How many - if any - 19 year olds can say that they've not only sung but also recorded songs with Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson and other mega country music stars? Only Mary Sarah.
Mary Sarah's latest album includes the superstars above and then some and they are not singing just any songs, but the celebreties own superhits like "Go Rest High On That Mountain", "Jolene", "Texas (When I Die)", "The Fighting Side Of Me" and so the list goes on.
The young star in the making is living in Texas, but it was because of her constant and growing presence on social media she got recognition. The Oak Ridge Boys member Joe Bonsall heard her sing and tweeted her an invitation to attend a show. Well there, the Oak Ridge Boys invited her to sing and the race was on.
With the album, named "Bridges", the vision is to connect the past with the present. It will be interesting to see where she will go next.
Shelley Ridge for Country Music News International Magazine.