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“Mary Sarah is only 18 years old. She sounds like a veteran country singer. She’s got an exceptional voice and this set showcases it by pairing her with some real country music royalty.”

“Conversations with Billy Gilman, Ernest Ranglin and Mary Sarah”

“Mary Sarah’s truly has an amazing voice and what a special project for everyone involved.”

“Mary Sarah Sings Duets with the Legends of Country Music”

"Traditional country sung from the heart of one of country's brightest new stars shines bright and 'bridges' the gap by making your mama's country brand new."

“Country newcomer duets with legends on new album”

“Bridges opens with Dolly Parton’s ubiquitous “Jolene,” featuring Parton herself. The song itself has more of a snarl and punch than Parton’s original version.”

“Newcomer Mary Sarah needs to count her blessings as her debut record, "Bridges," finds the artist trading duets with a virtual "who's who" of country music greats.”

“Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson Duet With Teen Prodigy Mary Sarah releases 'Bridges,' an album of soulful, star-studded country duets”

“You might recognize her as a former member of the Kidz Bop team, but since then, Mary Sarah has made a name for herself as an independent artist at the age of 18.”

“The amazing Mary Sarah debuts with country all-stars | New recordings”

“If country music rests on a bedrock of tradition, stoic against the buffeting tides of change, then there’s good cause for an album like “Bridges,” the likely breakout of a bright-eyed singer named Mary Sarah.”

“Convincing album's worth of country duets with some of the big guns, including Dolly Parton (Jolene), Willie Nelson (Crazy) and Merle Haggard (Fightin' Side of Me) and that's just the three opening songs!”

“The Mystery of Mary Sarah: Country Music's Next Star?”

“Country legends cross 'Bridges' with 18-year-old Mary Sarah”

“Mary Sarah is our Artist of the Month for July! Get to know this dynamic, new country artist a little better as she prepares to release her studio album ‘Bridges’ on July 8th!”

“McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Mary Sarah. CD Release party 7/3/14”

“KWP ARTIST MAKES HISTORY IN COUNTRY WEEKLY”

“This debut album of duets entitled ‘Bridges’ from up-and-coming country artist Mary Sarah is JUST what traditional country fans have been waiting for. This aptly-titled release, because she’s literally building a bridge from one generation to another, features many traditional country songs made new again as this amazing, young vocalist (Mary Sarah is only 18!) brings her soaring vocals together with many of the biggest country legends around like: Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, and more!”

“Mary Sarah is loaded with talent and could easily become the next big thing in country music!”

“She's a rising country star whose talents are simply amazing. She has recorded with artists like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Big and Rich and Merle Haggard. And, she's with us here this morning in The Broadcast Music Café to talk about what's next with her career.”

“The stars didn’t want to go overboard on the red carpet at the 2014 CMT Music Awards last night. It was all about looking pretty. And the two biggest trends of the night were either black or white dresses.”

“CMT Music Awards 2014: The 10 Best-Dressed Ladies! Mary Sarah #6”

“CMT Music Awards 2014 Red Carpet Photos: Country Music's Most Stylish Take Over Nashville”

“White Dresses Dominate the 2014 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet: And rounding out the mega-popular trend was Mary Sarah in a very flirty fit and flare style.”

“18 year old Mary Sarah Gross (who has, like many very young performers, dropped her surname for professional purposes) has been performing country music since her childhood. Discovered on Youtube by veterans the Oak Ridge Boys, her debut album, produced by Kent Wells (Dolly Parton's producer) and songwriter Freddy Powers, features a number of very starry guests.”

“Country rookie Mary Sarah has a talent for linking with Nashville icons three to four times her age. The 18-year-old's debut album, "Bridges," due May 13 on indie 144 Entertainment, features duets with Country Music Hall of Famers including Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.”

“Ya podemos disfrutar de 'Bridges', un álbum considerado como uno de los mejores lanzamientos de la Country Music de este año. El trabajo de Mary Sarah. Una gran promesa del género de 18 años, de Texas, que con una magnífica voz nos hace un recorrido por éxitos del pasado, haciéndolos sonar como si fueran totalmente actuales. Un disco con el que quiere recordar y dar a conocer a esas legendarias leyendas a las nuevas generaciones. A maestros de un género musical que ama. Incluso su productor ejecutivo es Freddy Powers, cantante y músico de gran experiencia.”

“As a young artist, Mary Sarah has amassed a wealth of experience in country music. Her debut album Bridges hits stores this week, which includes twelve duets with some of country's biggest traditional stars, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and many more.”

“Mary Sarah Bridges Album Featuring Superstar Duets To Be Released By Cleopatra Records On July 8, 2014”

“Cleopatra Records will be releasing the debut album Bridges by Country newcomer Mary Sarah. On her new album Bridges, 18-year-old singer and songwriter Mary Sarah duets with some of country music’s biggest names on 12 captivating songs.”

“Young Mary Sarah has some serious, serious star power on her album Bridges...”

“Many stories begin the same. Aspiring young singers risk it all for a small chance to be recognized in the Nashville music scene. Most go home empty handed, but there are a few who make an impression. No one to date, not even music veterans, have managed to accomplish that quite like 18 year old, Mary Sarah.”

“We have had the pleasure of supporting Mary for over 2 years now and we have seen her on the constant rise the entire time.”

“Mary Sarah may be still in her teens but her music possesses something more mature, for one she is unfazed by the famed company she is in on recording the twelve duets on the record. When I say famed, I really do mean famed.”

“While still in her teens, Mary Sarah has achieved milestones many artists spend a lifetime dreaming about. Mary Sarah made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry on April 17. Her new project, Bridges, released on the singer’s own 144 Entertainment, features the singer-songwriter collaborating with Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Lynn Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Vince Gill, Ronnie Milsap, Neil Sedaka and more.”

"Bridges - Great American Duets" is one hell of a calling card, it gives Mary Sarah one heck of a lot to live up to, but I, for one, wouldn't bet against her and if classic country is your thing, I'd make a beeline straight for this one.

“It should go without saying that Dolly Parton doesn’t collaborate with just anybody. The same could be said of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard or Vince Gill. So, going by that set of rules, Texas newcomer Mary Sarah must very well be the real deal, right?”

“CMA welcomes one of its newest members, Mary Sarah, who stopped by April 14, 2014 to sign up for CMA membership.”

“Mary Sarah may only be 18 years old, but she is already making an impression on country music......As impressive as her album vocals are, the real question is how good can she sing live? As you will see in the video below, she lives up to the hype.”

“The country music world has fallen for Mary Sarah. “She’s a a beautiful young lady with a beautiful voice,” says Willie Nelson, one of several iconic artists who appears on the 18-year-old singer-songwriter’s latest album, Bridges.”

“When the Opry Country Classics show pays tribute to the late Ray Price on April 17 at the Ryman Auditorium, it’ll do so with a special guest: 18-year-old Mary Sarah. A rising country singer blessed with a soaring voice, Mary Sarah recorded the last-ever duet with Ray, covering his classic “Heartaches by the Number” on her upcoming album, Bridges.”

“Lynn Anderson, Larry Gatlin, the Oak Ridge Boys, Chris Janson and newcomer Mary Sarah will honor Price by singing some of his biggest hits, as well as sharing their own recollections of the singer, on April 17, as part of the Opry Country Classics series at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.”

“Mary Sarah has recorded a new album, Bridges-Great American Country Duets, featuring collaborations with artists such as Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, The Oak Ridge Boys and more. One song from the album is “Heartaches By The Number” on which she duets with Ray Price during one of his final studio appearances before his passing. The song was one Ray had on the charts himself back in the 1950s. This version stays true to the original while showcasing Mary Sarah’s vocals. She seems perfectly suited to sing traditional country music and bring it to a new generation.”

“That being said, you definitely owe it to yourself to also check out ..... the introduction to Mary Sarah, “Heartaches By The Number,” featuring the legendary Ray Price on one of his final recordings. Trust me, she’s a star! You will want to get on the bandwagon early!”

“Who Is Mary Sarah, How Did She Get That Incredible Voice And Why Is She Singing With Ray Price?”

“Mary Sarah has yet to score a top 10 single or earn a Grammy. But the Richmond singer already can check one thing off her list: singing alongside bonafide legends.”

“A beautiful tribute to the Legendary Ray Price from Country Music Starlet Mary Sarah. Mary Sarah performs a medley of his song in memory of her mentor and friend, Ray Price who passed away at his home in Texas at the age of 87.”

“At 18, Mary Sarah can already be considered a veteran of the entertainment industry......”

“Now this is crazy amazing. While most 17 year olds are worrying about getting their first car and what dress to wear to prom, Richmond, Texas native Mary Sarah has spent the last couple of years recording a new album with some of Nashville's greatest legends.”

“When it comes to the 18-year-old singer-songwriter Mary Sarah, “artist-to-watch” might not be a strong enough designation to speak to the potential of this artist.”

“Mary Sarah has the looks and the pipes to shoot for the denim and glitter of Country Music stardom.”

“Mary Sarah has yet to score a top 10 single or earn a Grammy. But the Richmond singer can already check one thing off her list: singing alongside bonafide legends. Her new CD, “Bridges,” is a collection of country duets with some of the genre’s most iconic names, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Vince Gill. It was assembled over the last two-and-a-half years and is expected to be released in early April.”

“I could not think of a better person to kick off this new Country Music Chat feature, #OneToWatch other than Social Media Sensation Mary Sarah! I have been following her career for a couple years now and even eView’ed her back in August 2010. She has also been with #CMchat since DAY 1 (May, 9 2011)! Personally, she is one of my top 20 favorite artists of ALL TIME…and she’s only 18!!”

"Crazy Good" is the very first big studio album that Mary Sarah has ever undertaken. She also wrote 5 of the 9 songs with her sister, mother and her producer, Dwight A. Baker who has worked with other artists like Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile, Bob Schneider, Blue October, Alpha Rev, and David Archuleta.

“Mary Sarah has already shared a stage with Willie Nelson and the Oak Ridge Boys in the USA, and has stood in front of the microphone with Dolly Parton and Neil Sedaka. This weekend, the Texan country singer came to Europe for the first time to present her music to French fans. What was intended as a first introduction turned out to be a huge triumph for the newcomer.”

“One of the youngest entertainers at the party was 17-year old Mary Sarah, who has pulled together an ambitious album featuring Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Oak Ridge Boys and Vince Gill. She was at the party with her manager, Sharon Dennis of Dennis Management.”

“Mary Sarah Kicks Off Big NRA Meeting”

"NRA Meeting of Members begins with a welcome and song"

“Eighteen year-old country recording artist Mary Sarah has signed an international multi-album deal with AGR Television Records. The deal runs for several years and includes the release of two albums.”

“Mary Sarah is one of Nashville's rising stars, and she's coming to Omaha! This will be the 17-year-old's second time singing the National Anthem at the College World Series. Catch her prior to this year's opening game! We'll also talk about Mary Sarah's exciting career!”

“One of the youngest entertainers at the party was 17-year old Mary Sarah, who has pulled together an ambitious album featuring Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Oak Ridge Boys and Vince Gill.”

“I had the pleasure of Interviewing “Mary Sarah” (aka MarySarahMusic – Twitter)!”

“Houston Singers who'd make Great American Idols”

“Mary Sarah performs the National Anthem for the MLS Playoff game of the Houston Dynamo vs the DC United”

“Crazy Good by Mary Sarah Available to preview, buy, and download on iTunes!”

“HOU vs DC National Anthem for the MLSCup ~ Mary Sarah Veterans Day”

“Interview with Country Music Star - Mary Sarah”

“Mary Sarah is slowly carving out a place for herself in country’s future. What sets her apart is that she’s doing it by honoring country’s past. The Richmond, Texas resident is only 16 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than many artists twice her age. When she was 12 she landed a spot as a feature singer with KidzBop, which had her touring the nation performing before thousands of fans each night.”

“Over the past few years, many of us who are on Twitter every day have watched Mary Sarah evolve into a star. We’ve seen her sing the National Anthem in Texas, we’ve seen her sing for the Red Cross, and we’ve seen her sing countless covers that sometimes sound even better than the originals.”

“A while back, I told you all about Mary Sarah, a young singer who had the opportunity to sing the national anthem at a Houston Texans football game. I didn’t have enough adjectives to say all the wonderful things I wanted to say about this very talented youngster”

“Mary Sarah is Houston's fastest rising star. At 16 she's already a veteran of the road with big name gigs under her belt like performing the national anthem for the Astros and the Texans, and a recording project that we're not allowed to tell you about yet but can assure you is something that every country singer in America would hack off their own arm for.”

“Exactly one year ago, we featured a video we found on YouTube of a 15-year old girl named Mary Sarah who sang an incredible version of Connie Francis’ classic Where The Boys Are. Since then, we’ve gotten to know Mary through Twitter, and we even had the opportunity to interview her recently.”

“Like many of our readers, I was first introduced to Mary Sarah via the Internet. I stumbled across a YouTube video of Mary Sarah performing Connie Francis’ classic hit Where The Boys Are during an Oak Ridge Boys concert at the Opry in Galveston, TX. I was floored! I remember sitting in my office thinking to myself, “Wow! This girl has an incredible voice! And, she’s only 15 years old.””

“We started following @MarySarahMusic about a year ago. We've seen all of her videos, downloaded her music from iTunes. Her vocal range is nothing short of amazing and her music is getting better with every new release. A little info on her from her website:”

“On the Road With Mary Sarah :)”

“I was first introduced to Mary Sarah when the Oak Ridge Boys invited her onstage to sing Connie Frances’ hit Where The Boys Are at Galveston’s prestigious Opry. I was hooked from that moment on. The girl can flat out sing!”

“Mary Sarah Honors America At Houston Texans Game”

“Shockey says Texans disrespected America during national anthem (sung by Mary Sarah)”

“Congratulations to Mary Sarah, who came out on top of more than 200,000 votes to perform the National Anthem before this weekend's Houston Texans game. The 16-year-old Sugar Land native beat out several finalists and will belt it out in front of 70,000 fans Sunday when the Texans host the Carolina Panthers at the Home for the Holidays game. (The annual contest is hosted by the Texans.) "I'm super excited," she says. "I thank my fans, family and friends for voting. "It was a real honor to be picked and to sing for them after them winning the division (AFC South title)!"”

“Behind the great voice is a great person who’s heart is gold helping people when in need. Mary is one of those people who sing any style of songs. I recommend you follow her if you have not already.”

“Look at someone like Mary Sarah. She built her audience through Twitter, playing shows only where it counts. Now she’s poised to be the next Carrie Underwood. That’s a modern model we can get behind.”

“Mary Sarah is a jaw dropping good country/pop singer! At a mere 16 years old she can captivate with the best of them ..”

“Archer of Houston presents Larry Bagby at Pasadena’s Lone Star Club Special Guests from around the area Scheduled to Appear on Stage with Actor, Singer-Songwriter”

“There is nothing more impressive than seeing a young person attempt to reach their goals. Fifteen-year-old Mary Sarah is about to take the airwaves of country music by storm.”

“On first listen, I was amazed at the complexity and maturity in her 16 year old voice. Her command of the musical language is far beyond that of the average youngster, and her love and knowledge of the “old” songs is surprising to say the least.”

“Calling all Red Cross youth volunteers in the Houston, Texas area! Come check out a free performance from Red Cross Youth Volunteer, Mary Sarah. Mary Sarah will be performing at Opry on The Square, Country Now and Then on Saturday, July 25, 2011 at 7:30pm.”

“Richmond resident to perform the National Anthem June 23 for College World Series in Omaha”

“It is an honor to have a dear friend of mine Mary Sarah or more well known as @MarySarahMusic on twitter in my blog doing this interview with me. Her true understanding of way of using twitter is remarkable. Behind the great voice is a great person who’s heart is gold helping people when in need.”

“Anthem singers announced for 2011 CWS”

“I'm loving Mary Sarah. Seriously, for her only being 15, this girl has some talent! Go listen to her album "Crazy Good"”

“Are you on Twitter? If you are, you should follow Mary Sarah, a.k.a. @marysarahmusic, as beautiful as she talented she is a great example of how today’s new artist can use social media, not only to interact with fans but with industry professionals and garner the attention of other seasoned musicians. Through use of Twitter she has become friends with Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall and found her way on stage at show, noting that he had “jeans older than her,” all because of a tweet.”

“Haven’t heard of singing star Mary Sarah? Just wait — you will. The 15-year-old country singer was a featured soloist and ensemble performer in a national KidzBop tour at the ripe age of 12. Since then, she’s appeared on a multitude of Texas opry stages, sang the national anthem at the Astros’ opening game last month and has even appeared on stage with the Oak Ridge Boys”

“Mary Sarah-Pop/Country beauty - She is an amazing rising country artist that can give Taylor Swift a run for her money. With a new album out on ITunes and a sweet yet powerful voice that is sure to keep you entertained, move over Carrie Underwood and make room for America’s newest sweetheart, Mary Sarah…”

“I heard the most beautiful voice singing “The Star Spangled Banner”. It was actually an audition to sing the National Anthem at the opening of the Houston Astros game. The voice stopped me in my tracks. Her voice was astounding, bringing up deep emotions inside of me as I heard the lyrics of the sacred anthem of One Nation Under God. The voice I heard that day belonged to a 15-year-old Texas native, Mary Sarah. I was so moved by it that I became a culprit, and forwarded it to many of my friends, insisting that they had to listen to this young lady’s voice! And then I went searching to find her on my favorite social network, Twitter.”

“Fans to see new ballpark features at Astros Home Opener ~ The Astros organization said the national anthem will be performed by 15-year-old aspiring country singer Mary Sarah, a Sugar Land native.”

“Mary Sarah Joins the elite singers of the Houston Astro’s season opener. With the talent of a true artist, Mary Sarah will be the muse to energize the Astros to beat the Marlins at 6:00 PM CST tonight.”

“Mary Sarah to Open the Astros Season Friday night begins yet another season of Astros baseball as our boys take on the Marlins. The great news for Houston music fans is that the season will kick off with a rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" by our own 15-year-old ingénue country star Mary Sarah.”

“Opening Day info: Street Fest, giveaways, fireworks, and more: The national anthem will be performed by 15-year-old aspiring country singer Mary Sarah, a native of Sugar Land. God Bless America will be performed by country music star Jack Ingram.”

“How many times have you heard me say – “If you want to know whether or not someone can sing, just ask them to do the National Anthem”. That song was definitely not written for just anyone to sing. When I visited her YouTube page, I almost immediately went to the video below, which was titled: “Texans Audition for the National Anthem.” Yep, this girl can sing!”

“Mary Sarah has won the $50,000 Musicati promotion package and will be featured on over 20,000 jukeboxes nation wide. Congratulation Mary Sarah and keep up the good work!”

“Mary Sarah is a newcomer in country/pop music. It is a name to remember because this young artist offers us a song that deserves to be played on radio.”

“Last night in Galveston 15 Year Old Mary Sarah mesmerized the crowd when she sang an A capella version of Where The Boys Are. Keep your eyes on Mary Sarah, only 15 years old, but as you’ll see from this video, her stage presence is already light years ahead of her age.”

“Journey Cover by Mary Sarah Excites Crowd ~ The talented Mary Sarah performs a Journey cover song, “Don’t Stop Believing” to a crowd of screaming fans at a Sugarland, Texas Idol style competition where she landed in third place. She has been in meeting for two days with the execs at Sony Records, and we all wish the best for her.”

“15 Year Old Social Media Sensation Mary Sarah WOWS Crowd During Oak Ridge Concert”

“The Robin Smith Music Award is a new prize for up and coming musicians who want their music to ‘get out there’ and to be heard by millions. The contest is open to all musicians and all genres of music. Mary Sarah is up for this award.”

“15 Year Old Mary Sarah Wows The Crowd During Oak Ridge Boys Concert”

“Not yet old enough to drive, Mary Sarah has already partaken in a multi-city tour, recorded proper music and done countless other things you fledgling full-grown artists have been talking about doing for the past two years. So we hit her up for an interview to talk about all sorts of things, including Black Sabbath, punching Justin Bieber in the nose and how her schoolmates handle her awesomeness.”

“No strings attached. So enjoy a short interview with these great indie musicians, and then download to your heart’s content! Meet Mary Sarah! Mary Sarah is a 14 year old singer/songwriter/entertainer residing in Houston, Texas.”

“GoGirls Music Interview!”

“Her debut album is full of pop style country songs brimming with a sound that is comparable to Taylor Swift and Lila McCann. While she possesses her own unique vocal characteristics, it's plain to see that she belongs among the likes of these major artists.”

“She is only 15, yet Mary Sarah has accomplished more than most major recording artists.”

“Jessica Northey of Finger Candy media says: “A Voice For Those Who Don’t Have One!” eView with Mary Sarah Are you on Twitter? If you are, you should follow Mary Sarah aka @marysarahmusic, as beautiful as she talented she is also very generous with the “shout outs.” I can’t tell you how many times I was having a bad day, only to see her sweet smile in my TweetDeck and feel the sunlight of her kind spirit. A Singer and Songwriter she is passionate about life and God. If even a few teenagers are like her, I feel really good about the future!”

“Spread the world Mary Sarah! She is here for a long time.”

“I was introduced to Mary Sarah about two weeks ago by Buzz Edition. So I of course loving music checked her out.”

“A talented new singer Mary Sarah, whose dream is to get a record deal and tour with Taylor Swift or Keith Urban, delivered her own rendition of Justin Bieber’s “One Less Lonely Girl” and she is absolutely amazing.”

“So many kids want to be music stars and just the other day I got to interview one – Mary Sarah Gross! She started when she was just 8 years old and has a beautiful voice. She is genuine and kind and it was such a pleasure to interview her! For Mary Sarah it is all about Peace Love and Music!”

“Mary Sarah starring in the Independent film "Spirits Among Us"”

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