Glen Shelton
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Glen Shelton

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Oct
10
Glen Shelton @ Pelham Porkjam Festival

Pelham, North Carolina, USA

Pelham, North Carolina, USA

Oct
09
Glen Shelton @ Railroad Festival

Appomattox, Virginia, USA

Appomattox, Virginia, USA

Oct
02
Glen Shelton @ Apple Days

Waynesboro, Virginia, USA

Waynesboro, Virginia, USA

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The musical variety of concerts and events at the Prizery continues to grow with a visit by Glen Shelton and his band.

Shelton brings his unexpected mix of country, bluegrass, gospel, patriotic and southern rock selections to the Chastain Theater, a performance that he and his band tailor for each individual audience.

“Versatility is our biggest asset,” Shelton said. “The typical concert includes country, gospel, bluegrass and even oldies.

"I try to mix it up for diverse audiences,” the crooner said. “I want everybody there to leave saying that they liked something that we did that night.”

Shelton has performed in the area before at the fairgrounds in May, and is looking forward to his return this weekend.

A Colgate Country Showdown winner, Shelton has had a hit on the country music charts, has been in the music industry for almost twenty years and has worked with other artists including Randy Travis, Lonestar, Tracy Byrd, Leanne Womack, Ricky Van Shelton, Chely Write, and “Nashville Star” winner Buddy Jewel.

“There is a large catalog of songs that I sing and the band has to pull from,” Shelton says. The performances are clean and suited for all ages, something that Shelton and his band are proud of.

“My job is to entertain from 5 to 95,” he said about their concerts.
- The Gazette-Virginian


He’s opened for country music stars such as Leanne Womack, Lonestar and Tracy Byrd and his self-penned debut single “Living Without Her” hit No. 31 on the IndieWorld Country chart.

If the more than 30 concert dates he has this summer and fall are any indication, Central Virginia’s Glen Shelton is a gospel and country singer on the rise.

Those unfamiliar with Shelton’s music will have the chance to hear him perform tomorrow, when he opens for Randy Travis at the American Red Cross Riverfest in downtown Lynchburg.
- Beth Rodriguez – News & Advance


When I met Glen Shelton, he had just finished his set opening for Colin Raye at the "America's Birthday Celebration" performance July 4th. I thought to myself, "This guy gets it." It always amazes me that there are so many people who come to Nashville, with talent out the "wazoo" who struggle for years and never get the recognition they deserve, and yet, by the same token, there are the few with nowhere near the level of talent, who get the big contracts with all the trappings that go with it.

Glen Shelton, who hails from Amherst, VA has got the goods and he works pretty hard at getting his goods out to the folks. His combined repertoire of positive country and gospel music is what the folks want and need to hear. Glen, a devout christian, is in the same musical vain as Paul Overstreet and the level of Glen's music and his performance are top notch. He uses the musical gifts God has given him to minister and bring people to the Lord. Striving to provide clean, wholesome, family entertainment that everyone of any age can enjoy.

He really enjoys performing and he realizes most of all that it is God and only to the glory of God that is the reason for his success. I was really impressed at the raw, natural, understated talent he possessed. Glen performed the musical selections pre-recorded on the sound system and the level of music programmed was of such high quality and he handled it with such style, grace and professionalism that you almost forgot the backup band wasn't even there.

Glen is also one of the nicest guys I've ever met, he signed autographs and talked to the folks and was just a regular guy bar none. Glen has performed at fairs, festivals, events and churches all over Virginia and North Carolina. He has shared the stage with everyone from "Nashville Star" winner, Buddy Jewel, Tracy Bird, LeAnn Womack, Chely Wright, Lonestar, "The Duke's of Hazzard's" John Schneider, Ricky Van Shelton and Randy Travis. Glen has earned the admiration and respect of all these great musicians.

It's not often one finds an undiscovered treasure and Glen Shelton shines like gold.
- Chris Barnes - Country Music Roundup


Discography

CD - The Best Years of My Life - (Country)
CD - I Thought of You - NEW RELEASE (Country/Gospel)
CD - There Rose a Lamb - (Country/Gospel)

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“Glen Shelton is one of the best vocalists I’ve ever heard”, stated Jimmy Fortune (Tenor, The Statler Brothers) during a concert in which Glen shared the stage with Jimmy. Furthermore, Glen’s new album, “I Thought Of You”, features Jimmy Fortune and Chip Davis (who recently signed with Nashville’s Sroudivarius Records) on background vocals. Chip wrote Chris Cagle’s (Billboard Country) number 3 song “What Kinda Gone”, and has sung background vocals on albums from some of the most successful artists in the business including Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Randy Travis, Kenny Chesney. Glen wrote eight of the songs on the album which also includes “Three Wooden Crosses” written by Doug Williams. This song was added to the album, because Glen has also shared the stage with Randy Travis. The first single from the album will be released nationally to radio in January, 2009.

Glen has also worked concerts with Lonestar, Tracy Byrd, Leanne Womack, Ricky Van Shelton, Chely Wright, Wade Hayes, Kevin Sharp, Collin Raye, Buddy Jewel (“Nashville Star” winner), John Schneider (“The Duke’s Of Hazzard”), and many other national recording artists. Buddy Jewel’s band manager said, “Glen Shelton should be a (national) headliner’”. The president of the Chesterfield County Fair (near Richmond, Va.) said, “Glen Shelton is one of the best acts ever to perform at the fair”. Glen’s debut album was released in 2004 and his self-written song, “Living Without Her”, hit the IndieWorld Country Top 40 along with successful artists Darryl Worley and Joe Diffie. “This album is in the class of Alan Jackson” ~ WKRX, Roxboro, North Carolina.

A typical Glen Shelton concert has “something for everyone”. His wide vocal range and diverse style of singing allows him to perform country, Gospel, oldies, rock, and bluegrass. Of course he sings some of his originals, but most of the songs he sings are popular covers from the last five decades. He has earned the respect of fellow musicians, radio personnel, and numerous fans from performing hundreds of concerts in the last several years and winning the Colgate Country Showdown. The most popular question from people who hear Glen in concert for the first time is “Where have you been?”. No matter how long it takes, he demonstrates his thankfulness by greeting all of his loyal fans who often wait in long lines to meet him and buy his product.

PAST OUTDOOR EVENTS

ALDERSON JULY 4TH CELEBRATION, ALDERSON, WV
AMELIA COUNTY FAIR, AMELIA, VA
ANTIQUE FESTIVAL, SOUTH BOSTON, VA
APPLE DAYS CRAFT FESTIVAL, WAYNESBORO, VA
APPOMATTOX RAILROAD FESTIVAL, APPOMATTOX, VA
BATTEAU FESTIVAL. LYCNHBURG, VA
BERGTON COMMUNITY FAIR, BERGTON, VA
BIG RED CHILI COOKOFF, ASHEVILLE, NC
BLAND COUNTY FAIR, BLAND, VA
BOONES MILL APPLE FESTIVAL, BOONES MILL, VA
BUCHANAN CARNIVAL, BUCHANAN, VA
CARRINGTON PAVILLIION, DANVILLE, VA
CENTERFEST, BEDFORD, VA
CHARLOTTESVILLE SPRING COURT DAYS, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FAIR, CHESTERFIELD, VA
CHESTERFIELD PUMPKIN FESTIVAL, MOSELEY, VA
CHESTERFIELD STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, MOSELEY, VA
CLIFFORD SORGHUM FESTIVAL, CLIFFORD, VA
CLIFTON FORGE FUN FRIDAYS, CLIFTON FORGE, VA
ELKHORN LAKE, JAVA, VA
FIVE COUNTY FAIR, FARMVILLE, VA
FRANKLIN SOUTHAMPTON FAIR, FRANKLIN, VA
FREDERICKSBURG FAIR, FREDERICKSBURG, VA
GLEN MAURY PARK, BEUNA VISTA, VA
GRETNA OLDTIMER’S FESTIVAL, GRETNA, VA
HALIFAX COUNTY HERITAGE ANTIQUE MACHINERY FESTIVAL, HALIFAX, VA
HARVEST JUBILEE, DANVILLE, VA
HEART OF VIRGINIA FESTIVAL, FARMVILLE, VA
HIGHLAND COUNTY FAIR, MONTEREY, VA
HOORAY FOR HOPEWELL, HOPEWELL, VA
INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL, PETERSBURG,VA
JELLYSTONE PARK, HAGERSTOWN, MD
JELLYSTONE PARK, LURAY, VA
JELLYSTONE PARK, NATURAL BRIDGE, VA
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION, STAUNTON, VA
LAKERIDGE RV PARK, HILLSVILLE, VA
MADISON COUNTY FAIR, MADISON, VA
MAGIC IN THE MOUNTAINS, COVINGTON, VA
MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR, GAITHERSBURG, MD
MOUNTAIN DAYS, BUENA VISTA, VA
MT. MITCHELL CRAFT FAIR, BURNSVILLE, NC
NATURAL BRIDGE KOA, NATURAL BRIDGE, VA
PRIZERY, HALIFAX, VA
PROVIDENCE SPRING FLING, PROVIDENCE, NC
REIDSVILLE ANTIQUE FESTIVAL, REIDSVILLE, NC
RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL PARK, LYNCHBURG, VA
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FAIR, HARRISONBURG, VA
SALEM FAIR, SALEM, VA
SOUTHERN HERITAGE FESTIVAL, SOUTH BOSTON, VA
SOUTHSIDE ELECTRIC ANNUAL PICNIC, CREWE, VA
UNCLE BILLY’S DAY, ALTAVISTA, VA
VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL, ABINGDON, VA
WILDWOOD CAMPGROUND, NAOLA, VA
YANCEYVILLE HOEDOWN, YANCEYVILLE, VA

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