Five time San Diego Music Award Winner

and Billboard #1 Blues Artist

The best singer of [her] generation I’ve ever heard…a young Etta James.”

Ronnie Von, Brazilian TV Host “Todo Seu"

The voice of a future blues icon.”

Stephen Harrison, BLUES MATTERS! (UK)

Let's just say she blew my socks off...Hurricane Shay left me breathless.”

Freddy Celis,



With sparkly dresses, fiery tresses, and a talent rivaled only by her unstoppable hustle, Whitney Shay is one #busylittlesinger. The five-time San Diego Music Award winner, and Blues Music Award nominee is scorching stages at home and internationally throughout Europe and South America. Shay’s latest release on Ruf Records Stand Up! debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Charts, reached #1 on the Roots Music Report Blues Album Charts, and won the 2021 San Diego Music Award for Best Blues Album.  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 also 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.