist in The Bugle Boy’s Showcase for Aspiring Artists. In 2012 she’s began working with young songwriters, doing camps and private classes at Red Tree Recording Studio and with Real Life Real Music. Considering her work with aspiring young artists to be some of the most important work she does, Shellee says that she has a passion to work along side and encourage students in finding their own way in the Music Industry that is ever so quickly changing and can be difficult to navigate at times. Born out of that work, she has also started her own company called Circle Sessions, is a creative arts mentoring program for girls and women.

In the past several years she has spent most of her time playing regionally, but also toured through Tennessee, North Carolina and up the East Coast, having the wonderful privilege of opening for Mark Germino at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, as well as being one of the featured supporting songwriters at the 2014 Dripping Springs Songwriter’s Festival. She is currently working at Red Tree Recording Studio as the Creative Director as well as recording a new EP, slated for late 2016.

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