- Published: Monday, 15 July 2013 00:05
Growing up in Richmond, Texas nurtured 18-year-old Mary Sarah's love for all forms of country. The hundreds of country radio stations and numerous Opry Theaters served as an ideal environment for cultivating her talent and Mary Sarah took advantage of every opportunity. She has been a fixture on Texas stages since she was eight years old!
With the support of her entire family; Todd, Patricia, Emilee and Chris, she began honing her talent as a featured performer in the touring production of Kidz Bop when she was only 12. The experience of performing for 4,000 - 6,000 kids on a regular basis perfected her stage presence and opened up a world of possibilities. When she was barely 15, she was invited on stage by the Oak Ridge Boys to sing her flawless a’capella rendition of the 1961 Connie Frances hit, "Where the Boys Are," solidifying Mary Sarah's decision to use her voice in paying homage to the masters of the craft.
"Crazy Good"-EP (2013)
By that time the country-singer signed her multi-Album deal with AGR Television Records this year, she was already making a splash all over the social media. 1,549 people use her mobile app, 2,674 fans are YouTube subscribers, she has racked up 8,394 MySpace friends, 15,003 Facebook likes, 55,353 Twitter followers, and 89,318 Reverb Nation Fans.
Her debut release, "Crazy Good" features nine songs, and five of them were co-written by the talented singer/songwriter. And this young artist has a lot to say for her generation.
"Bridges - Great American Country Duets"-Album (2014)
Mary Sarah's album of duets with ten of the greatest living legends of country music is designed to promote the legacy of traditional country, while passing the figurative torch to an appreciative new generation. The track list includes "Jolene" with Dolly Parton, "Crazy" with Willie Nelson, "Fightin' Side of Me" with Merle Haggard and "Heartaches by the Number" with Ray Price.
Also on the album are some of the most influential hit makers of the 70's and 80's including Ronnie Milsap, "What a Difference You've Made in My Life;" Tanya Tucker, "Texas, When I Die;" Lynn Anderson, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden;" Vince Gill, "Go Rest High on That Mountain" and the Oak Ridge Boys, "Dream On".
The project was produced by Kent Wells, known for his work with Dolly Parton as producer, band leader and lead guitarist. Wells engaged some of the most respected session musicians in town to track the album. This album is a labor of love, taking nearly two years to complete.
Mary Sarah's most recent coup was her debut at Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas. She shared the stage with the country icon singing their duet from the project, the Patsy Cline classic, "Crazy". After their performance Willie Nelson texted Mary Sarah’s executive producer, Freddy Powers and shared his admiration for the young performer by exclaiming "Mary Sarah is great, I love her!"