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A singer and songwriter, Tift Merritt was born in 1975. She has produced a number of studio albums. As a performer, Merritt has been nominated for several prestigious prizes. For example, in 2005, the American Music Association (AMA) nominated her for the Artist of the Year award. In the same year, she was shortlisted for the Song of the Year prize for her single, “Good Hearted Man”. In 2004, Merritt was among the nominees for the Country Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, this time for her LP, Tambourine. Merritt also gained a nomination for Song Of the Year from the AMA in 2008 for a track entitled “Broken”. A multi-instrumentalist, the songwriter can perform on the guitar, keyboards and harmonica, in addition to her vocals.
Mostly considered to be a country artist, Merritt also plays folk and Americana. She has opened shows for performers such as Joan Baez and Kris Kristofferson. Merritt has often been compared to songwriters such as Joni Mitchell or James Taylor during her career.
Tift Merritt's career milestones
Originally from Raleigh in North Carolina, Merritt was born in Texas. Early in her career, the singer joined a band by the name of The Carbines, which mostly performed in smaller venues in her home state. An album called The Two Dollar Pistols with Tift Merritt came out on Yep Roc Records in 1999. The following year, the burgeoning songwriter would claim first prize at the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, helping to raise her profile further still.
In 2002, Merritt enjoyed breakthrough success with her debut solo album; a work called Bramble Rose. It was lauded by the New Yorker magazine and got to number 47 in the country album charts. A tour soon followed to promote the work, which included a support slot for Ryan Adams along the way.
Two years after Bramble Rose, Merritt's follow-up work appeared – the aforementioned Tambourine. Widely considered to be an alternative country album, the iTunes version of the LP included a bonus track named “Easy to Change”, which was unavailable on physical formats. A live album called Home Is Loud, which was recorded at the North Carolina Museum of Art in her home city, followed in 2005.
See You On the Moon came out in 2010 and reached a creditable number seven in the US Folk charts. After Traveling Alone of 2012, fans would have to wait until early in 2017 for another full album release. This came about when Stitch of the World was unleashed on the public.
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