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Sarah Darling Helps Durango with New Boot Designs

Photo: Scott Cunningham

Photo: Scott Cunningham

 

Durango has tapped singer-songwriter Sarah Darling to lend her voice in a different way than usual; the longtime Durango brand ambassador has designed a capsule collection of western fashion boots for the iconic brand. In time for Holiday 2014, Durango will add two distinct styles, designed by Sarah, to its “Crush” line of footwear.

“Sarah has been such an incredible brand ambassador for us and her personal style really resonates with our consumer,” said Amber Vanwy, Marketing Manager for Durango. “These styles are flirty, fun and feminine; they are the perfect mash-up of Sarah’s whimsical style and Durango’s playful attitude toward fashion.”

Photo: Stephanie Knight

Photo: Stephanie Knight

In the midst of her busy performance schedule, Sarah traveled to Nelsonville, Ohio, home of Durango, to work directly with designers to infuse her own voice into the designs, including bright colors and Sarah’s autograph stitched into the lining.

“When I look my best, I perform my best!” states Sarah Darling. “Durango makes me feel beautiful and confident wherever I go! Getting to design my own boots is a dream come true! It’s an amazing feeling thinking of other ladies walking around in a Darling Original!”

The Sunflower Slouch boot in Sandy Brown is an easy-to-wear boot with a covetable, worn-in look. Its sturdy 2 ¼” heel and cushion-flex insole will keep feet comfortable at a weekend music festival or a night spent dancing down Broadway. The Darling Coral boot is tall classic western boot with a twist. The 14” shaft features bright coral-colored accents on brown leather and a 2 ¼” heel. Both styles designs are currently available for pre-order at www.durangoboots.com/darling.

Every detail, down to the advertising campaign, has Sarah’s Nashville roots stamped on it. The campaign features Sarah wearing the boots at iconic Nashville locations, such as the famous honky-tonk, Robert’s Western World, against the city skyline highlighted by the “Batman Building,” and along Broadway, the heart of Nashville’s country music scene.

Brad Paisley Makes Good on Grand Ole Opry Offer to Sarah Darling

Photo By: Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry

Photo By: Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry

Last week (July 18) on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, country superstar and Opry member Brad Paisley and former Rising Star contestant Sarah Darling performed Paisley’s hit “Whiskey Lullaby.” This was the fulfillment of the invitation he extended to Darling last week during the live broadcast of ABC’s new hit singing competition Rising Star after she was eliminated from the show by just a fraction of a percentage in the votes.

Paisley introduced Darling before the performance, saying “Welcome home – back to the place you belong, Nashville, Tenn.”
Darling responded, “There’s no place like home.”

Tune in for Rising Star on ABC, Sunday evenings through August 24, 9:00pm ET.

Sarah Darling Eliminated from Rising Star

Sarah Darling sang a pitch perfect performance of “I Hope You Dance”  on Sunday’s  (7/13) episode of Rising Star in a duel with contestant Megan Tibbets.  Unfortunately, Sarah was eliminated by a small vote percentage.

 

Sarah Darling Covers Summer Issue of WHOAwomen

Sarah Darling

WHOAwomen Magazine welcomes country music’s sweetheart and ABC’s “Rising Star” contestant Sarah Darling, as the cover girl for the July issue, which is on stands now. Darling opens up to Laine Lawson Craft, editor of the women’s publication, about how her faith is the foundation of her life.

Darling shares with the magazine:
“To me, faith is like the rock that kind of binds all of it together. I think that if I did not have my faith in Christ, I could not do this career or have the patience of perseverance to go along with it. Faith keeps me in the right place and everything in perspective.”

Additionally, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter shares with WHOAwomen about her growing business ventures making French pastries and her new boot line in partnership with Durango Footwear. Darling also reveals how dating a “bad boy” launched her into stardom:

“I ended up dating this bad boy, wrote a ton of songs about this relationship. At the time I was wondering why on earth God put me in this tumultuous part of my life. But you know that it is true about being shaken up-sometimes it just stresses to you to do amazing things. After writing all of these songs, I started playing them out live and had no idea that they were even good…I just did my thing and I got signed to a label in Nashville pretty quickly after three years of being here and after singing my songs out.”

To read the full article, fans can find the new summer issue on stands at Barnes & Noble, Family Stores and select retail outlets nationwide.

For more information WHOAwomen Magazine, please visit www.whoawomen.com.

‘Rising Star’ Debut Earns Second-Place Ratings

Rising Star

ABC’s new singing competition Rising Star debuted with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, averaging 5 million viewers, according to Nielsen’s preliminary ratings on Zap2it.com.

Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris make up the panel of experts on the show, where their votes are added to real-time votes from at-home viewers as the contestants attempt to “raise the wall.” The show, hosted by Josh Groban, airs live so that voting can be conducted in real-time via app. If the contestant scores enough points, the video wall between them and the experts is raised and they move on to the next level.

According to Variety, NBC planned a special edition of America’s Got Talent opposite the premiere of Rising Star to intercept the new show’s viewers. Talent won the 9 PM ET hour for NBC.

Country singer Sarah Darling was among the first round of contestants and received enough votes to return to the competition (see video below). Teenage boy band Beyond 5, who recently moved to Music City, also competed but did not receive enough votes to continue on the show.

In recent months, talent competitions have saturated TV line ups. Fox cancelled The X Factor, and American Idol had its lowest-rated year ever. NBC’s popular series, The Voice, also experienced a ratings slip.

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