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SaraJane McDonald w/Sweet FIRE / Bio

SaraJane McDonald is a passionate, young Country Music singer/songwriter from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Having released her debut project on July 17, 2014, "The Girl with the Yellow Guitar," SaraJane's original songs are a reflection of her humble, hardworking family values which are a direct result of her every day, real life experiences on the McDonald's bustling turkey and cattle farm.

SaraJane's mature singing voice resonates with the seasoned tone of an older, more experienced artist. She cites Celine Dion, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, and Carrie Underwood as influences.

All native to Virginia, SaraJane’s band, Sweet FIRE, consists of four seasoned musicians, Travis Lillard, vocals and acoustic; Jason VanNatten, electric guitar; Wayne Humphrey, bass; and Chuck Crenshaw, drums. During a short stint with the 2014 Stayin’ Country Concert Tour, SaraJane and Sweet FIRE opened for Country Music Legends Aaron Tippin and John Anderson.

McDonald's determination, conviction, and spunk will serve her well as she continues to pursue her young life's goal: to be a Country Music Star.

April 2012: Top 4 Finalist in the Billy Currington "Billy Idol" contest with WSLC FM Star 94.9 (Roanoke, VA). SaraJane auditioned LIVE for Billy Currington at the Salem Civic Center for the chance to sing a duet.
March 29, 2013: Featured performer at The Augusta Young Country Music Showcase at Expoland in Fishersville, VA
July 4, 2013: 2nd Place Winner in the 104.3FM Country KCY (Harrisonburg, VA) Texaco Country Showdown
September 28, 2013: Performed at the Triple Crown Amphitheater at the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell, VA
December 20, 2013: 2nd Place National Anthem Contest Winner with the National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA)
May 17, 2014: Opened w/Sweet FIRE for Aaron Tippin as part of the Stayin' Country Concert Tour in Smithsburg, MD for Smithsburg Days
July 17, 2014: Opened w/Sweet FIRE for John Anderson as part of the Stayin' Country Concert Tour in Lexington, VA at the Rockbridge Regional Fair
August 22, 2014: Opened for Jimmy Fortune at the Jackson River Sports Complex in Covington, VA
September 1, 2014: Opened w/Sweet FIRE for Keith Bryant at the Labor Day Festival in Buena Vista, VA
November 7, 2014: 1 of 40 artists/bands (out of thousands of submissions) selected to perform at the Sonorous Music Festival in Wilmington, NC

2013-2014: Has appeared 5 times as a special guest performer on Ben "Cooter" Jones' Shenandoah Jamboree at the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, VA

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SaraJane McDonald w/Sweet FIRE
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Country / Singer/Songwriter

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Harrisonburg, VA