Warner re-releases Sellers debut
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
– Aubrie Sellers' "New City Blues" debut will be re-issued by her new label, Warner Nashville, on Sept. 30.
The new edition will contain two bonus tracks - covers of The Beach Boys' "In My Room" and The Zombies' "The Way I Feel Inside."
"I spent four years writing, really thinking about what these songs needed to sound like - and recording," said Sellers, who self-released "New City Blues" in late January to positive reviews. "That's my life on this record, and I didn't want to walk away from all that. Warner Music Nashville understood how I felt; they loved this record so much, they suggested adding the additional songs. For me, more music is always a good thing."
"I don't think I knew how much I had on my mind 'til I started to write these songs," said Sellers, the daughter of Lee Ann Womack and Jason Sellers. "Adam Wright was such a great collaborator; he challenged me to say it. Once I started writing, I wanted to keep writing songs about what I was feeling and seeing because there wasn't anything else out there like it: songs that drew on Led Zeppelin and Ralph Stanley, plus spoke to the way my generation/people my age see the world.
"I wrote these songs to feel less alone, or less alienated from what we're told is important. But the more we tour, and the more people I meet, the more I find out, there's a lot of people who feel all these things, too - and they're glad someone's singing about them."
In addition to Tucker Beathard's Rock On College Tour this fall, she will appear at Vegas' Route 91 Fest, Austin's ACL Festival and Nashville's Americana Music Fest.
More news for Aubrie Sellers
CD reviews for Aubrie Sellers
New City Blues
Aubrie Sellers may have the musical genes, but that will go only so far because she has carved her own path on her debut. Just how one would categorize Sellers musically may not be as easy. Oh, she's definitely got a country sound going - "Losing Ground," "Something Special" and the tick tock drums of the slower "Humming Song" - are proof of that. But then there's the garagey, rockabilly, swampy sounds as well (the charging leadoff "Light of Day," »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers
When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience
Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other
name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical
implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining
a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
Those aware of the late Owsley "Bear" Stanley likely know him for one of two reasons - his pioneering work manufacturing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1960s and his role as an innovative sound engineer. Most notably, Bear worked...... »»»
The stunning vocal of Travis Meadows on the opening track, "Sideways," brims with honesty, pain and hard-earned wisdom as he offers a blend of confession and advice, stimulated by an experience at an adolescent addiction treatment center. Meadows, like many, is one of those Nashville songwriters ("Riser" for Dierks Bentley and "What We Ain't Got" for Jake Owen), but is finding his own voice relatively late in life. »»»
The Long Awaited Album
When last we visited a new album from Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, 2011's "Rare Bird Alert," we found a cohesive, focused collection of bluegrass; it was an expansive, artistic creation that only benefited the bluegrass community. A subsequent live album (strikingly entitled "Live") presented a continued refinement of this pairing's chemistry. »»»