Sally Barris

Sally Barris

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Music Row Magazine says; “Her soulful folk soprano is equal parts mountain rustic and ethereal poet.”


Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter who has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack. Her song “Let The Wind Chase You”, recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.

While her writing credits mightily impress, fans and peers are most captivated by her bright spirit and expressive mountain soprano.  Dirty Linen says “Barris knows how to write lyrics that are as forthright as a stream of clear water and how to support them with melodies that share that quality”. 

When Sally is not touring solo, she is known as “Sister Waymore” in the power trio; The Waymores with Tom Kimmel and Don Henry.

In the last 3 years, the Minnesota native has performed Mountain Stage,  New Bedford Summer Fest,  The Wildflower Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival. Sally is currently touring with her new cd “Wilder Girl”. 


“I’m On My Way” - Kellie Pickler - Small Town Girl - BNA - 2006
“Honey Suckle Sweet” - Jessi Alexander - Honey Suckle Sweet - Columbia – 2005
“Holdin’ Back Your Love” - Jessi Alexander - Honey Suckle Sweet - Columbia – 2005
“The Innocent Years” - Kathy Mattea - The Innocent Years - Mercury - 2001
“Callin’ My Name” - Kathy Mattea - The Innocent Years - Mercury - 2001
“Some Things I Know” - James Bonamy - Roots & Wings - Epic - 1997
“Some Things I Know” - Lee Ann Womack - Some Things I Know - Decca - 1998
“Some Things I Know” - Billy Gilman - Dare To Dream - Epic - 2001
“Comet” - Pierce Pettis - Everything Matters - Compass - 1999
“Love’s Gonna Carry Me Home” - Pierce Pettis - Making Light of It - Compass - 1996
“Standing Still” - Kate McKenzie - Age of Innocence - Red House - 1996
“Standing Still” - Tom Kimmel - Shallow Water - Point Clear - 2002
“My Christmas Wish” - John Michael Montgomery - Mr. Snowman - Warner Bros - 2003
“Last Drink of Wine” - Dale Ann Bradley - East Kentucky Blues - Pine Castle - 1997
“Reluctant Daughter” - Martina McBride - Martina - RCA - 2003
“Let’s Surrender” - Lee Ann Womack - Something Worth Leaving Behind - MCA - 2002
“Satisfied” - Ashley Monroe - SINGLE - Columbia - 2006

Set List

Reluctant Daughter
I Had To Tell Somebody What I Did Last Night
All I See Is You
Some Things I Know
Standing Still
Huntington River
My Love Loves The Ocean
Something Missing
Little Voice