Melissa Sellers

An up and coming star of country music


Melissa Sellers was born and raised on real country music. She grew up in the Houston area picking and singing with her mother and two brothers.

When Melissa was ten, her picking and singing family made the move to the Austin area and she began performing with them, singing the songs of legends like Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette. Her traditional country roots led her to write her own songs and front her own band.

In 1997, Melissa formed the Melissa Sellers Band with many talented musicians like the Waddell Brothers and Bob Brown. In 2000, The Band recorded their first release, Half Way There, produced by David and Leland Waddell.

Around this time a fiery young guitar slinger named Will Knaak joined the band and piano wizard Jim Panek became a regular fixture as well. In 2002, the group recorded their first full-length studio CD, Deep South Austin, at the Pedernales Recording Studio. Produced by Bob Brown, this recording includes Melissa’s original music, as well as music from songwriters like Ray Frushay, Billy Joe Shaver, Poodle Lynn, Bobby Boyd and Billy Wimberly.

On Deep South Austin, Melissa is fortunate enough to have recorded duets with the soon to be legendary Kevin Fowler and former band member and songwriter David Waddell. Since the release of this CD, Melissa has had the opportunity to open shows for legendary artist like Billy Joe Shaver, Kevin Fowler and Willie Nelson.

Deep South Austin is proof that traditional country music is alive and well in Texas. After six years of paying their dues in honky-tonks, dance halls and bars, the Melissa Sellers Band has become the best kept secret in South Austin -- but not for long

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