22.00 - 23.00 | Sunday | STAGE 2
Working with writers and producers in Nashville and the UK, her “home away from home,” this rapidly rising singer-songwriter has developed a distinct and contemporary sound that fuses together influences from both sides of the Atlantic. Born and raised in Iowa and now living in Nashville, TN, Sarah Darling has become a fan favorite, noted for her “stunning ballads,” and “angelic vocals.” Making waves with her own personal blend of US country with UK country and pop influences, Darling was nominated for 2017 "International Artist of The Year" by the British Country Music Awards.
Darling’s dedicated fan base has followed her closely since her earlier albums, Every Monday Morning and Angels & Devils, as well as Home to Me, a four song EP that included her breakout single, the title track "Home to Me." Featured on SiriusXM's The Highway, "Home to Me" became the top-selling digital single from a new female artist that year.
In November 2016 Darling released the single "You Take Me All The Way" to the UK market, prior to the global release of the Dream Country album in early 2017. Dream Country reached the number 2 spot on the iTunes UK country charts
Building on a successful 12 venue Night in Nashville tour across the UK and performances with the UK chart-toppers Ward Thomas, this release firmly established Sarah as a rising star on the UK music scene. With the support of country music mainstays including Radio Disney Country, Spotify and Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree, Sarah has continued to attract new followers for singles "Halley's Comet" and "Where Cowboys Ride." Sarah has been touring across both the US and UK, performing over 70 dates in the last year. She launched her largest UK headline tour yet in March 2018 and performed at numerous UK festivals over the summer, including BST Hyde Park.
Darling has over 10 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music, has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry 89 times, and has made appearances on TBS' CONAN, FOX & Friends, HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade, ABC's The Bachelor, ITV and more. Darling partnered with the state of Wyoming to create a video "Where Cowboys Ride" that was featured on CMT as well as on the Wyoming tourism website.
Sarah has been writing and recording new music for her next album “Wonderland,” scheduled for release in early 2019. A pre-order for the new album was made available on October 26. The first single Call Me is scheduled for release on December 14