Brad Paisley is a man of his word. The hitmaker told rising country star Sarah Darling -- who narrowly missed the chance to move on in 'Rising Star' -- that she could share the stage with him at the Grand Ole Opry, and the two singers did just that on Friday (July 18).
Sarah Darling is a rising country star in Nashville, so it's only fitting that she would audition on the debut of ABC's new show 'Rising Star' on Sunday (June 22). And judge Brad Paisley had a very strong opinion on Darling's performance.
Once upon a time, way back in 2005, Carrie Underwood was an up-and-coming female country artist, fresh off her win on 'American Idol.' Now an established name in country music (with the Grammys to prove it), the singer dishes on her favorite up-and-coming country gals.
This holiday season will be different for Sarah Darling, to put it mildly. She'll be celebrating her first Christmas with husband James Muriel, but she'll also be celebrating her first Christmas without her grandfather -- a man she calls the "rock" of the family.
Sarah Darling's new single 'Little Umbrellas' is fun, flirty and a brand new way to describe drinking away the blues. The singer's airy, pop-fused delivery is a perfect match for the story she tells. It's a fun song and she has fun telling it. You can hear her smiling.
Thanks to her dedication to the craft of songwriting, Sarah Darling is about to be honored for her commitment to music education. The National Association for Music Education recently announced that Darling is the recipient of this year's Stand Up for Music Award.