His group, The Shelly Kurland Strings, won numerous “Super Picker Awards”, given each year to the musicians who played on the most number one records. The “Strings” were instrumental in establishing the world famous Nashville Sound. Shedlon and his string players contributed to hundreds of hits in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Some of the classics that had his stamp are Jimmy Buffett’s “Come Monday,” Charlie Rich’s “The Most Beautiful Girl,” John Conlee’s “Rose Colored Glasses,” Elvis’ “Moody Blue,” Crystal Gayle’s “Half The Way,” Kenny Rogers’ “Love The World Away,” and Lynn Anderson’s “Rose Garden.”Nashville musician Sheldon Kurland, passed away suddenly on January 6, 2010 at age 81. As a violinist, Sheldon recorded with Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and scores of others.
The Musicians Hall of Fame is honored to have one of Sheldon’s violins and other memorabilia on exhibit.
Our thoughts are with the Kurland family.