Melodie Crittenden
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Melodie Crittenden
Melodie Crittenden
Born 1968[1]
Origin Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Country, Christian
Instruments Vocals
Labels Asylum/Elektra, Sandman (solo)
Curb (in Selah)
Alan Jackson
Allan Hall
Todd Smith (Selah)

Melodie Crittenden (born in Shawnee, Oklahoma) is an American country and Christian music artist. She initially recorded a self-titled debut album for Asylum/Elektra Records in 1998, the same year that she charted with her rendition of "Bless the Broken Road" (her version was titled simply "Broken Road");[2] she would later record the song a second time as a member of the gospel group Selah.

Crittenden has released two studio albums, starting with her self-titled debut in 1998.[2] A third album, entitled The Woman I Am, was slated for release around 2004[3] but was never released. Since moving to Nashville, Melodie has worked as a touring background vocalist for Kathy Mattea, Amy Grant, Billy Joel, Jewel, and Alan Jackson. She has also appeared as a background vocalist on records for artists such as Blake Shelton, Billy Joel, Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Travis Tritt, Neil Diamond, Kristin Chenoweth, Ronnie Dunn, and Aaron Tippin.

As of 2016, Crittenden is a member of the Eagles tribute band Eaglemaniacs, which also includes Ron Hemby, formerly of The Buffalo Club.[4]



Title Album details
Melodie Crittenden
Dream with Me Tonight: Lullabies for All Ages
  • Release date: September 18, 2001
  • Label: Sandman Records


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1998 "Broken Road" 42 48 Melodie Crittenden
"I Should've Known" 72 --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
2006 "Bless the Broken Road" Selah 5 Bless the Broken Road: The Duets Album

Music videos

Year Video Director
1997 "Broken Road" Jim Hershleder


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 107. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Shawnee native making dream come true in Nashville". The Shawnee News-Star. 1998-02-21. Archived from the original on November 4, 2004. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Melodie Crittenden". The Crittenden Connection. Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved . 
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