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REVIEW: Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic, and Emily Brooke in South Florida

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Occasionally you go to an intimate show and are fortunate to experience an incredible performer up close and personal. Very rarely are you able to have that experience multiplied by three. On February 26th in Jupiter, Florida, Nashville recording artist, Sarah Darling; UK chart topper, Jenn Bostic; and local teenage prodigy, Emily Brooke, shared the stage at Tiki 52 for one night only … And it was a night that attendees won’t soon forget.

Emily Brooke opened the night with a bang, almost literally, as she took on Miranda Lambert’s “Kerosene.” As always, Emily charmed the crowd immediately with her soulful voice, stunning guitar playing, and adorable personality, made especially apparent by the huge smile that crossed her face when the audience joined her in a loud “HA!” during this hot opener. In true Emily Brooke fashion, she introduced almost every song, told cute little stories, made herself giggle, and, like a seasoned professional, swiftly returned to her set list seamlessly. A crowd favorite was Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel,” which Emily introduced and then, elatedly, said that she heard someone in the audience say how much she loved this song. Onlookers sang and clapped along as Emily strummed the guitar and crooned this popular tune that oftentimes receives a warm reception and rave reviews. Other highlights of Emily’s set list included Hunter Hayes’ “All You Ever,” The Civil Wars’ “Devil’s Backbone,” and original song (on Emily’s Here Right Now album with a corresponding video on YouTube) “Dance Hall.”

Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, David Nail & More Added to Tree Town Music Festival

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The lineup just got even bigger for the inaugural Tree Town Music festival, taking place in Forest City, Iowa this Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 & 25). While Brad Paisley and Toby Keith had already been announced as headliners, the festival announced additional performances today, including Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, David Nail, JT Hodges, Leah Turner, Sarah Darling and The Last Ride.

 Additionally, the festival will feature Little Nashville,” a stage bringing the excitement of Nashville’s world-famous Broadway to Iowa, beer tents, a variety of food vendors, rock climbing, bounce houses and much more for the entire weekend. The fun extends to the festival’s campgrounds with flip cup competitions, golf cart taxis, food and drink vendors and more.

For more info on tickets, camping or for any of your Tree Town Music Festival, please visit: treetownfestival.com or call 877-569-7767.

Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic, and Emily Brooke Take the Stage Together For One Night Only

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What do you get when you bring Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic, and Emily Brooke together for one night only? An evening jam-packed with incredible talent and fun, as well as the unique opportunity to see three extremely different artists team up to entertain one South Florida crowd. Sarah, Jenn, and Emily have decided to join forces with Tiki 52 (a Jupiter, Florida restaurant/bar) and Miller Lite on Wednesday night, February 26th, for a show like no other. In one show, the audience will get a well-known, long-time country artist with charted hits and television cameos galore; a country/pop artist with a collection of awards and acclaim in the United Kingdom; and an up and coming country artist who is sure to be among the next wave of young talent entering the music industry. And, as if that isn’t enough, the concert will benefit “For the Linds,” an organization created in memory of Warner Music Nashville’s Lindsay Walleman, who passed away from Sarcoma at the young age of twenty-eight. Does it get any better than this?

DVR Alert: Criminal Minds Featuring Sarah Darling’s “Blackbird”

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Sarah Darling‘s “Blackbird,” a remake of the Paul McCartney penned Beatles classic, will be featured in the 200th episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds at 9 p.m. EST/PST tonight.

Darling was also in the news last week, receiving a nod from country music superstar Carrie Underwood in an interview with Glam, who said she would like to see more females doing really well in country music. “The ones who are out there — myself, Miranda, Reba, Taylor — are doing really well. I would just love to see more,” Underwood said. “It makes me a little sad when I do look at the charts and I see one female in the top 20. I really hope this is the year of the woman, and I really hope that there are some really breakthrough, amazing female artists that people can hear.” She goes on to specifically reference Darling, saying she has “such a sweet voice.”

Tune in to CBS to watch Criminal Minds tonight, and download Darling’s version of “Blackbird” here.

Have Yourself a Darling Christmas

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Sarah Darling released her four song holiday EP, entitled Have a Merry Christmas Darling. The EP consists of:

1. The Christmas Song
2. River
3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
4. Silent Night

You can download your copy of Sarah’s magical Christmas EP on iTunes now!

***Fun fact! Our friend, Sara Kauss, is responsible for the gorgeous artwork on the cover of Sarah’s Christmas EP!***

Sarah Darling Wishes You a Merry Little Christmas

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Sarah Darling will be releasing a four song EP, entitled Have A Merry Little Christmas Darling, on iTunes Tuesday, November 19.  The new, independently released EP will feature classic Christmas songs, intricately crafted to Darling’s “crisp, powerhouse voice,” as stated by The New York Times. Sarah believes that this EP  is the best representation of herself as an artist in a holiday timepiece. “You will hear so much of who I am in every track and will be taken away to nostalgic times of Christmas past. It was such a magical project to record,” she says.

Have A Merry Little Christmas Darling Track Listing:

1.) “The Christmas Song” (“Chesnuts Roasting On An Open Fire”)
2.) “River” (original by Joni Mitchell)
3.) “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
4.) “Silent Night”

Additionally, tickets are currently on sale for the “Sarah Darling and Friends Acoustic Christmas” concert at The Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee on December 13th, where she will debut the new tracks alongside  special guests. You can purchase tickets now by clicking here.

Sarah Darling and Guy Penrod Performing ICM Awards

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In 2009, rising country music star Sarah Darling spent days at her grandfather’s hospital bedside as he battled a serious illness. A spiritual man, he comforted her greatest fear of him succumbing to the fight by sharing his thoughts on the meaning of life, and what happens when someone leaves this world. Forever moved by what she heard in those precious moments, Darling later sat down with Nashville songwriters Dave Robbens and Billy Austen and wrote the song, Knowing What I Know About Heaven, never knowing years later, internationally-known Christian recording artist and former lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band, Guy Penrod, would make it be heard by millions around the world. In celebration of the song’ success, Darling and Penrod will perform the song together as a duet for the very first time at the 2013 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards on October 24, 2013. Penrod is nominated in the “Entertainer” category at the awards.

Sarah Darling’s Dream Comes True

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Before landing a record deal, country up and comer, Sarah Darling, waited tables in Nashville. Sarah waited on country megastars, including Alan Jackson. At that time, Sarah could only dream of sharing a stage with the likes of Mr. Jackson.

Recently, the former waitress was able to live out this dream as she opened for Alan Jackson during three shows. Sarah took to Twitter to express her excitement, calling the experience “beyond amazing.”  Sarah also tweeted “I was blessed to have been on tour with one of the most humble and gracious men in the  music business this weekend. What an unforgettable experience. Thank you Alan!”

Sarah Darling Stands for Music

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The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has named country music artist, Sarah Darling, a recipient of its “Stand for Music” Award, in recognition of her dedication to and support of music education.

The award will be presented to Sarah on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. by NAfME President and Board Chair, Nancy Ditmer, as part of the Association’s annual National Leadership event.

NAfME’s executive director Michael A. Butera says, ” Sarah epitomizes the type of artist who truly understands the importance of music education. Her formal music training started at a young age while growing up in Mitchellville, Iowa, and her dedication to the craft of songwriting in particular has brought her significant recognition in the country music industry and beyond. NAfME is pleased to present Sarah with our ‘Stand for Music’ award for 2013. Our members – America’s music teachers – greatly appreciate her assistance in raising awareness among our elected leaders about how music education orchestrates success, both in school and beyond.”

While in the nation’s capital to receive the award, Sarah will meet with legislative representatives and staff members from Tennessee and her home state of Iowa to discuss the importance of preserving music education in public schools nationwide. She will also perform later for NAfME state affiliate leaders at an acoustic concert.

Since debuting at the historic Grand Ole Opry in 2011 where she was introduced by country legend, Vince Gill, Sarah has been honored with the invitation to perform there over 35 times. Also featured on Conan, FOX & Friends, ABC’s The Bachelor, CNN and many more, Sarah is currently celebrating the release of her summertime single, “Little Umbrellas,” that’s now available for download on iTunes. She will perform several dates this summer as both a headlining act and opener for country music superstar, Alan Jackson.

For more information on Sarah Darling, visit www.sarahdarling.com.

Sarah Darling’s New Single on iTunes

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With all the rain/storms nationwide, it seems only appropriate for Sarah Darling to release her single, “Little Umbrellas” this week. This single is the country star’s first independent single release and the follow-up to her early 2013 hit, “Home To Me.” Sure to be a summertime anthem, “Little Umbrellas” will become available for radio adds on June 24th.

The iTunes single release comes just in time for the 2013 CMA Music Festival, which has officially taken over Nashville. Attendees can see Darling perform “Little Umbrellas” and other fan-favorite songs from former albums today at 1:40 p.m. CDT at the Bud Light Stage, located on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza. Brightly colored “Sarah Darling” branded parasols and copies of her “Little Umbrellas” single are now available to fans through the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Visitor Center located inside the Bridgestone Arena. Sarah will sign them for fans at the Visitor Center immediately following her performance from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CDT.

To download Sarah’s first independent single and kick off your summer with some fun, upbeat music, click here.

Don’t forget, you can also bid your way into the Opry to see Sarah perform “Little Umbrellas” (and other songs), as well as the opportunity to meet and greet this up and coming country singer, through our Oklahoma benefit auction!