Tift Merritt

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Tift Merritt
Background information
Born January 8, 1975 (1975-01-08) (age 39)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres Alternative country
Rock
Country
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Guitar
Keyboards
Harmonica
Years active 1999 – present
Labels Fantasy Records
Website http://www.tiftmerritt.com/

Tift Merritt (born January 8, 1975) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. Born in Houston, Texas, Merritt moved to North Carolina at a young age. She has been compared to songwriters like Joni Mitchell[1] and Emmylou Harris.[2]

In 2009, Merritt married Zeke Hutchins, her band's drummer and her long-time partner. They live in New York City.

In addition to Austin City Limits, Merritt has been on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. Her music has been in The L Word, Men In Trees, United States of Tara and the movie New in Town.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[3]
US
[4]
US Heat
[5]
US Folk
[6]
Bramble Rose 47
Tambourine
  • Release date: August 24, 2004
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
21
Another Country 156 1
See You on the Moon
  • Release date: June 1, 2010
  • Label: Fantasy Records
6 7
Travelling Alone
  • Release date: October 2, 2012
  • Label: Yep Roc
"—" means releases that did not chart

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2002 "Virginia, No One Can Warn You" Bramble Rose
"Sunday"
2003 "Trouble Over Me"
2004 "Good Hearted Man" 60 Tambourine
"Stray Paper"
2008 "Broken" Another Country
"—" means releases that did not chart

Video[change | change source]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2002 "Virginia, No One Can Warn You" Bramble Rose
"Sunday"
2003 "Trouble Over Me"
2004 "Good Hearted Man" 60 Tambourine
"Stray Paper"
2008 "Broken" Another Country
"—" means releases that did not chart

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Association Category Result
2004 47th Grammy Awards Country Album of the Year - Tambourine Nominated
2005 Americana Music Association Album of the Year - Tambourine Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year - "Good Hearted Man" Nominated

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