Sellers’ Own Brand of “Garage Country” Featured in Nashville Scene’s 17th Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll
Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville artist and musician Aubrie Sellers, “one of Nashville’s most electric acts,” (Garden & Gun) heads out on her first dates of Miranda Lambert’s 2017 Highway Vagabond Tour with yesterday’s show in Evansville, IN and stops in Springfield, MO and Kearney, NE this weekend. “Country’s next big star” (Nylon) is also simultaneously out on the road with The Cadillac Three for their Black Roses Tour with dates through February.
“I feel so lucky to be out here,” Sellers said. “We are having so much fun out on these tours already – both of these acts are a great match musically, and I can’t wait to keep getting out there and playing for everybody.”
Adding to the critical appeal she has already received, the Nashville Scene’s 17th Annual Country Music Critic’s Poll honored the debut album NEW CITY BLUES as one of 2016’s best and named Sellers as one of the Top 5 New Acts. The poll surveyed 89 music writers across the country to determine 2016’s top country albums, singles, performers and more.
Sellers also continues to carve a non-traditional path around her unique “Garage Country” sound with the “Little Van Sessions.” The first two videos from this new series kicked off last week, showcasing intimate performances of some of Sellers’ biggest influences across all genres. American Songwriter premiered her steel-guitar laden version of Coldplay’s “Green Eyes” while Paste Magazine shared the mesmerizing cover of Vern Gosdin’s “Till The End.”
Described by The New York Times as putting “Southern-rock muscle behind her gentle voice,” Sellers continues to walk the razor-edged line between punk’s combustibility and Johnny Cash’s frenetic pulse. She blends the raw immediacy of garage rock into the classic song structure of country with Entertainment Weekly applauding her ability to “deliver a lyric in such a way that builds a whole universe.”
New City Blues is available everywhere now via Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville while Sellers continues to show us all “how sweet it sounds to break the rules,” (Rolling Stone).