Biography


Biography
Shellem Cline is a nationally recognized Christian Country/Positive Message artist who has performed on the professional level since 2012. Cline began his career on a local level singing Gospel Music with his family, the Gilbert Family.  In 2004 Cline's grandfather Carl Gilbert was diagnosed with Crones Disease and shortly after, the family left the road. Since then, Shellem traveled on a regional level as a solo artist and in 2006, at the age of 18, saw an increase in his ministry and music career. Since his "professional" beginning in 2012, Cline has received multiple honors including: New Excelling Artist (2012), Young Excelling Individual of the Year (2013), Favorite Vocalist (2013), Songwriter of the Year (2014), Christian Music Forerunner (2014) and many nominations for other prestigious awards. Cline has also received 15 top 80 hits in the Christian Country industry, seven of which Cline was the writer. Currently to date, Cline has received five number one hits in Christian Country Music. Cline's most popular hit, "Blue Jeans and Biscuits" came on the scene in October 2016, and worked its way to number 1 on the national chart for 2 consecutive months. The song also was awarded Christian Country song of the year in 2017 and won the Diamond Award for song and video of the year as well.

Cline stated in a press conference that "I feel that I need to use the talent that God has given me to reach a world that most people today forget about, a world that needs good news and encouragement. We are use to gathering at church and giving encouragement, inspiration, and the message of the gospel to the believers, but we often forget about the individuals outside of church that needs to hear the good news too." Cline continued with "I feel that God is calling me to share humor, inspiration, and of course the message of hope in Christ to people that need it the most, the unbeliever." With this being said, Cline has focused his music on not only the church, but those who would never set foot in the churchouse, the ones that need the message of Christ but is often forgotten about.


When attending an event with Shellem Cline, the audience will receive laughter, encouragement, and inspirational stories that will show them the message that he is trying to portray. With funny songs that talk about everyday life, to inspirational tunes that inspire an individual to be a better person, to the classic gospel songs, Shellem Cline can bring a message that is sure to touch lives. His unique ways of catching the attention of audiences all across the country has made him more than just an artist. Whether a festival, campground, church or other special events, Shellem's number 1 goal is to use laughter, music, inspiration and testimonies to reach the lost for Jesus Christ!

AWARDS
*2011 New Excelling Artist (Finalist Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2012 Lead Vocalist Of The Year (Finalist Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2012 Songwriter of the year (Finalist Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2012 Song of the year - “He Came Out” (Finalist SGM Fan Awards)
*2012 Young Excelling Individual (Finalist Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2012 New Excelling Artist (WINNER Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2013 Songwriter of the year (Finalist Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2013 Songwriter of the year (Finalist Lighthouse Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2013 Song of the year - “I've Already Won The War,” (Finalist SGM Fan Awards)
*2013 Song of the year - “I've Already Won The War,” (Finalist Lighthouse Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2013 Lead Vocalist of the Year (Finalist Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2013 Southern Gospel Forerunner (Finalist Lighthouse Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2013 Young Excelling Individual (WINNER Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2013 Favorite Artist of the year (WINNER Lighthouse Gospel Music Fan Awards)
*2013 Ranked #1 on Reverbnation for Christian artist in the Western NC area (4 months straight)
*2014 Ranked #1 on Reverbnation for Christian artist in the Western NC area (11 months)
*2014 7 nominations at the LGMA Fan Awards
*2014 8 nominations at the Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards
*2014 Songwriter of the Year at the LGMA Fan Awards
*2014 Southern Gospel Forerunner at the LGMA Fan Awards
*2015 Songwriter and Male Vocalist of the Year LGMA Fan Awards
*2016 Songwriter, Male Vocalist, Song of the year (Halfway Down the Aisle) LGMA Fan Awards
*2016 Diamond Award Winner Song and Video of the year Blue Jeans and Biscuits
*2017 Christian Country Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (Blue Jeans and Biscuits) LGMA Fan Awards
*2018 Christian Country Artist of the Year
*2018 Songwriter of the Year

CHARTING SONGS
"Getting In The Word of God" #1 (Christian Country National Chart)
"Why Cant Christians Share the Love of Christ" #4 (Christian Country National Chart) #40 (Singing News)
"Blue Jeans and Biscuits" #1(Christian Country National Chart) - 2 months
"Halfway Down the Aisle" #1 (Christian Country National Chart) #36 (Singing News)
“That Saving Song” #3 (SGN Scoops)
“Dinner With Jesus” #1 (SGN Scoops) #47(Singing News) #50 (Christian Voice)
“Look Up” #55 (Singing News Magazine) #22 (SGN Scoops)
“I Will Be With You” #49 (GMT Magazine)
“What A Way” #44 (Radioactive Airplay Chart)
“He Came Out” #51 (Christian Voice Magazine) #47 (Power Source Magazine)
“Stormy Seas” #61 (Singing News Magazine) # 50 (Power Source Magazine)
“I've Already Won The War” #71 (Singing News Magazine)
“Peace In The Valley” #84 (Singing News Magazine)
"This Thing Called Life" #1 (Christian Country National Chart)
"Country As Cornbread" #2 (Christian Country National Chart)