While they may be from two different regions in the United States, there are two young artists who are shaking country music up and making the millennial generation proud too.
They have a lot in common, including the fact that both just released their latest works in the past few weeks.
Sarah Dunn Band and SaraBeth thank social media for giving the greatest push in obtaining their “trending” status in the country music scene.
BUT they come from very different walks of life.
Sarah Dunn is from Monett, Missouri, where she grew up on a small farm along with her father and mother.
Musical talent ran in her family as she saw her father perform musically often while she was a little girl. Her great grandfather also played the fiddle.
WATCH: Sarah Dunn Band’s song “You or the Whiskey”
And, it was that musical family that taught her all she knows about music.
Because that is all the training that she had.
“There was a time in my life that I was working two regular day jobs, and it seemed like there was never enough to make ends meet,” Sarah Dunn said in an interview with RISE NEWS. “This situation made my path difficult but it also made me stronger.”
On the other side of the equation, we have, SaraBeth.
Growing up in the suburbs in Dallas, SaraBeth decided to dip into her toes into the country music scene after being pushed by her brother’s success in baseball.
WATCH: SaraBeth’s “Nowhere With You”
“My younger brother got drafted to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, and, being able to see my little brother accomplish this dream by battling all the negative thoughts and comments in his path, that inspired me to follow mine too,” SaraBeth said.
Interestingly, SaraBeth went on to study entrepreneurship at Baylor University.
After that, she went to the epicenter of country music, Nashville to start her career.
And then, success came, and their worlds collided.
Sarah Dunn Band and SaraBeth have performed in the same concerts before and have mutual respect for each other.
“Sarah Dunn and her band are absolutely amazing. They are very genuine and those are the types of people that you want to be surrounded in this industry,” SaraBeth said. “We both are in an industry that is usually connected to money, success and ambition, and Sarah Dunn and her band feel like home when you are surrounded by them.”
Sarah Dunn had positive things to say about all the artists hustling in the musical world, including SaraBeth.
“In the society that we live now, it is extremely important to be uplifting to others. I don’t really view them as competition because everything is unique and shines on their own light,” Sarah Dunn said. “There is so much opportunity to grow and help grow each other. We have to celebrate each other. That is a wonderful thing.”
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