"In the Round" with Sarah Darling, Michael Logen & Jenn Bostic

Sarah Darling

Nashville singer-songwriter, Sarah Darling, will take you on a journey through aspirational, cinematic songs about stars, dreams, and romance as she makes her long-awaited entry to the UK with the albumDream Country. The term, Dream Country, was created by Darling to describe her smooth, escapist song writing style that crosses country, Americana, and traditional pop genres. Sarah's transatlantic debut is fuelled by years of experience as a songwriter and performer. She has released several tracks commercially, including her biggest hit, ͞Home to Me͟. She has performed 80+ times at the Grand Ole Opry, has over a million+ downloaded songs, and supported artists such as Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Vince Gill and Tim McGraw. Following a long term record deal, Sarah set out to make a record that paints a picture of where she is artistically, professionally, and personally. Sarah͛s new songs reflect optimism, love and dreams in country style of songwriting that incorporates storytelling and imagery. ͞I͛m so grateful for the time I spent signed to the label. Over the years I wrote so many incredible songs, some of which the world has never got to hear. That͛s part of it, and it can be creatively stifling, because nobody knows what͛s inside of you but you. This has been an opportunity to make a record with everything I͛ve ever imagined from top to bottom. From Strings, songs about Paris, to recording at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville.͟Her life experiences have inspired the lyrics, with a sense of honesty and contentment. It reflects her relationship with James, the Englishman who is now her husband. ͞It's so funny how your writing subjects change in different seasons,͟ she laughs. ͞When I first started writing in Nashville, I got burned by a relationship, and all of my songs were about heartbreak. I͛ve been able to travel to some incredible places in the world and find inspiration in new ways. Now the music captures bigger ideas, letting people dream with me, which is what I love to write about most.͟͞'Montmartre' is one of my favourites on the album,͟ says Sarah, ͞The strings make this track absolutely come alive as though you are standing in a movie scene. My childhood dream was to go to Paris and James took me there on our first date. Montmartre felt like such a magical place, I had to capture that love affair with such a beautiful city in a song. Halley's Comet' is also a stand out, as I͛ve always considered myself a stargazer. 'Cowboy's Ride͛ reminds me of the music I grew up listening to. I call it my love letter to Wyoming and the country I love.͚͟You Take Me All The Way͛ is my first single off of the new record. It transports you to another place and feels so good to listen to. The lyrics are quite clever with a bit of cheekiness - My favourite word I͛ve picked up on since going to the UK - you can͛t get it out of your head, and a favourite to play live.͟Sarah's own upbringing was in the small town of Mitchellville, Iowa, where her dream of music was born. Her dad played the drums in a college band, and music was something she always had around her. Her favourite part of growing up in the wide open spaces was the big night sky as it drives a lot of her current inspiration. ͞There͛s something magical about growing up in a small town that makes you dream about the incredible and feel connected to something greater. That͛s why I love writing about stars.͟Darling moved to Nashville at 19, with the dream of stardom. ͞When I was a kid, I used to write poetry. I was always quite introverted. At that time, I didn't know how to put it together to write a song, but when I moved here, I picked up my first guitar, had my first heartbreak and all of a sudden it was like 'Ok, I'm going to put all of this to gether.' I guess I was always a songwriter at heart and became a healer. Music became an escape.͟Away from music, Darling has underlined her remarkable creative versatility by launching her own line of boots with partner Durango, and brought some of her Parisian memories back to Nashville with her French macaron company, Sweet Darling Patisserie. In September 2016, she returns to the UK to explore the positive momentum of her C2C visit earlier this year with a tour and the single release, ͚You Take Me All the Way.͛ Darling, alongside her song writing friends, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong, join together for a unique musical ͚in the round͛ experience that spans two weeks across the
UK. Making Dream Country has been the most fulfilling musical experience yet for Darling. These songs bring a Sophistication, beauty, and honesty that͛s refreshing. It͛s romantic and dreamy.

Michael Logen

Michael Logen is an Award-Winning Americana/Folk artist based out of Nashville, originally from Lewisburg, PA. You may have heard his songs on NPR, BBC, “Nashville”, "Suits", "Parenthood" and “One Tree Hill”. Touring throughout Europe and North America, he has been invited to open for such artists as John Legend, India.Arie, John Hiatt, Mat Kearney and Jonny Lang. A Multi-Platinum-Selling, Grammy-Nominated songwriter, Michael's songs have also been recorded by other artists including Kelly Clarkson, Jonny Lang, Will Hoge, Mat Kearney, The Greencards, Delerium and others. You can learn more at www.michaellogen.com.

Jenn Bostic

Jenn Bostic is a soulful pop artist with a hint of gospel. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. Jealous of the Angels, her #1 single, was championed by both Smooth Radio and BBC Radio 2, with a performance on BBC Breakfast. Bostic has had 4 singles playlisted on Radio 2, including her most recent single What Love Feels Like, featuring a gospel choir. In 2012 she was named Best Songwriter and Best Artist in the Independent Country Music Association Awards. She has performed sold out shows across the United States and Europe, and has opened for the likes of Richard Marx, Christian Kane and The Band Perry. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is working on a new album due early 2018.

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