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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. Film credits include “Honey Suckle Sweet” from the Miramax film "An Unfinished Life" and “Liars Lie” featured in the Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow film "Country Strong".
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”.
Reminiscent of Claire Lynch and Aoife O'Donovan, her current CD “Restless Soul” is a testament to Sally’s love for Celtic music, with both Celtic and English folk music influences turning up in Barris' songwriting.
In the last 2 years, the Minnesota native has performed Mountain Stage, New Bedford Summer Fest, and The Kerrville Folk Festival. She is also a member of the “The Waymores”, with Don Henry and Tom Kimmel.