How many people can say they celebrated their birthday with the release of a brand new single? Well, it’s 7.7.seventeen, and Mary Sarah is celebrating her 22nd birthday with the release of her empowering new single, “Without You” and we have it cranked all the way up (to 22 of course)! Written alongside industry veterans Bart Butler, David Garcia, and Mike Walker, this single marks her first effort since her top 5 finish on season 10 of NBC’s The Voice.
Listening to her vocals, it’s hard to believe that this Texas native is only 22. She has spent more than half of her life creating and performing music. Making her rounds on the Texas Opry circuit and later honing her craft in the Kidz Bop touring company at age 12, Mary Sarah was discovered by the late Eddie Powers. The “power-house” producer paired her with country music legends Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, and more for the Bridges album, which recreated some of the most popular songs in country music.
Over the years, the singer/songwriter found inspiration working with her mentors and the storytelling nature of country music while learning to infuse her roots with influences outside of the country music genre to create her own unique sound. Mary Sarah is no longer a teenager, nor living in the shadow of the legends she loves, and her latest single, “Without You” is a direct showcase of her new sound.
As an independent artist, Mary Sarah works diligently to not only keep the momentum going in her music career but to be a positive role model for her young fans. “Without You” is an anthem of empowerment and self-reflection with a bouncy, “paint the town” stance, twisted with traditional country sentiment and steel guitar licks. Lyrically, it’s a triumphant tale of finding yourself during a breakup, with confident lyrics like “I’ve got a throwback, comeback step in my groove.” With lyrics like, “yeah, I never thought I would, but baby I’m all good without you,” she shows the light at the end of the tunnel when you’re feeling crushed.
Mary Sarah’s “Without You” is a must-have staple on your summer playlist. She is a shining light for female artists in the country music industry and we can’t wait to see what’s next for this talented lady! Listen to “Without You” below and let us know if you feel the same way.