There is no secret as
to why Shelly Rastin continues to make her mark on the national music scene.
However, there is a magic formula which continues to see this bonafide star
win new fans from coast to coast. Timeless tunes, crossing over from rock to
pop to country; an insatiable thirst for excelling in her craft; partnering
with music superstars; displaying an unequaled work ethic – this is Shelly
In 2001, Rastin initiated a songwriting and recording relationship
with internationally-acclaimed music icon Randy Bachman (guitarist and
founding member, The Guess Who & Bachman Turner Overdrive). The result of
their collaboration? Music fans everywhere are overjoyed.
It’s a single
entitled, Born in a Barn, that is turning heads Rastin’s way on Canadian
radio right now. Born in a Barn (penned by Shelly Rastin and Darcy Corbett),
a timeless tune twinning marvelous harmonizing with incredibly clever and
cheeky lyrics, is production by country music hit maker Jason Barry. The
follow up tracks to complete the album are well underway and will be
available across Canada by late Spring 2008.
Rastin recently grabbed the
international spotlight when she shared the bill with country superstar
Star Magazine reported, “Nicole Kidman is traveling with new
hubby Keith Urban on his new North American concert tour, but she is going
to great lengths to stay out of the public eye and out of the camera
lenses.” The magazine continued, “Kidman was so demanding of her personal
space that Shelly Rastin, the singer who opened the show for Urban at the
20,000 strong Bayfest outdoor concert in (Sarnia) that borders the U.S. at
Port Huron, Mich., said she couldn't even get to her trailer to change her
clothes before she went on stage. It was too close to the newlyweds black
Prevost tour bus.
A rare artist who appeals to fans of all genres –
particularly in her crossover forté of rock/pop/country – Rastin has been on
the receiving end of several awards: two-time Country Artist of the Year,
London Music Awards; two-time Singer/Songwriter of the Year, Jack Richardson
Music Awards, and 2 nominations at the Toronto Independent Music Awards –
the list goes on.
Everything Shelly Rastin touches turns to gold. She has
captured first place and many new fans at a number of showcases and TV
appearances, ranging from local talent contests, TSN, CMT / Corus Radio
Network Country Star Search, Ed McMahon's Next Big Star, Toronto's City TV's
Breakfast Television, Rogers Cable and The A Channel, and she’s been a
repeat featured act at Canadian Music Week.
When an artist has an
opportunity to work with a legend like Bachman, that artist is naturally
excited. In fact, Rastin has made a solid impression on Bachman, who states,
"You are quite a successful role model for women in all areas. You have and
maintain a great family, have a day job at London Life and have a career in
music. I don't know how you manage it all but it's quite a template for
So much talent. So many accolades in such a short time. Yet,
the best is yet to come for Shelly Rastin. Keep your eyes and ears open…Rastin’s
gonna’ rawk’ your countrified soul!