Listen to SHEL’s ‘I Was Born a Dreamer’ from Sweet Magnolias, the new Netflix drama series

The new Netflix romance drama series Sweet Magnolias premiered on the streaming platform yesterday (March 19th, 2020) and, while not a show featuring an enormous amount of music, it did feature a couple of beautiful songs, including American folk band SHEL’s ‘I Was Born a Dreamer’.

That song was played on the show’s first episode — Sweet Magnolias, Season 1, Episode 1, “Pour It Out” — close to the end of the episode as Maddie is talking to her mother about her friends wanting to open a spa, as Dana Sue’s daughter is looking at photographs on her computer and as Maddie walks up to Dana Sue and Helen sitting outside the old house.

SHEL’s ‘I Was Born a Dreamer‘ is originally from a multi-artist compilation album released in 2014 as a benefit for the transport of shelter animals across America.

The album is called Songs for Shelter Me. It included the song by SHEL as well as other music by Amy Stroup, Jenny & Tyler, Maggie Eckford and Kate York.

You can hear the entire album in the Spotify widget below.

As for SHEL, the band comprises Fort Collins, Colorado natives and sisters Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza.

The four sisters released their first album in 2012 and, since then, have carved out quite a career for themselves, not only releasing their music on albums but also in providing various songs for popular TV series like The Fosters and ABC’s On The Rise and for TV commercials.

Listen to SHEL’s ‘I Was Born a Dreamer’ as featured on Sweet Magnolias in the song’s official music video below — the perfect accompaniment to that sweet and hopeful last scene.

Sweet Magnolias stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley and Chris Klein. The entire 10-episode season is now available to watch on Netflix.



About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.