With a unique sound that ranges from the classic harmonies of Alabama and the young sounds of Luke Bryan to the laid back feel of Kenny Chesney and the meaningful messages of Randy Travis, 64 to Grayson is definitely not tacked down to any particular country feel. Tagged under the genre of Alternative Country and already having dirt under their shoes from all up and down the East and Central time zones, 64 to Grayson is geared toward an array of all ages and backgrounds.
The band’s six-foot-three lead singer, Zack Shelton of Zanesville, OH, has been at the calling of music since a young age. Being the son of gospel musician Thomas Shelton, Zack gets his passion for music honest, and having had the opportunity to play shows with artists such as Josh Turner, Emerson Drive, and the Gaither Vocal Band; Zack is no stranger to the stage. As a senior at Kentucky Christian University, Zack still finds time to expand his talents in songwriting and performing whenever possible.
Teaming with Zack to form 64 to Grayson are cohorts Craig Cunningham, Laura Jones, and David Watson Jr.
Louisville, Kentucky native Craig Cunningham plays lead guitar for 64tG and has been performing at church since his early teens. As a senior at Kentucky Christian University, Craig is continually developing his craft as a musician. “I would love to have a career in music!”, says Cunningham, “I feel like that is my way to give back. This is my act of worship.”
Also a local of Louisville is 64tG’s fiddle and vocalist, Laura Jones. The second of six children, Laura has been playing fiddle since age eight and has showcased her talent in multiple competitions hosted by the Miss America Organization. As a sophomore in college, Laura is looking forward to her future in school and music.
As the newest member of the group, David Watson Jr., is a preacher's kid from Vanderbilt, PA. David has been rolling in music for quite some time as he has traveled with other groups over the past couple years. Seen rocking the mandolin and busting out the banjo once in a while, David's passion for music is evident in his quick pickin'.
The band name 64 to Grayson came from more of recognition than a suggestion. “We realized that each of us had diverse backgrounds and grew up listening to and performing greatly varying styles of music…” said Zack, “…but we each ended up meeting in the same place. That place was Grayson, KY along interstate 64.” The realization that each member took 64 to get to Grayson made the band name simple… 64 to Grayson.
In 2012, 64 to Grayson hit the road on the "Kickstart Tour” which took the group to over 60 venues throughout the US, and in September of 2012, 64 to Grayson released their first, full-length, self-titled album: "Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson". Featuring radio-single, "Worship Offering" and new hits such as: "If You Believe Me", "Amarillo", and "Breakthrough"; this is one bridge that 64tG is excited to be crossing.