Moorer was raised in Monroeville, Alabama, just north of Mobile.Raised on George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris, she sang harmonies as a toddler, eventually thinking she'd make a career of it.And not long after that, he recognized his career was in coast mode, that however successful playing two-hundred-plus shows a year may have seemed, the sheer repetition of it all had extinguished his curiosity and drive. “I was bored creatively and getting depressed about it.The best relationships between singers are symbiotic yet mystical.Both sang as soon as they could form words, but music is the only language they have ever needed to communicate with and understand each other.“Not Dark Yet,” offers a glimpse into that understanding for the first time and finally, after years of trying to get it made, at the right time.Nashville agent Bobby Cudd was sufficiently impressed to introduce her to producer Tony Brown.
She signed to MCA Nashville in 1998 and made her debut on the U. Billboard country charts with the release of her debut single "A Soft Place to Fall", which reached No. Since the release of her debut album Alabama Song, she released seven albums and 11 singles, five of which reached positions on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.Produced by Teddy Thompson and recorded in Los Angeles during the summer of 2016, the album provides a potent look at their individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. It is not a creation, but rather a celebration of something that has always been, two voices becoming one and finding home within each other.Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what’s around the bend with a co-written “Is it too much,” to close out the ten-song set. Academy and Grammy award nominated songstress, Allison Moorer, releases her new music video for her hit-single, “Tear Me Apart,” to a Rolling Stone live stream on Thursday, April 16, 2015.There, she met Doyle "Butch" Primm, an Oklahoma-reared musician who soon became her husband and frequent songwriting partner.In June 1996, she took part in a series of tributes to her songwriter friend, the late Walter Hyatt, singing his "Tell Me Baby" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.