Sarah Davidson Goes Behind the Scenes of Her Upcoming Debut EP – Exclusive Video
Singer-songwriter Sarah Davidson is preparing for the March release of her debut EP, and she's giving readers of The Boot an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the project.
The big debut has been a long time coming for the Georgia native, who moved to Nashville to enroll in Belmont and begin chasing her musical dreams. Like many aspiring singers new to town, she experienced a rude awakening upon arrival.
“I got here and didn’t know a soul. I registered for classes and realized that I am one of 50,000 female, blonde singers. ‘Best of luck to you, Sarah!’” she says, laughing at the memory.
But instead of letting the incredibly fierce competition in Music City get her down, she took it as a challenge. "I’m gonna be busting my ass the rest of my life, working hard, so why not start now?” she recalls asking herself. “That’s when I rolled up my sleeves and was like, ‘This is happening, people.’”
That rock-solid work ethic paid off when Davidson signed with Suretone for both management and label representation. Consisting of veteran industry insiders, the company will be releasing her debut EP on March 25. The five-song release, recorded with producer Brian Kolb (Jerrod Niemann) and Dino Paredes, encompasses all of the life experiences Davidson has had since leaving Georgia for Nashville, including new romance and the agony of losing love.
“I want to put out music through my albums that tells a story, that is authentic to what my life is,” she explains. “Just basically living my life open and putting out music that parallels that.”
Davidson is also a breakout character on the upcoming Nashville-based TNT reality series, 'Private Lives of Nashville Wives,' which debuts on Feb. 24. She admits she had some initial trepidation about the show, but she saw it as an opportunity to show aspiring artists the truth of the hard work that lies behind country music's glamorous facade.
“I had said, ‘If y’all want to tell the story of hard work and me being out on the road in a van, playing two sets until 1AM, I’m good with that. Let’s do this.’ And they were into it,’” she explains.
Davidson wrote and recorded the theme song for the series, 'Bright Lights, Big City,' and songs from her EP will be featured throughout the season, becoming available on iTunes after each episode airs.