Everyday life Sarah's inspiration
SHE HAS been surrounded by music since she was a child and two years ago jumped at the chance to record in Nashville.
Now, Hervey Bay musician Sarah Kay is enjoying the popularity of her debut single Feel the Rain.
Not long after the single was released it reached the number one spot on country music station KIX FM’s Hot 20 chart.
The song spent a week in top place before sitting at number two and is currently at number three.
Feel the Rain is off Kay’s first album, Dawn of a New Day, which was given a preview release at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January.
It will officially be launched on the Fraser Coast later this year.
The song was written by Chase Flanders, Pam Wolfe and Jason Carson and the video was filmed on Fraser Island.
Kay describes her sound as unique and says she is often told her voice is similar to famed US singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks.
The 29-year-old says a lot of her inspiration comes from her father, fellow local and Bobkatz songwriter Garry Koehler.
But she also says everyday life and emotions inspire her.
Kay first performed on stage at about seven years of age and later went on to study at the Townsville Academy of Performing Arts. When she hit her teens she started dancing at music festivals and various venues including casinos.
For the past 12 years she has been involved with cover bands but decided to head out on her own to make it big.
She has the Nashville studio and one in Hervey Bay where she records her music, some of which she co-writes.
Kay is looking forward to her second single release, planned for April.