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Jason Sellers
Born March 4, 1971 (1971-03-04) (age 39)[1]
Origin Gilmer, Texas, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar
Years active 1997-present
Labels BNA
Associated acts Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Ann Womack

Jason Sellers (born March 4, 1971 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American country music artist. After several years of touring the United States in his family's band, Sellers joined the road band of Ricky Skaggs. By 1997, he was signed to a recording contract with BNA Records, for whom he recorded two studio albums: 1997's I'm Your Man and 1999's A Matter of Time. These two albums produced five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts; each album's title track reached Top 40 on that chart. Although he has not recorded any albums since A Matter of Time, Jason has had continued success as a songwriter, with acts such as Lonestar, Kenny Chesney, and Montgomery Gentry having recorded his songs. In addition, he holds several credits as a session background vocalist.

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Biography

Jason Sellers was born March 4, 1971 in Gilmer, Texas. His musical beginnings were as a member of his family's gospel music group, the Sellers Family, which toured throughout the Western United States.[2] Between 1991 and 1997, he was married to Lee Ann Womack,[3] with whom he had one daughter, Aubrie Lee (born 1991).

Sellers moved to Nashville, Tennessee while still in his late teens.[1] He then persuaded Vince Gill to allow him to play bass guitar in Gill's road band when the band's regular bassist was unavailable.[2] Gill then recommended Sellers to Billy Joe Royal, in whose band Sellers soon became bassist.[2] Afterward, Sellers moved to Ricky Skaggs' road band, also becoming a songwriter and road manager for Skaggs.[2] While with Skaggs, Sellers also worked on his songwriting skills, and had songs recorded by Pam Tillis, Lonestar, and Wade Hayes.[1]

He was subsequently signed to BNA Records in 1997,[1] releasing his debut single "I'm Your Man" this year. This song, which peaked at #37 on the country charts,[3] was the first of three singles from his debut album, also entitled I'm Your Man. Also released from it were "That Does It" and "This Small Divide", the latter a duet with Martina McBride.

A second album, A Matter of Time, produced his highest-charting single in its #33-peaking title track. One day after the album's release, he exited the label's roster.[4] The album's second single ("Can't Help Calling Your Name", a carryover from I'm Your Man) peaked at #64.

Although he has not released any singles since 2000, he holds several credits as a songwriter, session bass guitarist and harmony vocalist. Singles that Sellers has co-written include "You Can't Hide Beautiful" by Aaron Lines, "I'm a Saint" by Mark Chesnutt, "Some People Change" by Montgomery Gentry, "The One in the Middle" by Sarah Johns, "If You Didn't Love Me" by Phil Stacey, "I Still Miss You" by Keith Anderson, and "Strange" by Reba McEntire.

Discography

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Albums

Year Album information
1997 I'm Your Man
1999 A Matter of Time
  • Label: BNA Records #67764
  • Released: September 28, 1999
  • Format: CD, cassette

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country[3] CAN Country
1997 "I'm Your Man" 37 46 I'm Your Man
1998 "That Does It" 46 84
"This Small Divide" (with Martina McBride) 55
1999 "A Matter of Time" 33 53 A Matter of Time
2000 "Can't Help Calling Your Name" 64

Music videos

Year Video Director
1997 "I'm Your Man" Jim Hershleder
1998 "This Great Divide" Chris Rogers
1999 "A Matter of Time" Thom Oliphant

References

  1. ^ a b c d Phares, Heather. "Jason Sellers biography". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:39fuxqtjldje~T1. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Jason Sellers Biography". Oldies.com. http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Jason-Sellers.html. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  3. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc.. pp. 374. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ "Jason Sellers, Label Part Ways". CMT. http://www.cmt.com/artists/news/1476888/20030813/sellers_jason.jhtml. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 

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