Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mary Sarah Bridges Album Featuring Superstar Duets to be Released by Cleopatra Records on July 8th, 2014

On July 8th, 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. Amazed by the Texas ingénue’s voice and talent, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, the Oak Ridge Boys, the late Ray Price and others all signed on to sing with Mary Sarah on their most iconic hits. Dolly’s “Jolene,” Willie’s “Crazy” and Merle’s “The Fightin’ Side of Me” are just a few of the songs interpreted by Mary Sarah and her A-list collaborators. 

Produced by Kent Wells, Dolly Parton's grammy nominated producer, and overseen by executive producer Freddy Powers, who helped Mary Sarah assemble her dream collaborators, Bridges was moved along by the singer’s keen use of social media. “I’ve been singing since I was 8 years old, touring and posting my performances on YouTube,” says Mary Sarah, who already has amassed 80k+ followers on Twitter. “One day I got a tweet from the Oak Ridge Boys, who asked me to sing at their concert that night acapella impromtu. It was incredible. My love of the legends of country music grew, and that’s how this project was born.” The endorsements didn’t stop there, as Willie Nelson himself agrees that “Mary Sarah is a beautiful young lady with a beautiful voice”.

Now, Mary Sarah is ready for country fans to hear it and connect those who love traditional country with those who follow today’s more polished sound. “I see Bridges as something that spans now and then,” she says, “and brings that music back over to this generation.” Originally scheduled for a May 13th independent release, Cleopatra Records involvement came thru a recommendation to Mary Sarah’s team from none other than the Oak Ridge Boys, who’s current album “Boys Night Out” is enjoying success thru its release on the Cleopatra Records label. Says Cleopatra Records VP/General Manager Tim Yasui, “We couldn’t let this opportunity to work with such an exciting young artist slip away and we felt that given the historic nature of the project a much larger reaching release was worth moving the street date to get it into more fans’ hands. This is a win-win for all her fans and country music at large to have a much wider distribution in place.”

Track Listing:
1. Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)

2. Crazy (feat. Willie Nelson)

3. Fightin’ Side of Me (feat. Merle Haggard)

4. Heartaches By The Number (feat. Ray Price)

5. Go Rest High On That Mountain (feat. Vince Gill)

6. Dream On (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)

7. Texas, When I Die (feat. Tanya Tucker)

8. Rose Garden (feat. Lynn Anderson)

9. What A Difference You’ve Made In My Life (feat. Ronnie Milsap)

10. Where The Boys Are (feat. Neil Sedaka)

Bonus Cuts

11. My Great Escape (feat. John Rich and Big Kenny)

12. All I Wanna Do Is Sing My Song (feat. Freddy Powers)

13. I’m Sorry

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