Clay Shelburn, a native Texan that now calls Nashville home, has not only grown a national fan base, but he has gathered fans from across the globe.
2015 was a big year for Clay with the release of his sophomore endeavor, “defined”, his first full length LP; Clay also catapulted into the viral video world of social media with his silly “Wal-Mart Rockstar” video.
He plans on spending 2019 spreading his “funktry” (blues, country, pop) sound across the Midwest, East Coast, and South; and as always, Texas. Goals for more overseas tours are in the works with his team. Clay intends to return to the UK and visit Australia in 2020.
Published 2018 September 27
“…Clay also wrote a song called “Black Widow,” which, instead of being about the Scarlett Johansen solo Marvel movie we all desperately need, is about the biological fact that “after mating, the female black widows kill the males.”
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Published 2016 October 2
If having a video of you “goofing off” with your friend go viral, having upwards of 200 million views across the globe, and being recognized while stopping at the gas station wasn’t enough, how about finding out you’re on the museum tour in the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, MO?
Selftaught multitalented artist, Clay Shelburn, has performed on stage since the age of 13. Writing his first song at age 12, he categorizes his current original music as “funktry”: a fusion of funk, rock, blues and country. Garnering recent world-wide viral fame as the “Walmart Rockstar” in 2015, Clay works his way to his fans through his small independent operation. His “silly little video” not only conveys his deep passion for life and music, but also illustrates just how diligently he works at honing his craft to share with his fans. Clay and his team currently spend their time promoting and touring his first full-length album, “defined”,(released October 2015). Clay plans to spend much of 2019 touring/promoting within the US and UK with differing variations of his band: private and intimate acoustic shows all the way up to eight piece arrangements featuring a horn section on festival stages. Clay’s first foray as a frontman, with his 2010 EP “Brokedown & Blue”, echoes his deep country roots. In between his two releases, Clay spent his time gaining attention as a lead guitarist for many Texas/National artists. He also spent time doing studio work on several different artist’s projects; during this exploration, Clay’s evolution of sound included trading in the fiddle and steel guitar for horns and creative percussive instruments like a slinky. As he travels in 2019 to his new fans, Clay has already begun penning his third release. He also is exploring musical avenues outside of stage performance. If he continues his trend of growth, his third crack at original music will continue to evolve as he does.