Pinecastle recording artists Merle Monroe is a band created by musicians Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff. Basing their sounds from collective experiences as professionals in the music business, which essentially is a mix of vocally centered hard-driving bluegrass all the way to a tear at your heartstrings Merle Haggard style ballad. Merle Monroe believes Bluegrass, Gospel and Traditional Country music is America’s music, the stories of the common man and the sounds of the mountains. Adding the superb talents of Jayd Raines and Josh Doss, our goal is to choose songs that relate to everyday life and go “back to the country”. Be that with heartfelt vocals, a ballad, a hard driving banjo, or an upbeat song that takes your mind away from today’s current distractions. We have worked extremely hard looking for and writing songs we feel are different enough, yet reflective of our heroes' music from years past.