Hi, Sarah Harralson! So excited to be chatting with you! Can you tell us a little something about yourself?
I've been in Nashville for almost 7 years now. I'm from Knoxville, TN and decided I want to pursue music when I younger. My Granddad inspired this decision as he was always playing bluegrass music on his accordion. After my time at Belmont, I started working in the music industry on the business side full-time beginning in licensing, and most recently, royalties. I am now currently signed with Johnny Garcia's (Garth Brooks) company- Busy at Play Publishing as a writer and artist and will be releasing a series of singles over the next year.
What inspired you to pursue music?
It was a mix of my Granddad always playing bluegrass music around me and also my mother who encouraged me to pursue piano lessons when I was fourteen. I had already begun writing music when I was ten. I was always around music when I was little- my father playing country music and my mom who played a lot of pop and oldies music.
How would you describe your musical style?
Country with a mix of pop and even folk. I like all types of music, so even though my genre is country, you are bound to hear other sub-genres in my songs for whatever I am inspired by.
What artists do you look up to right now?
Dixie Chicks, Jewel, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert
You have plans to release a new single soon! What details can you share with us?
Sure do! I am shooting the music video for it in a few weeks and will be able to share more info on it once we have a release date set. We are hoping sometime in May right now. You can expect this song to have a country mixed with a folk feel.
Can you tell us what the song means to you?
This song is pretty personal to me- It's about a girl with a free spirit who kind of goes where the wind blows her, but she wants to find the right person out there for her that would settle her down.
What do you hope your supporters feel after hearing the new song?
I hope and think they can relate to this themselves. Especially the ones out there who have been hoping to find the right person for them. Or maybe they already have found that person, and it will be another reminder of why that person means so much to them.
Do you have any advice for aspiring music artists?
Keep up the drive. It's not easy being in a saturated pool of aspiring artists. If you want it, you gotta be willing to work for it. You will get rejected, but keep your head up and show everyone what you and your music is worth. You will find the right supporters in time.