Shelby Merchant / Press

"Goodbye Woman" featured in Country Weekly Magazine. Written by Cory Batten/Mason Douglas/ J. Shelby Merchant

“I think it's high time that my listeners get to hear the guy who got me excited about music again.”

Jim Quinton - Music Director/DJ Mountain Country WPPL 103.9FM Talking Rock,GA

“Beer Tooth #1 for 7 consecutive weeks. Slow Row 8 weeks in Top 5. 2007-2008 ”

Fan Voted - Nashville Independent Music Chart

“His performance is stunning and his music makes a difference in my life. ”

Lee Tinnin - Devoted Fan

“You more than exceeded our expectations and I look forward to working with you in the future. ”

Anna Ortiz - Event Coordinator for convention performance at Opryland Hotel, Nashville TN

“Shelby’s Sweet Tea CD leads off with this gentle rumination on small town life. His unsteady tenor vocal is pleasing, his songwriting is quite affecting and the acoustic production is dandy. Welcome to Music Row kid.”

Robert K. Oermann - Music Row Magazine

“This batch of Sweet Tea brewed rather nicely”

Raymond Reeves - The Clarion Ledger

“Shelby Merchant's Sweet Tea...most definately a reflection of his southern roots.”

“Shelby Merchant’s Fire Tower Road selected for national syndication. ”

“Beautiful performance and perfect fit for the night. ”

Jim Gray (Nashville String Machine) - Performance at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

“We listened to your CD on the way to Atlanta last week. Beer Tooth was the hands down favorite. My kids loved it!”

Billy Block - Billy Block’s Western Beat 103FM WKDF Nashville TN

“Shelby Merchant featured as Country Music’s, Next Big Thing. ”

Andie Lynne - WSIX 97.9FM Nashville, TN: Syndicated, Big Country 102.7FM Fresno, CA