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"Beyond This Woman" - This is a heck of an album folks! Shelley wrote or co-wrote (mostly with Randy Moore) 16 of the 18 tracks, including all of the ones I like best, except "Overheated" which was written by Terrance Alan & Eddie Evans. Shelley Buffitt, as a singer, as a songwriter, and I expect (although I've never had the privilege of meeting her), as a person, refuses to be stuck with a "label." She's not a "country" artist; she's not a "rock" artist; nor is she "blues", nor "pop", nor "jazz", nor anything else. She is a performer. She does a song as whatever it is. I think she must look for the soul inside the music and take that into her heart while she writes/sings/plays the piece. That's why this album is impossible to stick with a "label". I guess it would be best described as a "Shelley" album or you could just call it "good."

There are some really great tracks on this disc. There are some that are slow & laid back, some that are bluesy, and some that'll rock your teeth and make your feet move! There are even some that are not for the "faint-of-heart" folks, like "Daddy's Little Girl." This song starts out as a real honky-tonk beat toe tapper about 'sitting pretty on daddy's knee..." and ends up with "crossing two lanes of highway to give it up..." "in the back of a Chevy truck, I made it rock." Okay, I think we get the picture. Oh, the fun doesn't stop there my friends. There's the song "May December Romance" about older women getting hot for younger men, & "Ask Me To Dance" with lyrics like "I like to watch your body move and sway, you're a tempting little game that I love to play, why don't you take a chance, not a second glance, and baby, ask me to dance..." the last words of which come out as very sexy whisper/sigh. Oooh yeah! Then there's "Tropical Vacation" which starts off with "My name is Shelley, I'm from Canada..." and goes on to describe a great vacation filled with Jamaican beach, sun, rum and workin' on a tan. Can I go too, PLEASE!!!

Among the other songs I really enjoyed on this album, I should give special mention to "Goodbye to Knights",which is another of those songs with a great intro: intro_to_Goodbye_To_Knights.MP3 . It's one of the songs going on my Favorite Indie Songs list. Others I really enjoyed are "Wishing I Was Her", "Angel Of Mine", the title song "Beyond This Woman" and "Home Made Happiness" which are done as really fine country ballads with some great piano and guitar work in the background and an almost gospel mood in Shelley's vocals. I also like "Sweet Boy", "Standing In The Wings", another fun song "You're History", and the ballad style "Better Than Friends."

I must also say something about the band(s) which played on this album. There were several combinations due to various factors, but all of the musicians who helped make this album should be very proud of their contributions, because it's some great music! All in all, I think that this is a wonderful album and would be a good addition to the collection of just about any fan of fine music. - Doug Morris

"CDBaby Review"

Great stuff. We need more of this kind of album.
There's a mix of great ballads and great rhythm, delivered by a unique voice with solid instrumental backup throughout. This album should be a prominent part of every music-lover's library. - Reviewer: Arthur K. Woodruff

"Micheal Teal's Review"

Beyond This Woman is a Gift and a Blessing. This Exquisite contribution to the Musical Landscape is Shelley Buffitts gift to her loyal legion of fans. With the Honky Tonk opening track - Ask Me To Dance - we are taken on a Magnificent Musical Voyage. Her music is a Reflection of Light and Spirit which Nourishes the Soul. Each track is a Magical River of Life which Touches our Hearts and Embraces our Souls.

Goodbye to Knights is a Song of Spirit , Lyrically Touching and one sure to be a favorite of all her fans. There is an Authenticity and Truth to Shelleys music which Transcends words and Soars on the Wings of a Dove. Track 5 - Angel of Mine - is a song to be Savored for its Beauty and Graceful Simplicity. Beyond This Woman - is a must have Cd for those of us who enjoy a Unique Vision and Expressive Voice. Ambitious and Accomplished every track is a Shining Pearl.

Shelley has provided her listeners with a work of Art that is Meaningful and which Stimulates the Appetite for more. Her River of Songs washes over us and takes on a Journey of Vision and Purpose. Track 11 - Standing in the Wings - is a Powerful and Resonates with Shelleys personal Radiance. This Cd is a Vacation for the Mind and Soul. Lifes Answering is an Autobiographical Masterpiece which takes us into Miss Buffitts Innermost Sanctum. Shelleys Expressive Voice and Heartfelt Songs helps us to Examine ourselves which is an Extraordinary Achievement.

The closing cut on this wonderful cd is - Bring Back Elvis - an entertaining and hunorous song which shows Shelleys diversity and Depth of Talent. Beyond This Woman - is a Creative Wonder , Undeniably Compelling and Thoroughly Entertaining. Shelley Buffit is Living her Lifes Purpose through her Words and Music. I highly recommend this Cd as it will lead you on a Journey into your own Heart. Bravo Shelley. I honour what you have Accomplished.

Micheal Teal
Writer , Poet and Spiritual Advisor
- Micheal Teal

"Atlantic Seabreeze"

Atlantic Seabreeze gives this CD a very high rating in its review.
John Gavin-Editor of
- John Gavin


SHELLEY BUFFITT – BEYOND THIS WOMAN: Shelley Buffitt is a singer and composer. Shelley pens songs that have been recorded by a variety of artists in different genres. Buffitt's own songs are a blend of country, folk, gospel, pop and rock. She is a big fan of Loretta Lynn, yet Shelley's country-based music is animated and diverse. Buffitt is an incredible, soulful vocalist. Shelley also has an impressive list of talented guest players on her CD who handle guitars, bass, piano drums, sax, cello, banjo, fiddle, steel, harmonica and harmonizing vocals. Randy Moore is responsible for the crisp, clean production of the CD. Buffitt's eighteen-track collection covers a wide range of sounds and styles. She writes visual lyrics about her own life experiences as well as general observations. The CD opens with 'Ask Me To Dance' with its rocking guitars and an up-tempo beat. Sassy piano parts are interspersed with Shelley's vocals that are both sweet yet sultry. 'Home Made Happiness' and 'Daddy's Little Girl' are strong examples of Shelley's story telling. Both songs feature great instrumentation including soaring guitar leads. Buffitt's vocals climb and drop with control and drama. 'Woman of Many Colors' has vivid lyrics blending with subtle instrumentation as Buffitt's vibrant vocals carry the tune. Beyond This Woman is an ambitious collection of assorted songs that each have something special to offer and Shelley Buffitt is a splendid singer!
• Recommended Tracks: (1,8,9,13) [ONTARIO, CANADA 2005 - web] (Review by Laura Turner Lynch for - by Laura Turner Lynch


My First Love-1999
Bad Side of Town-2000
Beyond This Woman-Dec.2004

Singles (Canadian&European RADIO)
Might Have Been-2002
Lonely- 2002(Cancountry Charts 2002..Top 100 for 7 months)
Honky Tonk Angels-2000 (Cancountry Charts #84..Feb.2001)
Little Bitty Something-2004(EuropeanCMA Charts July to present Top 100)
Your History-2004(EuropeanCMA Charts May/June #8)


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In 1999, Shelley Buffitt recorded her debut album “My First Love”. The album was considered a huge success for a newcomer to the recording industry.
Her first releases to radio had her charting in Canada and Europe within months. In October 1999, she was awarded “Female Vocalist of the Year” by Nashville Indie Tracker Magazine. In May 2000, the Ontario Country Music Association, nominated her “Female Vocalist of The Year”, “CD of The Year” and the “Rising Star Award”.
Shelley performed at the Awards, along with Jamie Warren, Diane Chase, Colin Amey and John Landry. Shelley was also selected to present fellow songwriter, Jim Witter, with the “SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award”.

It was quickly decided another album needed to follow the heels of success of “My First Love”. The recording of Shelley’s 2nd album “Bad Side of Town” began in April 2000.
The album was released in August 2000.
By October, “Bad Side of Town” was charted as the #2 album in European airplay. Her first single “Lady and A Friend” was polled at #1 on the PMI-USA/European charts. At home in Canada “Honky-Tonk Angels” a duet with friend Kelly Vohnn charted on the CanCountry Top 100. The single was nominated “Duet of The Year” at the “Ontario Country Performers and Fans Association Awards” in April 2002. Shelley was also nominated “Rising Star” at the awards, which was hosted by “The Good Brothers”.

In October 2000, TVOntario filmed a mini-documentary on Studio2 about Shelley , her music career and personal life. Shelley, a Paramedic also, was awarded in 1998 with the “International Odd fellows & Rebekahs”- “Good Samaritan of the Year Award” for her development of the Lynn Silver Assistance Fund.
Ms. Buffitt also received the Governor General Award for Exemplary service in September 2005.
Shelley is one of 1400 paramedics to date to have been presented this prestegious honour.

Shelley has shared stages with other great artists such as Alannah Myles, The Stampeders, and Julian Austin, to name a few.
Her long running CanCountry charting single “Lonely (looks like me)” released in 2002 was co-written with Canadian Music Icon Mark LaForme.
Nashville Fan Fair event promoters also invited Shelley to perform at the Kitty Well’s Dinner Theatre that same year. It was her first trip to Nashville and certainly not her last.

Shelley has headlined such events as The Thunder Bay Music Festival in 2000 and the Nashville North Nightclub 10th Anniversary in Norval, Ontario in 2005.

In March of 2004, Shelley produced a 1 hour Internet Show for charity on The show was taped at the Caledon Village Inn to a sold out live audience and approximately 500 people viewed “Sharing A Reason”.

Shelley was a special featured guest at “The Honeywood Potato Festival” in Honeywood, Ontario in August 2004.

In October 2004, she was requested by the Board of Directors for the Southlake Regional Hospital to perform her dedication song to her best friend Margie who lost her battle to cancer at age 50. This fundraiser is an annual event to raise monies for cancer research.

In November 2004, Shelley entertained at the Orangeville Mall. The appearance was sponsored by Jack Fraser Men’s Wear. Shelley’s performance and Cd sales also supported the “Choices Youth Shelter” and she was able to present a substantial donation to their charity.

In December 2004, Shelley appeared at the Welland, Ontario “Toys For Tot’s” benefit.

Although in 2005 Ms. Buffitt took a hiatus from performing she did perform at the Choices Night Out on Feb. 4th 2006 in Orangeville Ontario.

Shelley has been busy writing, recording back-up vocals for various artists and singing demos for songwriters.
"Darlin' Its Over" written by Shelley and recorded by Canadian artist Judy Kanyo is up for nomination for the 2006 European Country Music Awards being held in Spain in June.

Buffitt is also the lead vocalist for the band "Shelley Cousins" and their new album will be released early in 2007. The album is entitled "Inevitable" and will be released by Alleged-Iguana Music.
The Band was nominated for "R & B Artists of the Year" at the Toronto Independent Music Awards in October 2006.

In September 2006 Ms. Buffitt released her debut book of lyrical prose called "This Red Book" . She has also taken a position with Rogers Cable as a news reporter as of August 2006.

“Dash Music“ a music promotional/consultation company is owned and operated by Buffitt.