Sarah Darling
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Sarah Darling

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"New Faces: Sarah Darling"

Why We Like Her: Unlike the mannequin she portrayed in Big
& Rich's 'Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy' video, Sarah is vibrant
and alive through her music. On her debut album, 'Every
Monday Morning,' this 25-year old midwesterner writes
songs she says are true stories of her life. "Most of what I
wrote for the album comes out of the last three years and
the things I've gone through after breaking up with my
boyfriend. It's amazing what love can do," she says, adding,
"After people hear my music they think they know me. When
people listen to my record, they realize that my songs are
open and honest, and they're able to relate." - AOL's The Boot

"Talented and Beautiful Modern Pop-Country Newcomer"

This is the kind of modern pop-country that could, with the right kind of marketing, break things wide open for country music in the UK. Small-town Iowa born-and-raised Sarah Darling is ten times better than Taylor Swift when it comes down to songwriting and vocal ability. And this twenty-five-year-old is a stunner in the beauty stakes to boot. She co-wrote all eleven songs here with such heavy-weight tunesmiths as Liz Rose (Swift’s producer and co-writer), Marc Beeson, Kim Tribble, Marty Dodson, Rick Farrell, Dave Robbins and Ambrosia’s lead singer David Pack.

Whenever It Rains is a strong opener, showcasing her poetic lyrics and honest, sincere vocal abilities. She also infuses her personality into the playful Jack of Hearts demonstrating her infectious style and soulful vocal approach. From the catchy pop strains of I Never Do What I Should to the contemporary country pulse of Stop The Bleeding, from the self-empowerment Can’t Call Love to the inspirational strains of Knowing What I Know About Heaven Sarah Darling melds a diversity of musical forms in a cohesive collection, thanks mainly to her unerring knack for accessible and memorable melodies. Any fan of modern female pop-country will be a quick lover of this exceptionally well-produced and great-sounding debut.
Alan Cackett
- Maverick Magazine


"Every Monday Morning" - Released July 28th, 2009
Black River Music Group

Released first single, "Jack of Hearts" to radio in April of 2009 and can be heard on country stations worldwide, as well as XM/Sirius.



Don’t be surprised when you meet Sarah Darling if she shows up in a Betsey Johnson dress and a pair of mud waders. Or Jimmy Choo high heels and a baseball cap. It’s just Sarah’s kaleidoscopic personality shining through. She’s a farm girl in florals, a riverbank girl with a poet’s soul, a deeply introspective writer with a childlike curiosity. And a sophistication and maturity in her songs far beyond her 25 years.
Sarah was born in Des Moines and was raised in small-town Iowa.
In 2002, a year after graduating from high school, Sarah saved $5,000, packed up everything she owned in a horse trailer, and headed for Nashville on the advice of Joe Carter, Tracy Byrd’s manager.
In 2003, Sarah auditioned for an E Network reality show called “The Entertainer,” hosted by veteran Vegas showman Wayne Newton. Much to her shock, she was chosen as one of the 10 finalists. She spent the next eight weeks living in the Las Vegas Hilton with the other contestants, singing classic crooner songs on the program, and vying for a million-dollar performing contract. ”I didn’t win, but I finished in the top three.”
Sarah also did modeling and appeared in a number of country music videos, including “Red High Heels” with Kellie Pickler, “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” with Joe Nichols, “Too Much Blood In My Alcohol Level” with David Ball, and “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy” with Big & Rich. It was in that video where she played a mannequin and her stiff, non-blinking portrayal was so convincing that “CMT Insider” held an on-air contest to determine whether she was a live person or a dummy. When viewers overwhelmingly voted “mannequin,” Sarah went on the show live to prove she was real!
A failed romantic relationship became a gold mine of songwriting material for Sarah, and inadvertently led to her record deal with Black River. “I wrote a song called ‘Stop the Bleeding’ that I put on my MySpace page,” says Sarah. “At the same time, Jimmy Nichols had just started Black River Records, and he was looking for a new artist to sign.”

Jimmy asked the label’s interns to start checking MySpace and let him know if they heard anyone exciting.
“That’s how they found me!”