- From Carlisle, Ohio.
- Began his career in gospel music. He worked at Renfro Valley with David Marshall (of the Marshall Family).
- Did a brief stint as a member of Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers.
- Had an Ohio-based gospel group called the Beacons.
- 2000, recorded a solo album with the Isaacs (now out of print).
- 2001, formed NewFound Road as a bluegrass gospel group but eventually transitioned the group to a broader, more secular audience.
- 2013, disbanded NewFound Road to spend more time with his family. He is also returning to a solo career and has worked part-time with the Clay Hess Band, Trinity River Band, and Jesse Gregory.
- 2016, launched a podcast on iTunes called the Tim Shelton Show.
- 2016, teamed up with guitarist Clay Hess to form a group called The Surly Gentlemen.