Cory Sellers

Cory Sellers

BandCountryPop

...a finely blended musical cocktail of soul, rock, and pop sounds infused with a twist of country...Jack Johnson with a fiddle...

Biography

After picking up his first guitar at thirteen, Cory Sellers began playing in his church’s youth group band as a backup rhythm guitar player. Soon thereafter, he stepped in front of a microphone and began leading music and performing on a regular basis throughout Alabama. Cory wrote his first batch of songs before graduating high school and while attending Auburn University, he continued to play, sing, and write music both as part of an acoustic group and as a solo artist. In August 2002, Cory recorded his debut acoustic album entitled "This Side of Ordinary." The first song Gotta Get Back appeared on an episode of ABC Familys Knock First.

In the summer of 2004, Cory moved to Atlanta, GA and continued to play live shows in and around the Atlanta area. He plays in venues of all types connecting with one crowd at a time, capturing them with his original blend of melodic pop country and southern soul.

Cory’s newest album will be released in October of this year, and features a backbone of soul, rock, and pop sounds that stem from his influences such as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Jeff Buckley, and Van Morrison. However, there is a truly unique element to the record in that each song infuses unmistakably country elements; from the use of fiddles, banjos, mandolins, and steel guitars, to lyrics about waking up in a “Chattahoochee Sunrise.” When asked to describe it, Sellers refers to this distinctive sound as a sort of “county fried soul.” The result is a finely blended musical cocktail of several genres, with a twist of country that only those this side of the Mason-Dixon can appreciate. Every true southerner can attest that almost all things are just a little better country fried, and now Cory Sellers’ one of a kind sound certainly must be an item included on that list.

Lyrics

Chattahoochee Sunrise

Written By: Cory Sellers

Hey baby it’s time for you and me to get away and unwind
We can slip away by the moonlight
And when we arrive we’ll light a fire and we’ll slip inside
My sleeping bag under the starlight

You’ll fall asleep in my arms tonight
And when the morning comes
All the world will be right

We’re gonna wake up in the Chattahoochee Sunrise
To the sound of a whippoorwill cries
No one for tens of miles, just you and me
Holding you watching you dream and
No sign of this moment leaving
No need to rush we’ll take our time in the Chattahoochee Sunrise

In the morning, looks like the embers of the fire have slowly died
But, we just lie there on the ground
Later on, tonight, we’ll take a walk by the riverside
And have a dance to the cricket sounds

You’ll fall asleep in my arms tonight
And when the morning comes
All the world will be right

We’re gonna wake up in the Chattahoochee Sunrise
To the sound of a whippoorwill cry
No one for tens of miles, just you and me
Holding you watching you dream and
No sign of this moment leaving
No need to rush we’ll take our time in the Chattahoochee Sunrise

Discography

This Side of Ordinary released 2003
Cory Sellers Self-titled EP released 2006

Set List

Sets range from 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on client needs. 2 hour shows are approximately half original and half cover. Typical repertoire of covers includes classic rock, country, and soul from such artists as The Eagles, Keith Urban, The Band, Sam Cooke and more.