Sarah Patrick Releases New Single THE WOMAN I AM, Produced by David Frizzell
She plays guitar and is most comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. She loves the music of Loretta Lynn and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sarah Patrick doesn't just act country ... she is country. And now, recording artist Sarah Patrick releases her first single this week on Nashville America Records."The Woman I Am," written by country music living legend, David Frizzell, hits radio airwaves this week. The song is the title cut from Patrick's forthcoming debut album, produced by Frizzell. For decades, Nashville America Records has been the label home for Frizzell's individual projects as well as the renowned Frizzell & Friends collaborations produced by the country music icon. Frizzell & Friends collaborations have included Merle Haggard, Crystal Gayle, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, T. Graham Brown, Lacy J. Dalton, Jimmy Fortune (Statler Brothers), John Cowan (New Grass Revival), and many more top names. After being invited by a friend to hear Sarah Patrick perform, Frizzell soon signed the young singer/songwriter to the label.Reminiscent of a young Loretta Lynn, Sarah writes songs about life's joys and challenges: love, motherhood, romance, heartbreak and disappointment. "Sarah reminded me of Loretta from the start," Frizzell says. "She has that same honesty and determination mixed with vulnerability." With some of Nashville's top session players, and Frizzell in the producer's chair, Sarah began working on her debut NAR album in late 2017. The project includes timeless covers, three of Sarah's own original songs, and the title cut, penned by her producer. "I just feel so grateful and blessed," Sarah says. "This has been the most amazing experience and I'm just so eager to share this music and see where the journey takes me."
Raised in a tightknit family with loving parents and one older brother, Sarah discovered the music of artists like Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Ashton Shepherd, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, and Tammy Wynette as a young girl. These women's songs became the soundtrack of her life; the place to which Sarah would turn in times of joy, celebration, through new love and breakups, finding jobs and leaving jobs, becoming a mother and more. Eventually, she began to write songs of her own, and ultimately began performing at local venues, sharing both covers and original songs.
Sarah began sharing videos online, and was soon invited to perform at a club near her home. Although she'd never been onstage, Sarah felt right at home. Over time, she began to add her original songs to the list of classic covers in her sets.
"I love the feeling I have when on stage," she says, "especially when people are dancing, smiling, or singing along."
When she's not writing, performing, or searching for a quiet corner of the house to record a song to share on social media, Sarah loves to fish, play basketball, read (autobiographies are her favorite), and more than anything, simply hang out and play with her two beautiful daughters.
"The Woman I Am" is available to country radio this week.
David Frizzell is one of the greatest voices in country music with a haunting resemblance to his older brother, the ultimate stylist, Lefty Frizzell. Both share that raw, forlorn quality that is essential to the interpretation of traditional country themes, but David's voice is even more resonant and nuanced; a perfect instrument for conveying the deepest emotion of every lyric.
David emerged from the significant shadow of his brother to create his own artistic identity, and by 18 was signed to Columbia Records. He recorded and charted the first country version of "L.A. International Airport," followed by a Top 40 rendition of "I Just Can't Help Believing." Frizzell parlayed his recording success into headlining shows in Las Vegas, a bold move that paved the way for other country acts in that entertainment mecca.
In the early 1980s, Frizzell founded the musical duo of Frizzell & West with Shelly West, daughter of country superstar Dottie West. Their recording of "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma" made its way to Clint Eastwood, who insisted on adding the tune to the soundtrack of the film, Any Which Way You Can. The song has been included on CMT's countdown of the greatest duets of all time. Frizzell & West signed with Warner Bros. and the wheels began to turn quickly for a duo that would produce five albums and become one of the most-awarded acts in music. The duo twice won the Country Music Association's Vocal Duo of the Year award, twice won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duet of the Year and were awarded the ACM Song of the Year award. They also received the Music City News award for Duet of the Year twice, and Song of the Year.
Frizzell always maintained a vibrant solo career. He scored a chart-topping hit with "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home," now a country music standard, and featured on CMT's 40 Greatest Drinking Songs in Country Music. Along with CMA awards, Frizzell has won numerous performing and recording trophies from the Academy of Country Music, Billboard and Music City News. He has been nominated for three Grammys, both as part of Frizzell & West and as a solo artist.
In 2011, David released his book, a tribute to the life and career of Lefty Frizzell. "I Love You A Thousand Ways: The Lefty Frizzell Story" features a forward by Merle Haggard and chronicles the turbulent life and career of one of America's most influential voices. The book was named by CMT as one of the Best Music Books of the year. Whether writing, producing, touring or performing, David Frizzell remains a timeless and tireless entertainer with fans the world over.