Tift Merritt Promotes New Album on WRAL-TV

Tift Merritt
Tift Merritt stops by the WRAL-TV studios to sing “Broken” from her latest CD.

Triangle singer/songwriter Tift Merritt stopped by the WRAL-TV studios on Monday, March 10, 2008, to sing a cut from her recently released CD.   “Another Country” is Merritt’s third album, and she’s currently on tour promoting it.

Merritt wrote “Another Country” while on what was supposed to be a short vacation in Paris.  She rented a flat with a piano.  When inspiration hit, she remained in the city, writing feverishly.  The result:  an album that is already garnering critical acclaim.

Bill Leslie & Tift Merritt
WRAL-TV’s Bill Leslie (left) gives Merritt a warm welcome.
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Merritt sings a cut off of her Feb release, “Another Country.”

She sang “Broken” on WRAL-TV’s noon news and spoke to WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Bill Leslie.  She came from Nashville, where she made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry the previous Saturday night.

Tift Merritt on camera
The camera captures Merritt live on WRAL-TV’s Noon News.
David Crabtree & Tift Merritt
Merritt (right) catches up with WRAL-TV’s David Crabtree behind the scenes.

“It’s great to see you again,” said Leslie of the singer who always stops by Capitol Broadcasting when in her home town.  Merritt also joined WRAL-TV for the station’s annual Pops in the Park last Labor Day weekend.

Tift Merritt
Tift Merritt


Merritt also recently spoke to Bill & Sheri on WRAL-FM’s morning show. She will next appear in the Triangle on Saturday, March 22nd, at the Carolina Theatre in Durham.

Thanks to Corp’s Ed Williams, WRAL-TV’s Bill Burch & WRAL.com’s Nathan Clendenin for these capcom photos.



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