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"Selby earned his moment in the spotlight with his excellent debut...No need for bells and whistles here -- the music does the talking."
--ROLLING STONE

“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

"Mark Selby makes some of the most soulful noise coming out of Nashville."
--THE TENNESSEAN

A gifted musical artist and hit songwriter, Mark Selby's career is one of unusual depth and diversity. Selby has written career-defining songs for artists in multiple genres and frequently contributes signature guitar work to 'Music City' recording sessions. As a solo artist he's earned critical acclaim and a devoted international following, carving out an earthy, gritty sound steeped in blues and rootsy rock.

A native of Oklahoma, Selby earned a degree in Guitar and Music Composition at Fort Hays University in Kansas. He then moved to Nashville where his songs have been recorded by Wynona Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Roy Parnell and the Dixie Chicks, who scored a Grammy- winning number one hit with "There's Your Trouble," written by Selby and his wife and frequent collaborator, Tia Sillers. Selby also co-wrote a string of #1 Mainstream Rock singles with blues- rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd, including "Blue On Black," which topped the chart for a record- setting 17 straight weeks and was named Billboard Magazine's “Rock Track of the Year”.

Selby signed with Vanguard Records in 2000 as a solo artist and released debut, More Storms Comin', setting the template for Selby recordings to come: passionate songwriting, soulful vocals and plenty of searing, toneful guitar work. The album launched the rock radio hit “She’s Like Mercury” and was followed by the critically-acclaimed release, Dirt, which Vintage Guitar summed up as "11 of the best tracks of rock and roll we'll hear this year." Since then, Selby has released a few more projects and a live concert CD and DVD entitled One Night in Bonn, recorded at the legendary German television concert series Rockpalast.

Touring regularly over the past decade, Mark Selby has performed with everyone from Jeff Beck to B.B. King, Collective Soul, Lynrd Skynrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Canadian superstar Johnny Reid, who Selby also records and tours with as guitarist and music director.