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October 26, 2012

Up-and-coming country artist breaks out

PITTSBURG, Kan. — It’s been a whirlwind ride for country musician Kinsey Sadler: In 2010, she created her own band with homegrown Tulsa musicians. Not long after, a Nashville talent scout took notice of her during a performance at an Oklahoma casino.

By September 2011, Sadler saw her first single, “Sometimes I Forget” released, which soon would appear on Nashville’s Music Row Breakout Chart. Her second single, “Bikini Body,” was released this summer.

While she’s proud of her success in the recording world, getting to perform for fans is what she loves most.

“Every day I want to sing. It’s my passion and in my heart,” she said.

She’ll be performing for fans in Pittsburg, Kan., on Saturday night at Twisters, four miles north of the city limits on U.S. Highway 69. It’s not far from Sadler’s origins -- she was born in Missouri and as a girl lived in Oklahoma. But having grown up in a military family, Sadler doesn’t really know what to say when someone asks her what her hometown is.

“I don’t really have a set hometown,” said Sadler, whose father served 23 years in a full-time position with the Army National Guard. “My father was always being relocated, so we moved around a lot. It worked out great though because I had the opportunity to meet some great people. I always considered home where my family was at the time.”

No matter where she was, though, her love for music didn’t waver. Even as a little girl, she wanted to perform.

“I honestly think I sang my first words rather than spoke them. I’d start rockin’ it out for anyone willing to listen,” she said. “I remember sitting in my grandmother’s living room and playing my mother’s old one-stringed guitar. I thought I was the coolest kid making some rockin’ tunes.

During Christmas breaks, she organized and put on kids’ talent shows for her family.

After high school Kinsey attended college. She had decided to pursue a career in nursing. But she felt something still was missing. She was a full-time student when she started her band, Kinsey and Company.

When she graduated in May 2011, she was able to fully focus on her music. With reviewers putting her vocals as somewhere between Shania Twain and Martina McBride, she performed at the Tulsa State Fair and in April released the EP Purple Mountain’s Majesty. It is now available on iTunes.

Want to go?

Kinsey Sadler will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Twisters. Details: 620-231-8442.

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