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Rising Stars: Meet Sarah Martin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Martin.

Sarah, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I have been in the music industry for about 19 years now, starting out singing with a band in 7th grade. As we all grew up, and priorities changed, the band became a duet which went through high school and some of college, and then I decided to go solo when I was 21, after learning how to play guitar. I decided to go full-time with music when I was 24, after not feeling fulfilled at my first job out of college, and when I was 25 I visited Nashville for the first time and fell in love with the town. I came back home to Massachusetts and moved my life to Nashville 7 months later. I’m proud to say I’ve been able to continue doing music full time, since turning 24, and I am grateful for all the experiences I’ve had and the lessons I’ve been able to learn along the way.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I think most of the time you are trying to accomplish something in life, it’s never a smooth road. Well intentioned people promise you things they can never deliver on, people don’t call you back for shows, someone else gets an opportunity you wish you were chosen for, you hear the word “no” countless times- it’s all part of the ride.

As long as you continue to love what you do, you choose to be happy and celebrate when other people have wins, you don’t sacrifice any of your moral integrity for opportunity, and you take what others promise you with a grain of salt, you will learn so much about yourself, you will be happy, and you will become a much better and stronger individual.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a Country Artist and Singer/Songwriter by trade. I love sharing my personality & voice, performing both cover, and original shows, all around the country for corporations, weddings, festivals, private events, and bar rooms. I just love human connection and my goal is to bring people together through music.

In my original music, I write songs about my personal experiences because I feel, if I can be vulnerable in sharing my stories, which can then help someone else in their life, it will encourage them to be vulnerable in sharing their stories to help others, and the light can continue to be passed. The coolest aspect of being able to share music for a living, and the thing I’m most proud of, is the community of people that support me. We encourage a community that is filled with love, and support for one another and have a desire to understand one another. I genuinely love what I do and I believe that shines through in all of my performances and radiates to others.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
So I do dislike that Nashville has gone from “music city” to “NashVegas”. It’s a challenge as a creative, to have been present at a time when people were coming to Nashville for the music, and now experiencing an environment where it just feels like a lot of people are coming for the party scene, and the music is an afterthought at best. However, thankfully- the music scene is still alive and well in Nashville among creatives! Live music is something that has always set my soul on fire. The reason I fell in love with Nashville in the first place is that you can hear live music at any time of day- 10 am to 2 am- you can find it somewhere. It’s a town where you can grow very quickly in your craft because there’s always an opportunity to watch the best of the best no matter what your show schedule is.  I also love that you get to hear so many yet to be discovered songs from so many wonderful songwriters. Those songs that resonate so deeply in your soul- some of them may never hit radio, but you still get to experience them and I love Nashville for that.

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Smooth Sailing Photography, The Marrow Mood

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1 Comment

  1. Jerry messier

    December 10, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Hi Sarah, very professional and exciting music is not only great it comes from your soul. Your shows project a wave of music that activates the crowd to unlimited pleasure of your performances. You have what it take, Sarah, and you share it with others. Good luck as always. Your Friend Jerry Messier 12-10-21

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