18-year-old Singer/Songwriter, Social Media Sensation Mary Sarah was our first ever CMchatLIVE.com One To Watch when we kicked off website feature last year ALL because I had artists like her in mind. Personally, I’ve been following her career for a few years now, and consider her as well as her family, my family. If you’ve been to #CMchat on Monday, or you follow me I would be surprised if you weren’t familiar with Mary Sarah. I am very excited that she has set the US date to debut her duets album Bridges, which has some of country music’s biggest names, singing some country music’s biggest classics.
“Mary Sarah is a beautiful young lady with a beautiful voice” – Willie Nelson
Amazed by the Texas ingénue’s voice and talent, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, the Oak Ridge Boys, the late Ray Price and others all signed on to sing with Mary Sarah on their most iconic hits.
Dolly’s “Jolene,” Willie’s “Crazy” and Merle’s “The Fightin’ Side of Me” are just a few of the songs interpreted by Mary Sarah and her A-list collaborators.
Overseen by executive producer Freddy Powers, who helped Mary Sarah assemble her dream collaborators, Bridges was moved along by the singer’s keen use of social media.
“I’ve been singing since I was 8 years old, touring and posting my performances on YouTube,” says Mary Sarah, who already has more than 100,000 fans across various Social Media platforms. “One day I got a tweet from the Oak Ridge Boys. They asked me to sing at their concert that night. It was incredible. My love of the legends of country music grew, and that’s how this project was born.”
Now, Mary Sarah is ready for country fans to hear it and connect those who love traditional country with those who follow today’s more polished sound. “I see Bridges as something that spans now and then,” she says, “and brings that music back over to this generation.”
Bridges’ Track Listing
1. Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)
2. Crazy (feat. Willie Nelson)
3. Fightin’ Side of Me (feat. Merle Haggard)
4. Heartaches By The Number (feat. Ray Price)
5. Go Rest High On That Mountain (feat. Vince Gill)
6. Dream On (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)
7. Texas, When I Die (feat. Tanya Tucker)
8. Rose Garden (feat. Lynn Anderson)
9. What A Difference You’ve Made In My Life (feat. Ronnie Milsap)
10. Where The Boys Are (feat. Neil Sedaka)
11. My Great Escape (feat. John Rich and Big Kenny)
12. All I Wanna Do Is Sing My Song (feat. Freddy Powers)
13. I’m Sorry
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