Hailing from one of the most musical cities on the planet, Detroit – Don, Courtney, Drea, Trent, and Amber are professionally known as Shelby 5.
The family group first came to notoriety on the Oxygen network’s hit reality series, Preachers of Detroit, where their father, Don Shelby, Jr., was one of the principal cast members.
At the top of 2021, Shelby 5 was a part of the Grammy® nominated song “Come Together,” written by multi-platinum songwriter and producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Jerkins was so impressed with their vocal prowess that he signed the group to his Lifestyle Music Group label.
Shelby 5 is a group of amazing young people who vow to deliver an inspirational yet versatile sound to gospel music, which is evident in their upcoming single, BOOM, which features Hip Hop legend Lecrae. The song was written and produced solely by Shelby 5 and is most certainly a sound that is needed in today’s gospel music landscape.
“Boom was birthed in one of our lowest moments. Living life putting our career in the hands of people never worked. Now we understand that when GOD puts his hand on something, it can’t be stopped. He made me a believer,” says Trent Shelby. The track begins as a ballad with just an organ as the backdrop and boasts the lyrics: Let me brag on Jesus, tell you just what he did. Came and died so that I could live. I heard you ask a question, the reason I sing he heard my cry and delivered me. He made a believer out of me. Nobody but Jesus, I’m a believer. And then BOOM, just like that the track heats up with the infusion of heavy beats and that 808!
BOOM will be available on all digital outlets on Friday, December 31, 2021.
Listen to a snippet of the song: