Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends...and so are Shelley Jean and Amanda Blue.
The two met in Nashville in the summer of 2010 and quickly bonded over the things they had in common.
Being from Kentucky.
Their love of bourbon.
Their love of Jesus.
They're both songwriters.
They both call their sweet Mama's by their first names. (Hey Wilma and Lida Mae!)
They also had a knowledge and love for all things music but especially 90's country music...and that's where Jean Blue Shirt Co. began.
Shelley Jean Skidmore was born and raised in Stanton, KY. From the foothills of the Appalachian mountains to the Grand Ole Opry stage, Shelley has traveled the country singing her songs to crowds of traditional country music lovers.
Shelley released her 5 song self titled EP (Produced by Paul Worley – most known for his work with the Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride) and you can take a listen on iTunes, Spotify or grab a copy from the counter of her Mom and Dad's hardware store in Stanton.
In 2012 she began dating her best friend, fellow singer songwriter, Greg Bates and in 2015 he "Did it For the Girl" and asked her to marry him.
Between slinging t-shirts, songs and touring, Shelley Jean has accomplished so many wonderful things in these last few, very busy years. But none of them would be as wonderful as becoming a Mama. In October of 2017 she became just that. Little Baby Bo has changed everyone's world for the better and with his help, we have a few surprises “in store” for 2019.
Shelley is fired up about the beginning of this new journey and is beyond excited for what's just around the corner.
Named after the Waylon Jennings version of "Amanda", Amanda Beaulieu (We say it like Blue because we've never really been quite sure how to say it) Flynn is from a tiny truck stop town called Smith Grove, KY.
Raised on her Grandparents handed down vinyl records and cassettes, she was instantly hooked on all things country music. As her Mama tells it, "she started making up songs from the get-go and never really stopped." So on a whim, the day after her 22nd Birthday she packed up everything she had and made the move to Nashville.
Since signing her first publishing deal in 2010 she has had several cuts; most notable the song "Jack Daniels and Jesus" on Chase Rice's "Ignite the Night" Album, which also went on to become the name of his 2016 Tour.
From writing songs, slinging boots (Betty Boots is the best boot store in Nashville, btw) and living on a houseboat with her dog, Huck Flynn, Amanda's rollercoaster ride in Music City has definitely been everything but a boring one.
In January of 2018, Amanda took a giant leap of faith and became the Private Events Sales Manager for Acme Feed & Seed and is BEYOND grateful for the surprises God had in store when He brought this opportunity her way. This position has allowed her to combine all of her true passions and continue to pursue them with even more grit and grace than she had before.
She's looking forward to more adventures, especially the ones with her best friend!
Mission statement: If you know how to pronounce "Dumaflache"... You're a friend of ours :)