Nashville Entertainment Weekly Records recording artist Mercy Shine is sure to bring a new and fresh feel to the country-rock scene. Comprised of Jason Clark and Matt Barfield, Mercy Shine is unapologetically honest and true to themselves. Matt shares, “I want audiences to have the idea that having fun and just being yourself with absolutely no reservations and convictions is more than OK”. And Jason adds, “I hope they know that everyone goes through ups, downs, good times and bad times and it’s OK to be yourself”.
Born and raised in the tidewater area of Virginia. Jason and Matt have spent years in the rock arena, playing shows with some of the biggest names in the industry such as; KISS, Godsmack, Fuel, Saliva and Deep Purple, just to name of few.
They are excited to bring their country-rock transformation to a completely new audience in the country music industry. In August 2019, they released their feel good single “Curves” along with their self-titled EP, which, was produced by Kimo Forrest (guitarist for the group Alabama).
Mercy Shine is not wasting any time pulling in some very prestigious nominations this year at the Josie Music Awards. The Josie Music Awards is a brand of The Josie Network, LLC and is the largest independent artist awards show. The nominations are for Duo of the Year and Fan Choice of the Year. Mercy Shine was also nominated for two KICMA Awards for Duo of the Year and Single of the Year. They are also winners of the Rising Star of the Year award from SB Productions.