Sarah Johns

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Sarah Johns
Born 1979 (age 36–37)
Origin Pollard, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–2008
Labels Show Dog, BNA
Associated acts Jason Sellers

Sarah Johns (born 1979 in Pollard, Kentucky) is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2006, she released her debut album Big Love in a Small Town, which accounted for two charting singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the No. 39 "The One in the Middle."

Musical career[edit]

Sarah Johns was born in Pollard, Kentucky. She began singing regularly while attending the University of Kentucky.[1]

In early 2006, Sarah Johns signed to Show Dog Nashville (now Show Dog-Universal Music), a record label owned by Toby Keith. Although she toured with Keith on his Big Throwdown 2 tour, she did not release anything on Show Dog, and left the label that April.[2] A year later, Johns signed with BNA Records.[3] She released her debut single "The One in the Middle" on April 30, 2007 and made Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with it.[4] On June 2, 2007, Johns made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry.[5] Johns' debut album, Big Love in a Small Town, was released on August 28, 2007 and peaked at No. 198 on the Billboard 200. Allmusic critic Thom Jurek rated the album three stars out of five, comparing Johns' song choices and attitudes to those of Tammy Wynette and Gretchen Wilson and saying, "This record isn't all the way there, but it's well on the way and might blow up the charts anyway. Big Love in a Small Town is an auspicious debut by a young talent."[6] Its second single, "He Hates Me", peaked at No. 47 on the country charts.[7]

Big Love in a Small Town (2007)[edit]

Big Love in a Small Town
Studio album by Sarah Johns
Released August 28, 2007 (2007-08-28)
Genre Country
Label BNA
Producer Joe Scaife

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When Do I Get to Be a Woman" (Sarah Johns, Jason Sellers, Lynn Hutton) - 3:01
  2. "If You Could Hold Your Woman" (Johns, Jim Collins, Tony Martin) - 3:32
  3. "A Lot to Let Go Of" (Johns, Sellers, Dale Dodson) - 3:11
  4. "Baby My Heart" (Johns, Sellers, Michael Dulaney) - 4:02
  5. "Big Love in a Small Town" (Johns, Martin, Mark Nesler) - 3:06
  6. "Touch Me" (Johns, Hutton, Jon Henderson) - 3:38
  7. "The One in the Middle" (Johns, Sellers, Hutton) - 3:55
  8. "That's Just Me Getting Over You" (Johns, Dodson, Billy Lawson) - 4:04
  9. "He Hates Me" (Johns, Sellers, Tim Nichols) - 2:59
  10. "Muddy Water" (Johns, Sellers, Nichols) - 3:02
  11. "It's Hard to Be a Girl (In a Young Man's World)" (Johns, Dodson, Dean Dillon) - 3:07


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 31
U.S. Billboard 200 198
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 3


Year Single Peak positions
US Country
2007 "The One in the Middle" 39
2008 "He Hates Me" 47

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2007 "The One in the Middle" Roman White


  1. ^ "Sarah Johns". Billboard. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Stark, Phyllis (2006-04-01). "Hats Off!". Billboard: 24. 
  3. ^ Chris Neal (2007-08-13). "Who's New". Country Weekly 14 (17): 72. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  4. ^ Webb, Jennifer. "Country Music Single Releases - Week of April 30, 2007". Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Sarah Johns makes Opry debut". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  6. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Big Love in a Small Town review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 211. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 

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