Sarah Johns was raised in Pollard, KY, and spent a lot of her youngsters singing in her chapel choir. Forbidden by her parents to hear secular music, Johns started sneaking house Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette cassettes, which later on helped inform her songwriting. After her chapel soundman urged her, she started carrying out shows beyond the church, documented a demonstration, and shopped it around Nashville to no get. While Johns was going to the College or university of Kentucky, she performed frequently at an area restaurant, which resulted in a chance ending up in Toby Keith’s supervisor, who recommended her to go to Nashville. Within per month she adopted through to his advice, stop school, and shifted to Nashville, where she guaranteed a job washing tour buses. After a yr and modification, she was provided the opportunity to tour with Keith, carrying out two songs along with his music group as a visitor performer. She obtained great interest on that tour with her melody “THE MAIN ONE in the centre,” and for that reason was agreed upon to Sony’s BNA subsidiary, which released her debut record, Big Like in a little City, in August of 2007.