Book Your Event with The Merles

The Merles love to play private parties, weddings, and special events. If you are interested in specifics or pricing, please email Todd at

Reviews from Previous Clients:

“The Merles were absolutely the best! So professional and friendly and the music was spot on! They went above and beyond, the lead singer Todd was so helpful and engaging. They even learned a song for our first dance! The guests were all impressed and they truly made our special day spectacular!!!!”

Natasha Valentine - Smithville, TX

"Just wanting to say thank you for playing our wedding and being a dream to work with! Our first dances were a real highlight and we and our planner and family got RAVE reviews on your set. The dancers and non-dancers alike gave us compliments. I’ve never heard “I’m just sitting here enjoying listening to the band” at a wedding before! Seriously, y’all made the party!"

Caroline Montgomery - Austin, TX  

"Thanks for being so damned good. It was awesome!" 

David Cooper - Dallas, TX

"We knew the first time we heard The Merles at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon that they would be the perfect fit for our country themed wedding. They have a wonderful repertoire of classic country songs that would please the truest Texan. Todd was a breeze to work with in the planning stages, and always responded promptly to emails and requests. Whenever we would come to a show prior to our wedding, they would play our first dance song, "Waltz Across Texas," so we could practice. The actual reception was a huge success thanks to The Merles. Everyone in attendance danced the night away and could not stop raving about the band. The tunes from The Merles will echo in my mind for a long time as one of the highlights of our wedding day. We highly recommend The Merles for your next event!"

Bentley Post - Austin, TX

"We had the pleasure of happening onto The Merles at the Buda Wiener Dog Races a few years back.  We continued to talk about how awesome they were, with their laid back vibe and easy country swing until I couldn’t wait to track them down and ask if they’d play a private event for a surprise birthday party.  It was such a perfect fit, they took our party to the next level and our guest LOVED them as much as we do.  We’ve since sought out pubs when they are headlining and have asked them to play for us again.  You will not be disappointed if you can catch them live or have them at your event. "

Cristi Rawlings - Buda, TX

"I booked the Merles for our wedding at a rustic venue outside of Austin and couldn't be happier with our decision. The Merles were perfectly professional and punctual and gave a great performance.  So great, I am still receiving compliments and inquiries about them from our wedding guests! Professional, affordable, and the greatest classic country band in town."
Emmie Knox - Austin, TX

“I want to say a gigantic “THANK YOU” to the Merles for performing at our Relay For Life Fundraiser that we held at the Lenz Dance Hall in January of this year.  Everyone was excited about the music because it was easy to dance to and reminded many of us of the “Days Gone By” dances.  These young folks made me proud, and helped us  raise over $6,000 for our Cancer Relay Event.  The Merles also played at our family Christmas gathering and brought so many smiles to both the young and  “older” folks.  I had asked them if they could learn a few old songs that our family and friends enjoy dancing to, and they did.  Sang them at the event and Christmas gathering.  They are talented, courteous, and you can tell they enjoy what they do."

Matilda Boelter - Karnes City, TX

"I wanted to surprise my daughter with a live country band at her wedding reception. The Merles were amazing! They played while everyone ate and then were very accommodating when we included games and even a special dance number we arranged. Everyone commented about how 'great the band played.' Even my sister, the old trail rider."

Carolie Willoughby - Austin, TX

"I booked The Merles for a client’s annual conference in Dallas. We’d written a whole script for the awards presentation and wanted some “cowboy” music to go with it. The Merles were perfect. They were organized, easy to communicate with, and very professional. They drove all the way from Austin and still showed up on time! (Not always my experience with bands.) They also seamlessly integrated their set into the show we’d written, with very little direction needed. Plus, everybody loved the music and really enjoyed the show. If you’re looking for a band who can play your next event, I would definitely recommend The Merles. They're super talented, easy to work with, and all-around nice folks."

Jennifer Coates Millard - Founder and Principal, Wrdout
"As the event coordinator of Cullen Country HOA Fall Fest, we have enjoyed the family friendly sounds of The Merles, which transcends the various ages of our community.  The Merles will always be a band that will draw a crowd and is very professional to work with! We look forward to have them come back later this year for our Fall Fest Event.  We Love "The Merles!!! "

Vincent Lecca, Events Director , Cullen Country HOA  - Buda, Texas



Classic Country Hits:

Pop A Top Again (Jim Ed Brown)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Jackson (Johnny & June Cash)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Walkin' After Midnight (Patsy Cline)
You Never Called Me (David Allan Coe)
Six Days on the Road (Dave Dudley)
Shine Shave Shower (Lefty Frizzell)
Are the Good Times Really Over? (Merle Haggard)
Big City (Merle Haggard)
Fightin' Side of Me (Merle Haggard)
If We're Not Back in Love by Monday (Merle Haggard)
Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
Misery and Gin (Merle Haggard)
Okie from Muskogee (Merle Haggard)
Ramblin' Fever (Merle Haggard)
Silver Wings (Merle Haggard)
Stay Here and Drink (Merle Haggard)
Swinging Doors (Merle Haggard)
That's the Way Love Goes (Merle Haggard)
The Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
Today I Started Loving You Again (Merle Haggard)
Workin' Man Blues (Merle Haggard)
Fraulein (Bobby Helms)
Bob Wills is Still the King (Waylon Jennings)
Luckenbach Texas (Waylon Jennings)
The Race is On (George Jones)
He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)
Your Still On My Mind (George Jones)
Fist City (Loretta Lynn)
Blues Eyes Cryin' in the Rain (Willie Nelson)
Hello Walls (Willie Nelson)
On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)
Whiskey River (Willie Nelson)
Buckaroo (Buck Owens)
Cryin' Time (Buck Owens)
Happy Go Lucky Guitar (Buck Owens)
Truck Drivin' Man (Buck Owens)
There Stands the Glass (Webb Pierce)
Crazy Arms (Ray Price)
Heartaches by the Numbers (Ray Price)
Wine Me Up (Ray Price)
Is Anybody Going to San Antone? (Charley Pride) 
Kiss an Angel Good Morning (Charley Pride)
Amarillo by Morning (George Strait )
The Chair (George Strait)
The Fireman (George Strait)
You Look So Good in Love (George Strait)
I Just Want to Dance with You (George Strait)
Wild Side of Life (Hank Thompson)
Set Up Two Glasses Joe (Ernest Tubb)
Thanks A Lot (Ernest Tubb) 
Waltz Across Texas (Ernest Tubb) 
Throw Your Love My Way (Ernest Tubb)
Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Williams)
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
Jambalaya (Hank Williams)
Long Gone Lonesome Blues (Hank Williams)
Blues for Dixie (Bob Wills)
Miss Molly (Bob Wills)
Right or Wrong (Bob Wills)
San Antonio Rose (Bob Wills)
Stay All Night (Bob Wills)
Take Me Back to Tulsa (Bob Wills)
Time Changes Everything (Bob Wills)
It's Four in the Morning (Faron Young)
Pancho and Lefty (Townes Van Zandt)

90s Country to Present:

Don't Rock the Jukebox (Alan Jackson)
Neon Moon (Brooks and Dunn)
Boot Scootin' Boogie (Brooks and Dunn)
Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)
Your Man (Josh Turner)

Country Gospel:

Amazing Grace
Blessed Assurance
I Saw the Light
I'll Fly Away
Standing on the Promises
Will The Circle Be Unbroken?


Alcohol and Issues
Always Be A Texan
Disapproving Eyes
Hate To Say Goodbye
How Love Goes
I Told You So
(I've Got) No One
Middle of the Night
My Payback
Room 242
She's Leavin' Me
Six Pack of Heartache
Tables and Chairs
Texas in July
Too Much Is Never Enough
The Way Things Are Going
V8 Sound
Walls Could Talk
When I Get You Back Again
What the Hell I did Last Night

If you have any special requests,  please let us know in advance.  Want a fiddle or steel guitar? We are lucky to know some of the best players in town. We will do our best to make your event memorable! Thanks : )