"Thanks” is a blues- and gospel-infused 5-track EP by the singer-songwriter with the distinctive contralto voice, Shelby Lynne. These original, Americana gospel songs were recorded at her Rancho Mirage home studio and the mini-album was co-produced by Shelby Lynne and Ben Peeler.
The catchy rocker “Call Me Up” is a great opener, followed by the upbeat “Forevermore.” The most gospel-ish song on the EP is “Walkin’,“ with great backing vocals by Maxine Waters and a catchy chorus that goes: “My feet don’t need, To wander no more, I’m walking in the steps of the Lord.” This is ensued by the haunting, bluesy ballad “This Road I’m On,” in which she sings about how “Faith, keeps me busy trying to find it.” The EP finishes with the countrified title track “Thanks,” another great example of modern country-gospel.
As Shelby herself said about this EP: "As a musician, these songs are a way to express my love and gratitude to the universe and to all of the music appreciating souls out there for the friendship and fellowship that music brings us… all in the name of love and sharing." So: thanks for sharing these wonderful songs, Shelby!