Merlo’s latest single, “Motel Flamingo,” flew up the charts to land Top 10 at Canadian Country Radio. After winning CCMA Rising Star in 2015 and BCCMA Female Artist of the Year two years in a row, Merlo released a series of successful singles, including; “Whatcha Wanna Do About It”, which cracked the Top 10 at Canadian Country Radio along with landing on Sirius XM’s #OnTheHorizon List, her follow up “War Paint”, which deeply resonated with fans on social media, and was the #1 Most Added country song in Canada in its debut week, along with the, soulful, breakup ballad, “Over & Over”. All three songs are featured on Merlo’s debut album, Free Soul, released in 2016.
In 2017 Merlo starred alongside Jana Kramer and Sophie Tweed-Simmons in the musical film, Country Crush, which saw her play the lead role of a young woman trying to make it as a country singer. She went out on the road to open for Dean Brody on his epic Beautiful Freakshow Tour, taking to the stage to perform in 14 cities. <br>