Many will recognise 16 year old Shelby Grace from her appearances at the Narooma Markets, The Cobargo Show and as a volunteer at the Narooma Busking Championships where in 2017 she hosted the competitors at the Narooma Plaza and then in 2018 in her capacity as a judge. The selection as a judge at a National qualifying event was one that Shelby took seriously. Fortunately for the contestants she was well qualified with both a swag of experience under her belt and also being a graduate of the Academy of Country Music, Tamworth Shelby told The Beagle " The Academy of Country Music was an amazing experience where I was privileged to co write songs, learn about the music industry and perform with some huge stars including, Lynn Bowtell, Jayne Denham, Travis Collins, Roger Corbett and Alan Caswel. The course ran for eights days and ended with a professional graduation concert at the Moonshiners Bar, Family Hotel, Tamworth."
Inspired by her American roots, Shelby Grace is fast becoming a versatile and accomplished singer and guitarist. Hailing from the NSW Snowy Mountains, Shelby is currently a Yr 11 student at Saint Mary MacKillop College in the ACT Awarded Peoples’ Choice runner up in the 2017 Australian National Busking Championships and overall runner up at the 2016 Australian National Busking Championships Shelby's recent performances have included the Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Peak Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival, Snowy Mountains Country Music Muster and Canberra's Floriade. The first weekend in November will see Shelby once again contesting the Australian National Busking Championships in Cooma hoping to take out the grand prize.
You can follow Shelby's ever aspiring musical career on her Facebook page at