Since 2005, one year after soulful singer/songwriter Beckah Shae and her husband, manager/producer Jack Shocklee were married, they established Shae Shoc Records and have since written, created and released 13 full studio projects together.
As a woman she plays many roles. Wife to her favorite person and partner Jack Shocklee, mother to three beautiful history makers Joy, Grace and Hope, a beloved daughter, treasured friend, aspiring author, speaker, minister and songstress to the world, passionate advocate and activist of truth and justice. The message of her heart is summed up,
“to see yourself the way God sees you is the beginning of freedom.”
In 2010 Shae began traveling and performing globally with several top charting radio singles, and has traveled with favor to places like, Kenya, Uganda, Guatemala, Paris, Israel, Belize, Switzerland, Jamaica, Greece, St. Thomas, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, and St. Thomas.
Along the way, she’s racked up top 10 Billboard Christian CHR radio singles like “I’ll Be Alright”, “Here In This Moment” and “LIFE”. Shae scored two Dove nominations and won Indie Artist of The Year at We Love Christian Music Awards and the JFH Award for Christmas Album of the Year. She’s served as a featured guest on tobyMac’s Billboard blockbuster Tonight album as well as joining him onstage for a performance at the GMA Dove Awards. Beckah’s sound has a strong Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B influence coupled with Top 40 influences taking in everyone from Lauryn Hill, Pink, Katy Perry, Meghan Trainor, Lady Gaga and more. She has collaborated with fellow multi-platinum album seller Montell Jordan on his latest Victory World Music project “Shake Heaven” as well as Mr. Talkbox, a multiple Grammy Award winner for his recent intro on “24K Magic”(Bruno Mars). She has collaborated with multi-platinum hit co-writers: Crystal Nicole (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Beyonce) and Eric Dawkins (Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown) as well as award winning gospel legends like Israel Houghton, Crystal Lewis, gospel rapper T-Bone.
Shae has appeared on the movie soundtrack “I’m in Love with a Church Girl,” shared her testimony on CBN’s “The 700 Club” and “RevolutionTV,” hosted JCTV’s “1 Music Village”, and has appeared on TBN’s “Praise The Lord.” Her music has been heard on the holiday movie, “Once Upon a Holiday,” the Lifetime TV series “Dance Moms,” as well as several others.
Shae has promoted and worked alongside ministries like Kids Alive International, an organization that rescues abandoned and orphaned children. After a visit to Kenya in 2010 with Kids Alive, she filmed the music video, “Imagine”, from her album LIFE. In 2011 she traveled with The A21 Campaign to Greece and acted as a “walking billboard”, as part of an initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking. In 2011, Shae performed and linked arms with keynote speaker Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the “Women and Girls Benefit Luncheon” held on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville. With family roots, Shae has a deep connection, a strong love and support for Israel and has been traveling back to Jerusalem every year during the Fall since 2012, to lead worship and participate at the “All Nations Convocation” through the Jerusalem House of Prayer. Leaders and delegates from over 180 different nations gather together for 2 weeks to pray and worship. Shae filmed an impromptu music video there to her song “Heartbeat” off of her album “Champion.”
“I was in route to Jerusalem, literally asking God to forgive me for not preparing and making plans to film a video to this song. As soon as I showed up, the host shared with me about a couple from France who God spoke to on their way to Jerusalem at the same time, about helping me to film a video! I was amazed. We did this in two days with no plan. God had the plan all along.”
Beckah is no stranger to humble beginnings. She used music as a form of therapy growing up in a broken home. Her parents were divorced at an early age and Shae had to walk with her mom through two more toxic and abusive relationships. Beckah found herself in the throes of uncertainty, staying at times with family members, friends, battered woman shelters and foster homes. Seeing much and having very little, taught Shae to depend and be grateful to God for everything. She now walks in complete freedom from the anxiety, bulimia and depression that plagued her younger years. Shae has written the majority of everything she sings and transfers all of her emotions into her song writing. She says,
“I have never written a song I didn’t need, and I never sing a song I don’t mean.”
Through the years, Shae Shoc Records have pioneered what it looks like to be successfully independent. With very minimal support from the industry they have proven to find that sweet place where they can balance a successful marriage, with three children, while running a thriving business, and keeping the purity and authenticity of their faith throughout the heart of their work. They have chosen to test limits and push barriers with their sound and style, having managed to beat all statistics and odds against them. Shae has determined that pioneering requires taking the road less traveled.
“It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been worth it! We have a great time creating songs that can easily be played in a mainstream club or during a youth night at the church.”
Shae says she refuses to limit her reach. She is passionate about remaining uncompromised and relevant. For so many, Beckah’s music provides a wholesome, God focused, alternative for people who are bombarded with the provocative pop culture.
“I love good music, music with a message that can move me. When I listen to music without heart and a positive purpose it feels as though it’s taking something from me rather than adding to me. I’d rather spend my ears on something that will help me grow. This is what I hope to give to others.”
Shae Shoc’s mission and heart is to break through and reach a culture that has become out of touch with the heart of God and draw them back to Him by living in light of eternity. Beckah says she wants to dive deep into the well of God’s truth and be faithful to share all the treasures she finds.
“We win when we see the lost found, the blind see, and the dead breathe! We believe that through music we can usher in divine revelation to restore lost identities and bring freedom to those who have felt paralyzed by the lies of defeat!”