“Americana Sunshine” – An apt way to describe the music of a Florida native who writes pop songs that have been steeped in the influence of folk, country, and popular music of the last 20 years.
Sarah Spencer brought her love of the song to Nashville, Tennessee in 2012, where she has been writing commercially crafted country/pop songs in the storied writer’s rooms of Music Row.
Since then, her songs have been recorded by nationally touring artists and heard on radio stations around the country. Her songwriting has garnered her many recognitions and awards, including winning Best Country Song in the 2017 USA Songwriting competition for the song, “If You Drink” (S. Spencer/J. Cirillo/D. Reifsnyder), and winning the 2015 Frank Brown Song Contest with her song, “Little One Bedroom.”
Spencer writes and performs regularly on stages and festivals all over Nashville. Songwriter venues such as The Bluebird and The Listening Room have become regular haunts and frequent outlets for her own material. When she's not on stage, she's in the studio recording vocals as a session musician.
Florida Girl in Nashville
Born and raised in the Sunshine State, in the gently lilting hills of central Florida, Spencer was brought up in the horse capital of the world – a connection to the land that has fostered a deep love of nature, animals, and music.
Writing for Angelfire
In high school, she began collaborating with family friend Steve Morse (guitarist to Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, Steve Morse Band, Flying Colors) producing a series of demos from writing sessions that would later lead to their first, full length album, Angelfire.
Angelfire toured briefly in California and Florida and was well-received by fans all over the world.
Building SongFancy and Helping Other Songwriters
After working in Nashville for a few years, Sarah created an outlet for her thoughts in Music City: a blog, called SongFancy. Here, Sarah shared her experiences in Nashville, like auditioning for The Bluebird Cafe and running a artist/writer showcase with her best friend.
But since 2014, SongFancy has evolved into something much bigger and more purposeful.
SongFancy today is a community that is thousands strong. It's a hub of inspirational articles, products, and online educational materials for beginning female songwriters. It's also the home of the fast growing 5 in 5 Song Challenge.
SongFancy exists solely to support other female songwriters, and help them write when they're feeling the burden of resistance.
Sarah Spencer performs regularly at festivals and listening rooms around the middle Tennessee area and is writing for her next album project, release date TBA.