First off, Aubrie Sellers is the daughter of country artists Lee Ann Womack and Jason Sellers so to say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree would be a bit of an understatement. In this case, you could say Country is the family business.
Aubrie's brand of Country shares certain similarities to Brandi Carlile and Gretchen Wilson, but her voice is oddly reminiscent of country legend Gail Davies. Aubrie's "Dreaming in The Day" and "Loveless Rolling Stone" both recall Davies' 1986 RCA album with the band Wild Choir, which remains the template for "Country that Rocks" some 30 years later despite being criminally ignored by the Country establishment and rock radio at the time, but still managing to be influential to thsoe who heard it.
Thankfully, Aubrie resists the temptation to chase the carrot of pop country success like so many others and stays true to her roots while also working up quite the head of steam on "Paper Doll" and "Magazines".
The songwriting itself is stellar throughout the album, as are many of the performances. Since I have no liner notes to read from, I cannot tell if my feeling that the musicians gathered here were of the "jobber" variety, or if there is some other reason things seem just a tad note-perfect when a little raw coloring outside the lines would go a long way.
Still, for a self-released project (with some money behind it judging from the press and her recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Aubrie's off to a great start and this writer looks forward to seeing this talent grow into her boots.