Dubois is an independent country recording artist, singer/songwriter based out
of Fort Saskatchewan,
Alberta but her roots are in her home town of Peace River. Empowered by the connection between music and her audiences, Dubois is a performer who truly values her audience and appreciates each opportunity to perform, whether it’s a small intimate venue or large festival stages. She embraces each opportunity whether she is performing solo, as a duo, a trio, or with a band
Dubois delivers a powerful and
‘bigger than life’ performance with her strong, clear country voice and
authentic style. The music of country talents such as Martina McBride,
Terri Clark, Dixie Chicks, Miranda Lambert and many others along with
yesterday’s legends such as Patsy Cline, Connie Smith, Dolly Parton, Patty
Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, and Highway 101 is recreated through the gifted
vocal talents of this female country vocalist.
Shell also writes, records and performs her original material. In her CD ‘I’m Not Looking Back’, all ten songswere penned by
Dubois - ‘About Men’, ‘I’m Not Lookin’ Back’ and ‘Time for Leavin’ all receive internet radio in Canada,
the United States, Austria, France
and the Netherlands. Shelly also released the single “This Town”
written by notable Nashville
songwriter Gretchen Peters in 2012.
Shelly continued to release new singles in 2014 and 2015 - "Time", "Crazy Lovin' You" and "Flowers".
experienced the loss of her daughter to brain cancer shortly after the release
of her debut CD, Shelly set all business aside and focused her attention
to her family. In memory of her daughter Chantal, and wanting
to ‘give back,’ the Dubois family established “The Chantal Dubois Memorial Fund”, a
resource available for families that find themselves in need of financial assistance during their
child’s battle with cancer. Three dollars of each CD sale is donated to this fund, as well as other monies raised through fundraising
performances. While living in British
Columbia, Shelly worked with the BC Childhood Cancer
Association and helped raise over $10,000 that was
donated to various families going through this crisis. Now a resident back in Alberta,
Shelly is currently touring the province performing shows in support of Helping
Families Handle Cancer – a non-profit organization based in Calgary that provides financial support to
families that have a child battling cancer.
In February, 2016 Shelly became a published author of her book "I Lost My Child To Cancer: A Mother's Story from Diagnosis to Healing After Loss". She has been busy with book promotion and continues to do shows for the Helping Families Handle Cancer Foundation where she continues to help raise money. Shelly donates a percentage of her CD and book sales to this foundation.