CMA Fest – Sarah Lawton



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 caught up with Sarah Lawton at CMA Fest in NashvilleTennessee. Check out what she had to say

 

 

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Sarah Lawton:
     

Latest News:
Current album – Sticks and Stones
Title track will be released as debut single on June 1st with accompanying music video
Sarah co-wrote all of the songs on the project
Produced by Kenny Zaridar at Zkeys Studios
Music & Industry Milestones:
Awarded the “Best Female Vocalist” of Yorkshire
Won the Mercury Performers Award
Semi-finalist out of over 15,000 applicants in the UK Song Writing competition with her song “Superhero”
“Superhero” was added to Sony ATV’s pop catalogue

About Sarah Lawton:
Originally from the UK
Has been in Nashville since 2014
Plays legendary Honky Tonks such as Tootsies and Rippy’s every week with her full band
She got her start performing in several of England’s renowned theatres including the Crucible Theatre, Lyceum Theatre and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Award-winning, UK-born, singer/songwriter, Sarah Lawton, has called Music City home since 2014; however, her music cred goes back much further than that. Sarah taught herself the basic skills of piano, started composing her own music at age 10, and began singing lessons at age 12. She spent her free time developing her skills and drawing inspiration from country’s leading ladies such as Dolly Parton, Shania Twain and Trisha Yearwood.

Before she hit the stage of some of Nashville’s most famous Honky Tonks, she was performing in several of England’s renowned theatres. She held leading roles in productions such as “Annie” at the Crucible Theatre, “Babe” and “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Lyceum Theatre and “Mary Poppins” at Her Majesty’s Theatre. By the age of 15, Sarah had become a professional singer and musician performing for audiences across the UK. She has also opened for Motown legend Jimmy Ru n and eighties pop Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz on their UK tour.

Sarah was awarded the “Best Female Vocalist” of Yorkshire and won the Mercury Performers Award. She was also a semi- nalist out of over 15,000 applicants in the UK Song Writing Competition with her song “Superhero” which was added to Sony ATV’s pop catalogue.

As passionate as Sarah is about writing and recording she really comes alive when she performs. Being on stage is her “safe place” and where she feels at home.

“When I’m singing, I forget every single worry in my life,” she smiles. “I feel so uplifted and content especially when I’m on stage with my band. There’s this feeling of unity and teamwork. It’s an honor to get to share the stage with awesome musicians and really create a great show and perform songs that we all love.”

She is currently gearing up to release her EP Sticks and Stones, which was produced by Kenny Zaridar at Zkeys Studios in Nashville. The project features ve original songs all co-

written by Sarah.

“I wanted something to show what I’d been working

on since my move to America,” says Sarah. “I’d

always wanted to be a country music singer/

songwriter and it was hard to do that in the UK.

From my rst trip to Nashville I knew I needed to be

here. I loved being able to write, play and record music

every day and to be around like-minded people. I felt Nashville really let me be the person I was made to be and accepted me as part of the song writing community instantly.”

Sarah has a way of connecting with her fans through her honest lyrics that come straight from her heart and real experiences. She bears her soul through her music and during her live performance creating a connection with fans from all over the world.