Mark Selby is a native of Oklahoma and Kansas now based in Nashville. He has established himself as a rare triple-threat talent: a gifted songwriter with serious guitar chops and a voice to match.
SONGWRITER: Selby has written more than 10 top-40 singles and four #1 hits, including the Dixie Chicks’ Grammy-winning “There’s Your Trouble” and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue On Black” — Billboard magazine’s 1999 Rock Track of the Year. Wynona, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Roy Parnell & Keb Mo, JoDee Messina and many others have recorded Selby’s songs.
RECORDING ARTIST: Selby’s latest, Blue Highway, will be released in early 2013. HIs DVD/CD One Night in Bonn (ZYX, 2010) was recorded live at the legendary German TV concert series Rockpalast. Nine Pound Hammer (ZYX, 2008) garnered critical raves in Europe and the U.S., as did Selby’s albums for Vanguard Records: More Storms Comin’ (2000) and Dirt (2003). Selby contributed to the Grammy-nominated Avalon Blues: A Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt (2001); his single “She’s Like Mercury” was the first charting rock single for the Vanguard label. A solo acoustic CD, Mark Otis Selby…And The Horse He Rode In On was released in 2006, and Selby Mills LeMaire, with fellow hit songwriters Clay Mills and Sonny LeMaire, appeared in 2011. His discography as a session musician includes releases by Wynona, Johnny Reid, Adam Hood, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap and many others.
LIVE PERFORMER: A superb guitarist and dynamic live performer, Mark Selby has shared the stage with B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Fogerty, Robert Cray, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Delbert McLinton, John Hiatt, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Collective Soul, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Levon Helm, and many more. Selby has appeared on notable radio and television music programming including World Cafe, Mountain Stage, Woodsongs and Rockpalast (Germany), and continues to perform with his stellar backup band, as an acoustic solo artist, and in a duo with his wife and frequent collaborator, Tia Sillers.
“As a singer/songwriter, Mark Selby’s in the same league as Bruce Springsteen, with meaty words, a compelling voice, and tracks that have more groove than a vintage vinyl record.”
— AMERICAN SONGWRITER
“An electrifying performer.”
— BLUES REVUE
“Selby earned his moment in the spotlight with his excellent debut, More Storms Comin’ . . . his exceptional sophmore CD, Dirt, indicates that album was no fluke. No need for bells and whistles here — the music does the talking.”
— ROLLING STONE
“Mark Selby makes some of the most soulful noise coming out of Nashville.”
— THE TENNESSEAN
“Simply put, 11 tracks of the best rock and roll we’ll hear this year…”
— VINTAGE GUITAR