Monday, March 19, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Sierra Hull

Artist:Sierra Hull
Song:Easy Come, Easy Go

I guess the best way to describe Sierra Hull is she is the new Alison Krauss. Of course Alison was a teen bluegrass phenom and is now a big star. I expect Sierra's career path to be very similar and she's even on the same label. She was born Sept. 27, 1991 in Byrdstown, TN which is a small town in the north central part of the state with a population of 900. Sierra is likely to be the most famous person from Byrdstown. She started playing mandolin at age 8 and released an album independently at age 10. She started playing bluegrass festivals and got the attention of Rounder Records talent scout Ken Irwin. She signed at age 12. They got her in contact with Alison Krauss who is a perfect mentor. At this point, Sierra was only playing mandolin. She wasn't singing yet. So Rounder wanted her to go out on tour and work on her vocals. They needed her to sing so they could market her. So she worked on her singing with her band Highway 111 with her brother Cody Hull on guitar, Cody Walker on banjo and dobro and John Fox on bass. It turns out she's a damn good singer too. She also studied at Berklee School of Music on a Presidential Scholarship. Her Rounder debut CD Secrets was released in 2008. It was produced by Alison Krauss and guitarist Ron Block. It reached #2 on the Bluegrass Album chart. Easy Come, Easy Go is from Sierra's latest CD Daybreak released Mar. 2011. It was again produced by Alison Krauss with Union Station bassist Barry Bales. Easy Come, Easy Go was her first video. And the thing you'll notice is it emphasizes her looks and her vocals. They show her playing the mandolin briefly so it almost looks like a prop. Obviously Rounder is trying to turn Sierra into a pop star the same way they turned Alison into a pop star. Though Sierra wrote most of the songs on her album, Easy Come, Easy Go was written by singer songwriter Kevin McClung. The album reached #5 on the Bluegrass Album chart. But Sierra hasn't crossed over to pop or country yet. I think she will cross over eventually. Her talent can't be denied. She's really good. Here's your chance to check her out  by watching the video for Easy Come, Easy Go by Sierra Hull.

1 comment:

  1. Actually the most famous person from Byrdstown was former U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, who served during most of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency.

    Yes, Sierra is a distant relative of Cordell, at least according to Wikipedia.