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The Songbirds Radio Hour: The Shindellas

Songbirds Radio Hour with The Shindellas.

(Aired 6/10/23)

Since hitting the scene back in 2017, The Shindellas - Kasi Jones, Stacy Johnson and Tamara Chauniece, who hails from the music city of Nashville - have been on a mission to impact music with their unique sound and style.

Handpicked by multi-Grammy-nominated songwriting-and-production duo Chuck Harmony & Claude Kelly (Rihanna, Miley, Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Fantasia and more), The Shindellas were fueled by the opportunity to make music that would not only matter to them - but ring true to the listeners.

As a result, the ladies tapped into retro sounds of R&B / Soul influences to bring forth a sound they dubbed as "New American Soul" - with hints of The Clark Sisters, EnVogue, The Pointer Sisters and LaBelle.

Effortlessly displayed, they not only evoke emotion through harmony, but the beauty of music is evident on their recently released debut album "Hits That Stick Like Grits" via Weirdo Workshop / The Orchard.

The 14-track album showcases each voice that blends to sound like one. The album's lead single "Money" remains a fan favorite. Other releases featured on the album include "Fear Has No Place" and "When You Are Lonely."

Celebrity fans include names like Beyonce, Missy Elliott and Anita Baker.

Last year, The Shindellas made history as the first R&B band to perform at the 2021 CMT Awards - and performed on the 2021 “CMA Country Christmas.”

They have been featured on NPR, appeared at the ESSENCE Festival of Culture performed at the TEDxNashville Women - and more.

The Shindellas, at their core, are pitch-perfect, and their tone is penetratingly beautiful.