lead vocal, guitar
Singer/Songwriter Sarah Cardenas moved from Florida to Los Angeles at 19 without knowing a soul. This kind of grit got her jobs singing for NBC’s daytime television shows, doing voice overs, artist demos, corporate parties, and weddings. Her true love, country music, was being put on hold while she struggled to make ends meet.
Then a dream came true. Sarah won a contest that gave her the opportunity to share the stage with her longtime idol Reba McEntire at the KZLA Country Bash in Irvine, California (Link to YouTube video). Warming up a crowd of 16,000, Reba and Sarah sang the famous duet “Does He Love You.” After meeting the numerous artists performing that night, like headliner Rascal Flatts, Lee Ann Womack, SheDaisy, and Bret Michaels, Sarah found herself immersed in the Nashville music scene.
Soon after, writing sessions began to take up most of her time collaborating with the likes of Paul Craft, Steve Diamond, Kim Carnes, Greg Becker, and Tammi Kidd. She got her first album cut with the song, “Clarity” that she co-wrote with Ellis Paul and Reggie Ashley for Paul’s album, “American Jukebox Fables.” She’s also been involved in numerous projects over the last few years including a duet called Sister South, produced by the legendary Jimmy Bowen. The duet opened up for Craig Morgan and Travis Tritt at ‘The Big Spring Jam’ in Huntsville, Alabama. You can also hear Sarah’s voice singing a country version of the Spandau Ballet song, “True” in the movie “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector”.