Merle Monroe 

Back To The Country

American Music

 

Pinecastle recording artists Merle Monroe is a band created by musicians Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff.  Using their collective experiences as professionals in the music business - Merle Monroe's  sound is vocally driven and has a mix of hard-driving Bill Monroe - style Bluegrass proficiency 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.  

“American Music- the Carter Family, Bill Monroe, the Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Flatt & Scruggs, and many others - the sounds of the great pioneers was our inspiration to record this album and form this band. Respectfully, we do our part to create something new, yet reflective of our hero’s influences and carry the torch with every song we write and sing. 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." ~ Daniel and Tim

Songs Of A Simple Life

SONGS OF A SIMPLE LIFE, due out on June 4, is the second installment from Merle Monroe's Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff. 

SONGS OF A SIMPLE LIFE features 7 new songs written by Tim Raybon, and 5 Country and Bluegrass classics.  A continuing theme from their first number one Country/Alternative and Bluegrass project, "Back To The Country", SONGS OF A SIMPLE LIFE pays homage to heroes while bringing a fresh original American Country / Bluegrass sound that is recognized as Merle Monroe. 

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Featuring: 

Hello Sunshine - by Tim Raybon - Premiered on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction with Kyle Cantrell in September 2020, and reached its first number one status in October 2020, has consistently charted since, and has a fan driven video with 50K views

I’m Leaving Town Tonight -  by Tim Raybon - Premiered on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction with Kyle Cantrell on February 12, 2021, and reached its first number one slot on March 19, 2021, with a second number one slot the week after. 

God’s Still In Control - by Tim Raybon - Premiered April 16 2020 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction with Kyle Cantrell, has achieved #1 for 11 times, and has been on Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country charts consistently for over 53 weeks - and has a lyric video with over 373K views 

Goodbye Marie - by Dennis Linde & Mel McDaniel - Newest Single Released June 4 

Shelby Tell Me - by Tim Raybon

Harlan Darlin’- by Tim Stafford & Bobby Starnes 

(I’d Be) A Legend in My Time - by Don Gibson 

Roll On Muddy River -  by Rex Gosdin / Vern Gosdin 

Renea Rose - by Tim Raybon

Sing His Praises Forever - by Tim Raybon

Saginaw Michigan - by Bill Anderson & Don Wayne 

Forget About You - by Tim Raybon

“American Music- the Carter Family, Bill Monroe, the Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Flatt & Scruggs, and many others - the sounds of the great pioneers is our inspiration. Respectfully, we do our part to create something new, yet reflective of our hero’s influences and carry the torch with every song we write and sing. 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." ~ Daniel and Tim

The harmony, blend, musicianship and strong lead vocals are captivating. If that weren't enough, Tim and Daniel have business sense and a loving spirit on and off stage.”

— Darrin Vincent (Dailey & Vincent)