Stephen Shutts from "Rock Raiders" stars in the CMT reality series.

Stephen Shutts has been finding, appraising, buying, selling and brokering music memorabilia for over two decades. His quest to "find" started at a young age when he would search ditch lines for beer cans for his vast collection. Stephen, at a young age, had the fortunate circumstances to see Elvis in concert several times in his native state of Ohio. Seeing Elvis perform would eventually launch Stephen into not only a lifestyle, but a career in music and the Elvis industry.

Attending college near Memphis to be near Graceland, Stephen found himself on the trail of Elvis personal artifacts given to fans, friends and strangers. After college, a move to Nashville was in order to pursue any and all things music business. Stephen eventually landed on tour with The Brooks & Dunn Neon Circus Tours three consecutive years performing as Elvis and touring a mini-country music museum created by himself and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Robert Reynolds. After the Neon Circus Tours, the two embarked on marketing Elvis's famous Audubon Drive home in Memphis, Tennessee, to an international audience with a world record sale. Eventually they would go on to purchase Elvis's favorite roller coaster, The Zippin Pippin. The triad of mass publicity would become complete when they purchased at a garage sale the holy grail of country music: Hank Williams handwritten notebook of unpublished songs. The discovery would lead to a landmark lawsuit from Sony / ATV publishing claiming ownership of the material.

Stephen would land back on a Brooks & Dunn tour bus for the final tours running in management circles and as well with Rascal Flatts on their 2011 tour. Today, Stephen co-owns The Rock-n-Roll Pitstop which provides memorabilia and unique merchandise for collectors.


Nickname: Elvis
Hometown: Ohio

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