I could not think of a better person to kick off this new Country Music Chat feature, #OneToWatch other than Social Media Sensation Mary Sarah! I have been following her career for a couple years now and even eView’ed her back in August 2010. She has also been with #CMchat since DAY 1 (May, 9 2011)! Personally, she is one of my top 20 favorite artists of ALL TIME…and she’s only 18!!
If you are on Twitter? You should definitely follow Mary Sarah aka @marysarahmusic! I can’t tell you how many times I was having a bad day, only to see her sweet tweets in my stream and felt the sunlight of her kind spirit.
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It would have been Patsy Cline’s 80th birthday on Monday and I love Mary Sarah’s version of Crazy.
ABOUT MARY SARAH
Not many just-turned 15-year olds are invited on stage by a legendary group like the Oak Ridge Boys to sing acapella. The captivated audience in Galveston’s prestigious Opry sat enraptured… then came thunderous applause and a standing ovation for Mary Sarah’s rendition of the 1961 Connie Frances hit, “Where the Boys Are,” a song that most artists of her tender age would not even attempt, much less, know.
At 12, Mary Sarah toured the U.S. for 6 months as a featured lead vocalist and dancer in KidzBop®, a Razor & Tie Records and Vee Corporation production, produced by Michael Anderson in Los Angeles. This was an 18-song rock concert from Kidz Bop albums, which to date have racked up 7 Gold albums, with “kid-friendly” cover versions of hits. The experience from performing in front of 4-6,000 kids per show defined her stage presence and earned her national and global popularity.
After the Kidz Bop tour, Mary Sarah returned to Texas and began performing in local and regional Opry Theatres, Town Squares and Charity fundraisers.
Like many top country artists, Mary Sarah’s first performances were in church at age 8. One advantage of living in Texas is the presence of hundreds of country radio stations and numerous regional Opry Theaters and Mary Sarah has performed in almost all of them multiple times, paying tribute to her heroes – the legends of country music.
THANK YOU Scotty Bredin for the awesome graphics!
9/9 #CMchat with Josh Thompson 6p PT
9/16 #CMchat with Krystal Keith 6p PT
9/23 #CMchat with Neal McCoy 6p PT
9/30 #CMchat with Tyler Farr 6p PT
10/7 #CMchat with Steve Wariner 6pPT
10/14 #CMchat with Colt Ford 6pPT
10/21 #CMchat with Lee Brice 6pPT
10/28 #CMchat with Chase Rice 6pPT
For a complete schedule go to cmchatlive.com/upcoming
All times are Mondays from 6-7pPT on Twitter.
Author: Jessica Northey
Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat.
It all started with a hunch…back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.)
I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.