Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) nominated artist Shae Dupuy has released a new single “Hesitate” and is making her stateside debut with newly recorded music. Written by Dupuy, Kyle Clark, and Chloe Henderson and produced by GRAMMY-nominated Nashville musician, Derek Wells (Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Maren Morris), “Hesitate” gives an honest and forthright take on what a woman wants to hear from her significant other. The song is now available via all digital retailers (here).
The fresh-faced artist delivers a toe-tapping whimsical song about the nuances of a new flame, describing how the song came to be: “I was starting to get frustrated with a guy I was dating, who was hesitating and holding back. I’m a very straightforward person, and that’s what I look for in people that I date. So, this song is me telling a guy to stop dancing around it and to say what he wants to say.”
A recognized singer-songwriter from Canada, Shae Dupuy, has been splitting her time between Nashville and her home territory, Toronto, Ontario, over the last two years so that she can focus her efforts on writing and recording new music. “Hesitate” is her first single release in three years, and is her first US release.
Showing an interest in music at an early age, Dupuy took vocal and guitar lessons at the age of eight, leading her to attend a specialized arts high school. The relatively unknown artist earned a name for herself in Canada when she released her first-ever single, “Grandpa’s Truck,” which garnered attention from CMT Canada, who named her a “Fresh Face Artist.” The momentum continued to grow for the ever-evolving artist, who has since garnered multiple nominations from the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) for her songs, “Tin Man” and “Drink About It.” Shortly after the release of her second EP, Brave, in 2016, she received a CCMA nomination for ‘Interactive Artist of the Year” in 2017.
Since moving to Nashville to immerse herself in the city’s songwriting scene, Dupuy has written a catalog of songs for her forthcoming full-length project, as well as songs for other artists. Her new music displays cultured vocal expression, storytelling, and a strong sense of identity and conviction, both as an artist and as a person.
Dupuy has performed at multiple festivals, including some of Canada’s top festivals at Cavendish Beach and Lucknow’s Music in the Fields. In 2018, Dupuy headed on her first tour where she performed in multiple cities from coast to coast across Canada.
To learn more about Shae, follow her journey on https://www.shaedupuy.com/.