Shelley began her path to performing and songwriting at a very young age. As the daughter of a minister, one of her first memories is standing at her mother's side, too young to read the text in the hymnal before her, instead following seconds behind the congregation for a chance to join in the festive singing.
By the age of 11, Shelley was an active member of the church choir, and by 15, she had been accepted into the vocal music program of a prominent performing arts school in the Memphis area. At 16, Shelley performed John Rutter's Requiem in New York's renowned Carnegie Hall.
Currently, Shelley can be seen performing her original songs at various venues in the Midsouth area as solo act, or with her band Shelley Brown & Cadence Bleu.