INTERVIEW: Sarah Harralson Discusses Her Upcoming Honorary Single “Blue Ribbon”!

Country singer-songwriter Sarah Harralson brings a passionately resolute lyrical storytelling aptitude that combines a unique variety of ear-catching melodies to create a naturally drawn connection with listeners.

Through a host of releases that highlights her charismatically projecting talent, Sarah has undoubtedly made an impression on listeners across the globe.

On March 1st, Sarah shares one of her most personal songs to date, “Blue Ribbon”, which is a dedication to her mother, who recently passed away from cancer.

Released in honour of Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, this upcoming song will see all proceeds going towards Colorectal Cancer Alliance, which supports patients, family members, & caregivers, along with helping to provide research & clinical professionals dedicated to ending colorectal cancer in our lifetime.

Sarah has kindly spoken with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding this upcoming emotionally moving release & more information on the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. You can find the full interview below.

Hey Sarah, thank you for this interview. Can you start by telling readers a little bit about yourself?

Sarah: Hi! I’m originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, and I’ve been in Nashville for ten years now. I’m a country artist, songwriter, and producer, and released my latest album, Whiskey History, in February 2022. I’ve been a Recording Academy member since 2021, and have been volunteering as a musician with Musicians On Call since 2015. 

When did you first discover your passion for music?

Sarah: I wrote my first song when I was ten years old. I didn’t have a typical childhood, and I found songwriting as a way to express my emotions. My Granddad was a bluegrass musician, and my Mom always encouraged me to pursue music and take voice and piano lessons. 

Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry? 

Sarah: Music was something that came so naturally to me at a young age, and I could never really see myself doing anything else besides music. I’ve always had other hobbies, but they were just that, whereas music was always my dream and life. 

How would you currently describe your musical style? 

Sarah: Country with a flare of folk and pop. I’m releasing more music throughout the year, and many of my songs lately are influenced by multiple genres. 

Your new single, “Blue Ribbon”, comes out on March 1st for Colorectal Cancer Awareness month in honour of your mother, who recently passed away. What does it mean to you to have this song about to be released to the world?

Sarah: I’ve never released something that is so delicate and personal to me, so I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to honour my mother in such a way that can make a difference for others. I always aim to release impactful music that can help or heal someone, and this is definitely one of those songs. 

Did you always plan to release “Blue Ribbon”?

Sarah: I did. I wrote the song in October 2021 for my Mom, and had it recorded in 2022 when I knew she had little time left because I wanted her to be able to hear it. And I’m so lucky that she did hear it. After she heard it, I told her I was going to release it in March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. I’m so happy that I can release this song in her honour and memory while raising awareness and hope for others. 

You’ve stated on social media that All proceeds from this song will go towards Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Can you tell us more about this amazing organization & what it means to you?

Sarah: That’s correct. I encourage people to purchase a download of the song rather than stream it since that will generate more royalties to donate towards CCA. My mother and I came across this organization when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and was looking for resources. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a non-profit out of Washington D.C. that brings awareness and funding for Colorectal Cancer treatment and research. My mom, brother, and I were able to attend one of their annual conferences, AllyCon, in Boston in 2019. Through this conference and organization, we were able to learn more about this specific cancer and also get connected with a community of people going through the same thing as us. Blue Hope Nation is a Facebook group people can join who are seeking support from others going through Colorectal Cancer. 

What does this song personally mean to you?

Sarah: This song is extremely personal to me because it shows the world what my family and I went through for the past five and a half years. But this song also brings a lot of hope. It’s a way to show people going through the same cancer that they are not alone and that even though my mother’s fight has now ended, I will still wear a blue ribbon for those fighting until we can find a solution. 

What message would you like listeners to take from this song?

Sarah: I hope that those who are not familiar with Colorectal Cancer will become more educated about this cancer and get screened. I’m releasing this song to spread awareness, and also to show support, hope, and love for fellow fighters, survivors, and caretakers. 

Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers for Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?

Sarah: “Blue Ribbon” will be out on all listening platforms on March 1st. The music video will be out on YouTube on March 2nd. March 3rd is Dress in Blue Day to support Colorectal Cancer. You can pre-save the song here: 

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