Shelton, Tim


  • 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 gospel album “I Stand Amazed” (Legend).
  • 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 and to pursue a solo career. He has also 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.
  • 2018, created a Christmas program called Tim Shelton’s Very Vintage Christmas featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and other 1950’s-era holiday classics. He is also working with Heidi and Ryan Greer, and Tim Stafford of Blue Highway in a group called Sailor Street.
  • 2020, formed the Tim Shelton Syndicate, a bluegrass band with some of his former Newfound Road bandmates.