Sister Sadie's new album, Sister Sadie II, is available now!
Sister Sadie - "No Smoky Mountains" Watch and take a listen as Grammy–nominated aritst Dale Ann Bradley sings "No Smoky Mountains." The song comes from Sister Sadie's new album, Sister Sadie II, available now.
Sister Sadie - "Losing You Blues" Watch and take a listen to Sister Sadie perform "Losing You Blues". Bandmate Tina Adair says about the song, "As a songwriter, I'm over the moon with how it turned out and I hope everyone else loves it as much as we love playing it!"
The Grammy-nominated group Sister Sadie is made up of world-renowned musicians Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair, Gena Britt, Deanie Richardson, and Beth Lawrence, who originally formed after playing a sold-out 2013 show at the legendary Station Inn, located in Nashville. Following that hype, the ladies decided to come together as a band and record music as Sister Sadie. They have continued to turn heads within Bluegrass and Americana circles, with fellow Bluegrass alum Alison Krauss saying that “Sister Sadie is an inspiring musical collaboration bringing together some of the best women bluegrass music has ever claimed.”
Each musician has individually made an impact in the music world prior to forming the all-female Sister Sadie. Dale Ann Bradley is a seasoned veteran in the Bluegrass genre, winning the IBMA Award for “Female Vocalist of the Year” on five different occasions, while touring regularly with her own band as a solo artist. Tina Adair is the talented soulful vocalist and mandolinist who has been nominated for multiple awards, while touring with her own group, the Tina Adair Band for over 20 years. Deanie Richardson is a charismatic fiddler who has performed with major acts like Bob Seger, The Chieftains, Vince Gill, and Patty Loveless, while also being nominated in the past as “Fiddle Player of the Year” at the ACMs. Gena Britt adds banjo and vocals, performing in the past with several critically-acclaimed bands, touring regularly with Alan Bibey & Grasstowne. Adding bass is Beth Lawrence, who is a well known and respected acoustic bass player, performing with recording acts like Larry Cordle and Ron Block.
The band has gained major attention with their 2018 sophomore project, Sister Sadie II. The album has garnered critical-acclaim from top publications, with NPR saying “Sister Sadie is at ease with hard–driving tunes and soft, sophisticated ballads alike” while Rolling Stone Country says, “These bluegrass chart–toppers are finished with heartbreak, ready to embrace a future filled with brighter horizons and more fulfilling relationships.” Parade joins in the praise, calling the album “a finger–picking good time from the fabulous ladies of the all–star bluegrass Americana act.” As a result the band was a finalist for IBMA’s coveted “Emerging Artist of the Year” award.
So far, 2019 has proven to be a career–defining year for Sister Sadie. In addition to charting multiple No. 1 hits on Roots radio, the band was announced as a finalist for “Best Bluegrass Album” at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. The milestone marks the group’s first nomination as a group, and Dale Ann Bradley’s second, following a nomination in the category in 2015.