Whitney Shay

"This woman is a powerhouse, a freight-train, a force of nature, and just about any other metaphor for strength that you could dream up. Shay’s soul doesn’t just shine through; it sparkles."


With sparkly dresses, fiery tresses, and a talent rivaled only by her unstoppable hustle, Whitney Shay is one #busylittlesinger.  In her hometown of San Diego Whitney Shay has been honored to win 5 San Diego Music Awards, and a San Diego CityBeat Magazine "Best Of" Award.  Abroad Shay has toured extensively throughout Europe and South America, and was nominated for a national Blues Music Award in 2019.

Shay’s latest release on Ruf Records Stand Up! debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues charts and also reached #1 on the Roots Music Report.  Shay has received high praise from music critics calling the singer “a future blues icon” (Blues Matters!), “one of the next best things in soul music” (Blues and Rhythm Magazine), and “the epitome of a rising star” (Elmore Magazine).  Shay’s tracks have been placed in TV/film, including shows on NBC, Fox, HBO, Bravo, BET, Hulu, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral.

Whether in studio, on screen, or stage, Whitney Shay’s electric energy, soulful style, and powerhouse pipes keep listeners connected and coming back for more.


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Album Art- Cover Stand Up! 1.96 MB
Album Art- Cover A Woman Rules The World 591 KB
Album Art- Cover Soul Tonic 598 KB
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