Sarah Darling

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Sarah Darling
Sarah Darling - Joe's Pub.jpg
Background information
Birth name Sarah Ann Darling[1]
Born (1982-10-04) October 4, 1982 (age 32)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Genres Country, country-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Labels Black River (2008–2013)
Website www.sarahdarling.com

Sarah Ann Darling (born October 4, 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American country music singer and songwriter.

Career[edit]

In 2003, Darling made her name first known to the public when she was a top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television's reality show The Entertainer, hosted by Wayne Newton. She missed out on winning the show as Newton believed she was not right for Las Vegas and he advised her to head to Nashville to focus on country music.[2]

Sarah Darling went into the studio in the summer of 2008 to record her debut album, Every Monday Morning, which was released on June 16, 2009.[3] Her single "Jack of Hearts" successfully made its debut on Country Music Television's top 20 countdown.[4] A second album, Angels & Devils, was released on February 15, 2011, following its lead single "Something to Do With Your Hands" and a digital single release of the U2 cover "With or Without You". To promote the single, Black River Music Group arranged for Darling to sing the national anthem for a Buffalo Sabres game in place of usual singer Doug Allen; the Sabres and Black River are both owned by Terrence Pegula.

In late 2012, a new single titled "Home to Me," was released to digital retailers on August 21, 2012 after being previously featured on Sirius XM's The Highway country-music station. It sold over 8,000 copies in the first week of release becoming the top selling digital single from a new female artist since May 2011 when Lauren Alaina released "Like My Mother Does".[5] "Home to Me" became Darling's first single to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, reaching a peak of number 34. "Home To Me" was issued to radio, in multiple versions, customized for different states.

However, after releasing a digital EP, Home to Me, on January 29, 2013, Darling and Black River Entertainment parted ways.[6]

Darling released "Little Umbrellas," independently on June 4, 2013 to digital retailers. It was also issued to country radio on June 24, 2013, though it failed to chart.

Darling has been featured on TBS' CONAN, FOX & Friends, HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade, ABC's The Bachelor, Better TV and many additional news outlets. She wrote the song "Knowing What I Know About Heaven," which was recorded and released by Guy Penrod, and has a passion for baking.

Darling was a contestant on ABC's Rising Star first season in 2014, and was eliminated in the fourth week. [7] However, after her elimination Brad Paisley, one of the show's judges, invited Darling to perform with him at the Grand Ole Opry. [8]

Personal life[edit]

Darling married James Muriel in April 2013.

Rising Star[edit]

Stage Song Original Artist Result
Audition "Merry Go 'Round" Kacey Musgraves Advanced
Duels "I Hope You Dance" (vs. Megan Tibbits) Lee Ann Womack Eliminated

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Every Monday Morning
Angels & Devils
  • Release date: February 15, 2011
  • Label: Black River
  • Formats: CD, music download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Home to Me[9]
  • Release date: January 29, 2013
  • Label: Black River
  • Formats: CD, music download
Have A Merry Little Christmas Darling[10]
  • Release date: November 19, 2013
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country US Country Airplay
2009 "Jack of Hearts" Every Monday Morning
"Whenever It Rains"
2010 "With or Without You" Angels & Devils
2011 "Something to Do With Your Hands"
"O Holy Night" N/A
2012 "Blackbird" Let Us In: Nashville
"Home to Me" 34 44 Home to Me
2013 "Little Umbrellas" TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2009 "Jack of Hearts"[11] Ryan Smith
"Whenever It Rains"[12] Scottsdale Community College
"Can't Call Love"[13]
"I Never Do What I Should"[14] Full Sail University
"It Don't Matter Now (Missing You)"[15]
2011 "Something to Do With Your Hands"[16] Stephen Shepherd
"O Holy Night"[17] Robert Swope
2012 "Blackbird"[18] D'Amico, Mayer, Ross
"Home to Me"[19] Becky Fluke
2013 "Little Umbrellas"[20] Stokes Nielson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarah Darling - Jack Of Hearts Lyrics". Songlyrics.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Sarah Darling Biography". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Cronin, Peter (March 26, 2009). "Black River’s Sarah Darling Goes to Video School". MusicRow. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sarah Darling at Morris Public Relations". Morris Public Relations. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sarah Darling's "Home to Me" is the Highest New Female Digital Single Debut in Over a Year". Sarah Darling Official Website. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ iDesign, Steven Boone. "Black River Entertainment". Blackriverent.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Sarah Darling by - Rising Star - ABC.com". ABC. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.people.com/article/brad-paisley-plays-opry-with-sarah-darling
  9. ^ Wyland, Sarah (January 13, 2013). "Sarah Darling to Release Home To Me EP January 29". Great American Country. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ Darling, Sarah. "Sarah's First Ever Christmas EP Released!". Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "CMT : Videos : Sarah Darling : Jack of Hearts". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ "CMT : Videos : Sarah Darling : Whenever It Rains". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Sarah Darling - Can't Call Love (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Sarah Darling - Never Do What I Should (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Sarah Darling - It Don't Matter Now (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Sarah Darling : Something to Do With Your Hands". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : Sarah Darling : O Holy Night". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Sarah Darling : Blackbird". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  19. ^ "CMT : Videos : Sarah Darling : Home to Me". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  20. ^ "CMT : Videos : Sarah Darling : Little Umbrellas". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 

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