Shelton and Williams
Shelton & Williams: The band’s material is a variety of styles including original, classic country, gospel, blues, traditional and progressive bluegrass, folk and Americana. All members are songwriters and seasoned vocalists. Their first project as Shelton & Williams, “So Much Time, So Much Love” released in July 2022. It has stayed on the Roots Music Charts top 100 albums and currently at number 26.
Jeanette Williams (Danville VA). Jeanette has become one of the most successful and celebrated women in bluegrass music. She also plays bass with the band. She has more than seventeen SPBGMA nominations thru 2021, and three wins for Female Vocalist of the Year (2009, 2012 and 2013), two IBMA awards (2006 and 2009 Recorded Event of the Year, with the Daughters Of Bluegrass) two songwriting awards (2007 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, 2008 IAMA Songwriting Contest) and over thirty-two years of performance experience.
Jay Shelton (Danville VA) - Jay was on the bluegrass scene in the 70’s & 80’s as a lead singer and lead guitarist. He changed direction and became the front man for a rock band for many years. Afterwards he became a singer songwriter performing solo concerts. In 2019 he returned to the bluegrass scene. An accomplished lead guitarist, songwriter and vocalist he recorded his first project “Home” (including Jeanette & Johnny Williams) this past year.
Johnny Williams (Danville VA), plays guitar, shares vocals and writes most of the band’s original material. He has been named Virginia State Champion Male Vocalist, PICABO Male Vocalist (twice), and PICABO Songwriter of the Year. He was the bluegrass division winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in 1998 & 1999. He has also been a finalist for the SPBGMA Male Vocalist and Songwriter the past few years in Nashville TN.