Nick Shelton’s life is a tale of two Charlestons, framed by Music City.
Raised in Nicholas County, just outside Charleston, West Virginia, Shelton grew up in a musical family. He had a guitar in his hand when he headed off to college in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he was soon introduced to Nashville’s songwriting community. In 2005, he took up residency on Music Row, working within the industry and recording and gigging throughout middle TN.
By 2008, Shelton headed to the Charleston by the sea in sunny South Carolina, where he wrote songs until the economy crashed, sending him home for a spell in WV, where he continued to write and play out. For the last year, he’s again called SC home, enjoying a highly productive period of songwriting, with lyrics that blur deeply personal experience with pure imagination into a unique delivery that’s all his own.
His music can be heard on iTunes and Spotify. [+]