The thing you may not remember about The Voice season 10 finalist Mary Sarah, is that her claim to fame at the time was an album that featured duets with a slew of country music legends.
Now, the Blake Shelton team member, is re-releasing that album, in conjunction with the Time-Life company.
Mary Sarah’s Bridges was recorded 10 years ago when the singer was just 15. The album features duets with beloved country music legends including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Vince Gill, Lynn Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Neil Sedaka, Big & Rich, and Freddy Powers.
“Music brings people together, and the concept of this album was to do exactly that by building a bridge across the generation gap,” Mary Sarah explains. “These incredible artists have paved the path for artists like myself. People who are my age and younger might recognize some of the songs but don’t really know the person or the journey behind them. I wanted to show younger generations how these icons opened doors for so many artists.”
Mary Sarah is uniquely positioned to do this, with help from a dedicated fan base amassed during her performances as a contestant on The Voice, Spring 2016. Mary Sarah was a four chair turn, auditioning with a countrified rendition of the Connie Francis classic, Where the Boys Are. She was eliminated in a sing off during the semifinals.
Before recording the album, Mary Sarah toured with the popular Kidz Bop music series.
“It’s crazy now to look back and think that I made the record when I was 15 years old, in the studio with Dolly and everyone,” she reflects. “At that time, in all honesty, I don’t think I understood the magnitude of what was happening but now being 25 years old and looking back, I marvel at how we did this and am humbled by how was I the lucky one to be the artist to help build the bridge.”
Mary Sarah and Friends: BRIDGES Track Listing:
1. Jolene with Dolly Parton
2. Crazy with Willie Nelson
3. Heartaches by the Number with Ray Price
4. The Fightin’ Side of Me with Merle Haggard
5. Texas (When I Die) with Tanya Tucker
6. Go Rest High on That Mountain with Vince Gill
7. Rose Garden with Lynne Anderson
8. Dream On with The Oak Ridge Boys
9. What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life with Ronnie Milsap
10. Where the Boys Are with Neil Sedaka
11. My Great Escape with Big & Rich
12. All I Want to Do Is Sing My Song with Freddy Powers
13. I’m Sorry
Check it out on Spotify.