The Worsties have been busy getting’ busy over the past two years. With three EPs under their belt, and a fourth to be released in early 2011, they’ve been on the road consistently since 2008 supporting their latest project “Dude. Dude. Dude. Totally!” The Worsties have generated quite a stir in the local and regional touring circuit sharing the stage with such acts as Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Big Boi, Saving Abel, Cage the Elephant, Candlebox, Marcy Playground, Theory of a Deadman, Pop Evil, American Bang, Luna Halo, Ligion, Autovaughn and a slew of others. Along the way the band has attracted a faithful following in Atlanta, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Alabama, Austin, and of course, in most of the major markets in their home state of Tennessee.
In late 2009 and early 2010, The Worsties have had numerous placements on MTV reality shows including The Real World D.C. and Styl’d, as well as Bad Girls Club and many others. Their music video for Kitty Litter, directed by Casey Culver, was featured in all 800 Journeys locations nationwide as well as Fuse On Demand.
The Worsties are one of the top 10 requested bands on Nashville’s 102.9 The Buzz and were also nominated for four 102.9 The Local Buzz Awards in 2008 including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Alternative/Pop-Rock, and Best Female Vocalist. Singer Anna Worstell, was also nominated for Best Frontperson in the 2008 Nashville Nightlife Awards. The band recently won the 2010 Nashville Independent Music Award for Best Pop/Indie Band.
The band takes its influences from 70’s era punk, 80’s pop and glam, The Pixies, AC/DC and even Motorhead and creates a feisty, straight ahead rock n’ rollin’ good time.
The Worsties formed in 2005 with vocalist Anna Worstell, guitarist Jesse Worstell, and bassist Jairo Ruiz. Nathan Shelton joined the band on drums in March of 2008.