Aubrie Sellers album NEW CITY BLUES (Carnival Records/Thirty Tigers) is due for release in January 2016.
Kacey Musgraves and Angaleena Presley examine how shifting values affect women wandering away from their families' norms. Now, Aubrie Sellers joins that elite crew with a song that starts out heartwarming but soon turns into the existential testament of a heartbreaker. Sellers comes to this squad of independent ladies with a pedigree – she's the daughter of the tradition-minded country standard-bearer Lee Ann Womack, and the bluegrass-connected singer and songwriter Jason Sellers.
Photo Credit: Alanna Weaver
Her stepdad, Frank Liddell, is one of Nashville's hottest producers. On this first single from her upcoming debut album, NEW CITY BLUES, Liddell frames Sellers' tough but vulnerable vocal in an arrangement with a rock base but a high lonesome undertone. The twist? She loves the guy whose sweetness she's celebrating...and leaves him.
"Too bad the keys are swingin' off the steering wheel tonight," she wails, sounding just sorry enough to know what she's willingly rejecting. Written with Brent Cobb, who gave Luke Bryan one of his best ballads ("Tailgate Blues"), "Loveless Rolling Stone" has a rock edge that puts Sellers in the company of other young genre-defiers like Jason Isbell. There's no denying the vocal affinity with Womack – like her mother, Sellers has a gift for yearning, an indelible tinge of sadness in her sass.
Listen to Aubrie Sellers first single "Loveless Rolling Stone"
On The Debut Album:
“I always knew how I wanted my debut album to sound, but I wasn’t sure what was going to happen when I started writing. It all happened very organically. I’m excited to get it out early next year.”
On Famous Parents
“I put a lot of pressure on myself because of it. You don’t really have a chance to go around and be anonymous and work out the kinks. So, there’s the pressure to be perfect coming out of the gate. So, it’s scary. You don’t want to be compared to your parents. My music is not like theirs. At the same time, my parents are great, and I’ve been able to learn a lot about the business that most people don’t know.”
Aubrie Sellers: Album Trailer
Aubrie Sellers played in London, UK at the C2C Country To Country Festival on Sat 7th March (15:20-15:50 The Saloon Stage)
Aubrie Sellers tweeted Thanks @EthanBMusic for those hot licks at @C2Cfestival
Ethan Ballinger who joined her is a versatile musician, producer, composer, & guitar player for nationally touring artist Lee Ann Womack who played on the O2 Arena mainstage
Name: Aubrie Sellers
Age: 24 (Child Photo)
Parental Power: Singer/songwriter Aubrie Sellers is the daughter of singer/songwriters Jason Sellers and Lee Ann Womack.
Her Sound: “Bluegrass and blues songs presented in a new way. I have a lot of old influences presented in a new, edgier way. It’s something I haven’t heard done before. It’s raw, productionwise. I been calling it ‘garage country.’”
Road Worthy: Opened 3 shows for CMA Awards 2015 nominee Chris Stapleton in June 18-20 including a sold out Jefferson Theater June 20, 2015 (110 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia). Aubrie played dates with Marty Stuart in September and is currently showcasing her skills on tour with Texas troubadour Hayes Carll. (Facebook Photo | Facebook Video )
New Music: The Nashville native will drop her debut album in early 2016! Aubrie wrote or co-wrote every song on the as-of-now untitled record, which was produced by Frank Liddell.
Source: Country Weekly
Source: Country Weekly
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