Single - Tennessee Rain
|Vocal ability:||Lead singer||Like to join a band:||No
***WINNER - COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011 - LA INDIE MUSIC AWARDS ****
Experienced and accomplished vocalist with many years of vocal performance history, training and teaching. Well versed and knowledgeable in all aspects of the music industry. International performance experience at venues such as Disneyland, Sea World, Grand Ole Opry and Graceland. Dedicated and motivated.
Whitham School for the Performing Arts (Ottawa) -Head vocal instructor for over 6 years at Ottawa based location - Trained in Speech Level singing - Completed five years of intensive vocal training with Juno Award winner Karen Whitham -Piano - two years professional training
Greta Leeming School of Dance (Ottawa) -12 years of classical ballet training - R.A.D. Syllabus -10 years of tap training -6 years of jazz training -1 year of acrobatic training
New Star Children’s Theatre Company (Ottawa)
- Trained for three years in musical theatre - Performed lead roles in The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Into the Woods
-Tennessee Rain - CD recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. Produced by Danny White featuring Award winning musicians
-Voted "Best Local Singer" in Ottawa's Metro Choice Awards - Best of the Best 2010 alongside Lynn Miles and Alanis Morisette!
-Nominated by the LA Indie Music Awards under 3 categories -Country Singer/Songwriter, Country Album, Country Female
-6 page feature spread in "Country Music People"
-4 page feature spread in "Maverick Magazine"
-Songs off Cd being played in over 8 countries
-Recent UK tour -Feb 2011- 10 Cities
-Scotiabank Place - American National Anthem Vocal Soloist
-Grand Ole Opry (Nashville, TN) Vocal Soloist
-Grand Ole Opry (Glasgow, Scotland) Headliner
-Graceland (Memphis, TN) Vocal Soloist
-Winner of Popstars (Montreal, QC) Vocal Ensemble
-Opening act - Marques Houston, Lansdowne Stadium (Ottawa, ON) Vocal Soloist
-Ottawa Tulip Festival (5 annual appearances) Vocal Soloist
-Ottawa Parliament Building, Ambassador of Italy Vocal Soloist
-Disney World (Orlando, FL) Dancer, Vocalist
-Sea World (Orlando, FL) Dancer, Vocalist
2011 LA Indie Music Awards (Los Angeles, CA) -Nominated under 3 categories - Singer/Songwriter, Country Album, Country Female Artist
Best known for her powerful voice and show-stopping performances, Canadian born and raised, McClurg is a bursting combination of true talent and a little mystery that keeps you coming back for more.
Raised on Dylan, Lightfoot, and top 40 radio; Sarah was gifted with an undeniable love for music even before she could even speak.
McClurg’s steely determination to sing coupled with her dynamic personality and love of the stage has allowed her to sing, write, perform and compete throughout Canada and the United States.
2009 brought McClurg to Nashville, Tennessee and producer to meet Danny White of renowned 16 Ton Studios on famed Music-Row.
After collaborating on what was to be just a “single,” the two decided a full-album was the only way to go and so ensued “Tennessee Rain”, an album of heartfelt, sincere country songs by a seasoned and confident artist.
The title track “Tennessee Rain” an up-tempo, vocally driven tune about lovers against all odds “washing away the pain tonight in the Tennessee rain” has you singing along to the hook before the song is even over.
Featuring stellar performances from some of Nashville's finest pickers and players, McClurg’s debut album is set to redefine contemporary country music. Welcome the new Nashville sound with great lyrics, beautiful melodies and plenty of good