Upcoming Show Dates & Appearances
|CD Review - One Stop Country.com
No matter which circle you turn to in country music, there always seems to be a hot debate between today’s country sounds in comparison to what is being hailed as "real" country." With her sophomore album A Beautiful Life, Sherry Lynn seems poised to answer the debate with her tunes that beg comparison to a late-90’s feel with a fresh and today approach. Catchy songs like the current single "Girls Will Be Girls," "I Like ‘Em Like That," and "You In A Song" all do their part to get you moving and grooving and are perfect compliments for the two-stepping dance hall flavored hang outs all across the country. She keeps this album on the feel good, mid-to-up-tempo side for the most part and she uses her vocals as the defining aspect to truly captivate the listener ear and pull them into the songs whether it’s on the more laid-back groove like we find on "Slip Into Something Mexico" or on the autobiographical "So Much More." The added bonus for country music lovers comes with the closing song on the album when Crystal Gayle lends her vocals to the ultra inspiring and encouraging "Beautiful Life" and reminds listeners what country music is all about. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the debate of what is and what isn’t country, however when an album like this one comes across your desk there is no debate about it with Sherry Lynn; she is a country artist with country songs and if you are one of those that thinks that this type of country music has gone away simply because of what you are hearing on Top 40 country radio, then think again and check this album out.
|Press Release - Nashville, TN (June 2, 2014)
Country entertainer SHERRY LYNN will perform two shows during the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games being held in the Princeton, New Jersey area. The eight-day event (June 14-21) features sports competitions and activities at venues throughout Mercer County, New Jersey, including Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Mercer County Park and several area private schools. Lynn will entertain June 16 from 3-4 p.m. at "Corporate Park" within Mercer County Park and on June 19 from 4 - 5 p.m. at "Special Olympics Town" on the campus of College of New Jersey for participating athletes and coaches only. In addition to the many showcased sports, Special Olympics athletes will participate in multiple events including an opening ceremony at Prudential Center, closing ceremony at Sun National Bank Center, a boardwalk themed Special Olympics Town, a Special Olympics Unified Sports® Festival, and much more.
Sherry is excited to share her music with the athletes and supporters involved in the Special Olympics and the engaging songstress notes, "This is a cause that's dear to my heart and it is an absolute honor to be included."
Lynn will travel to New Jersey straight from her second consecutive year of performances during Nashville's CMA Music Festival. Her hot new single, "Girls Will Be Girls," from her sophomore CD, A BEAUTIFUL LIFE, has club-goers hitting the dance floor as it rockets up the Country charts, and the fun-filled video is airing on CMT.com, ZUUS Country TV and regional video outlets across America. Last year Sherry made her Grand Ole Opry debut as she sang with superstar Crystal Gayle on their hit duet, "Beautiful Life."
The Woodbury, New Jersey native is currently splitting her time between Sewell, NJ and Nashville, TN. Sherry began her career in 2006 when she opened for Sammy Kershaw at Pitman, New Jersey's historic Broadway Theatre. Since then, she has shared the stage with Miranda Lambert, Crystal Gayle, the Oak Ridge Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Randy Hauser, Gene Watson, John Rich and Chris Young.
Sherry Lynn's new video for "Girls Will Be Girls" is featured on CMT.com. Check it out today!
|Video Review - Examiner.com
Country newcomer Sherry Lynn, who is among Examiner's "Top 5 Female Country Newcomers" of 2014, debuts the new video for her "Girls Will Be Girls" music today on CMT.com.
The clip, per an April 28 email from her PR camp, "offers a visual feast-filled with fun images of classic cars, a bachelorette party and lissome line-dancers, while the song's hooky chorus and melodic riffs make for a toe-tapping sonic boom."
Regarding the making of the retro-inspired video, "It was really cool being around all the old classic cars, especially the General Lee, since I am a 'Dukes of Hazzard' re-run fan," Lynn told exclusively told Examiner on April 28.
"I had the full support of all the locals and they made this video extra special," she added. "My retro dress with (the) patent leather belt was a total find; I found it online at Pin Up Girl clothing. I found my patent leather six-inch spike heels at my local mall in Deptford, N.J."
Produced by Tom Frkovich (Kennedy Center, Amazon, United Way) and co-directed by Nicole Agostino ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Frkovich, the clip was shot in New Jersey at various locations, including the Tombstone Saloon (Buena), Joe's Lean To Garage (Franklinville) and Paulsboro High School (Paulsboro). Additional footage was captured at a private home in Paulsboro.
The "Girls Will Be Girls" track is contained on Lynn's sophomore CD, "A Beautiful Life." The 10-track collection was released March 11 under the Steal Heart Music imprint. Last year, the entertainer made her Grand Ole Opry debut, alongside Country legend Crystal Gayle, singing their hit duet, "Beautiful Life." Lynn also entertained crowds during CMA Music Festival week, released a popular holiday video ("Christmas On My Mind") and played select dates throughout the year.
Inked by Ashley Gorley, the 2009 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year; Kelley Lovelace, who's penned eight No. 1s for Brad Paisley; and Bryan Simpson, "Girls" is a rowdy recap of modern femininity. In turn, choreographers Bob and Marlene Peyre-Ferry were inspired to create a popular line dance that is being promoted at clubs nationwide while the single continues its rise (No. 41 at this writing) on the MusicRow Chart.
Sherry Lynn’s rip-roarin’ good time "Girls Will Be Girls" video premieres today on CMT.com.
The "Girls Will Be Girls" clip offers a visual feast filled with fun images of classic cars, a bachelorette party and lissome line-dancers, while the song’s hooky chorus and melodic riffs make for a toe-tapping sonic boom. Tom Frkovich (Kennedy Center, Amazon, United Way), produced the video, which was filmed in New Jersey. Various locations include the Tombstone Saloon (Buena), Joe’s Lean To Garage Franklinville) and Paulsboro High School (Paulsboro). Additional footage was captured at a private home in Paulsboro. Nicole Agostino (Silver Linings Playbook) and Frkovich shared director’s credits.
|CD Review - Country Juke Box.com
A review of Sherry Lynn's CD "A Beautiful Life" in German!
|Single Review - One Stop Country.com
With so many of today’s country females focused on finding out who can be edgier and more risky than the next, there is a huge void in that no one is hitting the more adult demographic rather than the late teens and twenty-something’s. With "Girls Will Be Girls," the new single from her sophomore album A Beautiful Life, Sherry Lynn seems to be picking up where Martina McBride left off with "This One’s For The Girls." The song, written by hit makers Ashley Gorley, Bryan Simpson, and Kelley Lovelace, gives the listener an up-tempo groove that makes you tap your toes from the get-go as Lynn delivers lyrics that will make any female reminisce. She sings of the memories she has of her and her sister raiding their mother’s makeup only to wear lipstick all over their faces and takes you on a journey from childhood to adulthood from there; from bringing the short skirt to school to change into so her mama would never know, all the way up to being the crazy ones after getting a few margaritas in them and dancing on the bar. This type of song is easily one that will go over with any woman. With a touch of modern edge that wraps around a late 90’s/early 2000’s brand of country, Sherry Lynn offers something fun and lighthearted to a more adult demographic and because of it she will most likely be able to hit on a fan base that is being overlooked right now which will help propel her and this single forward.
|Video Feature - Country Music Matters.com
A video feature and CRS interview
Despite strong storms rolling through Middle Tennessee and an ongoing threat of severe weather, the clouds parted and celebrities gathered for another successful Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April 29 at Pine Creek Golf Course.
Now in its fourth year, a full flight of 30 golf teams were paired with celebrities including music’s Tracy Lawrence, Jan Howard, Eric Heatherly, George Ducas, Lucas Hoge, Lisa Matassa, Matt Gary, Del Gray of Little Texas, Mark and Jason Sutton of Brother Trouble, Dave Rowland of Dave & Sugar fame, the Bachelorette’s Ty Brown, Jackson Delaney, Jesse Keith Whitley, Mitch Goudy, Sherry Lynn, Brandon Blackstock and songwriter Wood Newton, plus television personalities Kelly Sutton (ZUUS Country) and Bob Sellers (Fox 17), in addition to legendary announcer and radio host WSM’s Mike Terry, Ms. Senior America Carolyn Corlew and famed international comic strip artist and writer Guy Gilchrist. Also on hand to help were Erin Como and Jennifer Waddell of Fox 17. This year’s tournament was co-hosted by the award-winning Bluegrass duo The Roys, who have been helping to host the tournament since its inception over the past four years, and Stacy McCloud of GAC. Prevost bus company, the ultimate class in driving excellence, also returned for its fourth consecutive year as the title sponsor.
"Each year, things just get better and bigger," stated Linda O’Connell, President of Christmas4Kids. "This year, we had a $25,000 hole-in-one prize for the taking. While no one left with the cash, what every golfer got in return was the joy of being able to provide a great Christmas for a whole bunch of Middle-Tennessee children this coming season. That’s a feeling that money just can’t buy."
Christmas 4 Kids fundraising efforts will continue throughout the year, with the annual Christmas 4 Kids Charity Concert at the Ryman on November 24 and the Tour Bus show on December 15. For more information on Christmas 4 Kids, please visit christmas4kids.org.
About Christmas 4 Kids: For over twenty years, Christmas 4 Kids has been providing children in the Middle Tennessee area with the chance to experience the joys of Christmas. Last year, Christmas 4 Kids was able to provide over 400 children a ride on a celebrity tour bus, a party with Santa and Mrs. Claus, money to spend on gifts for themselves and others at a local Wal-Mart and a new winter coat.
Proceeds from this year’s Celebrity Golf Tournament and other events throughout the year, like the annual Charity Concert at the Ryman and Tour Bus Show, will go to make this a reality again in December 2014. Visit www.christmas4kids.org for more information on Christmas 4 Kids.
|CD Review - Midwest Record.com
SHERRY LYNN/Beautiful Life: Leading with grit, sass and a defiantly, unrepentant southern accent, Lynn kicks things off with the kind of power chords that have people calling country the new rock, but Lynn keeps it country, it's just that contemporary country has Walmart where the farms used to be. She's rolling with it. The underlying stuff about the human condition doesn't change and she nails that on the head throughout. A tasty set with a lot of winning ways, you just know this gal was inspired by Hillary Clinton's 1992 declaration about not being a hausfrau. Solid stuff that delivers a first class kick in the pants to wake and shake things up.
|CD Review - Stacy Harris
Sherry Lynn - A Beautiful Life Rating *****
No, Sherry Lynn has not covered Jim Reeves' newly-released and remastered songs of inspiration. However, if the title of this, Sherry Lynn's sophomore CD, sounds familiar for another reason, it's because the pride of Woodbury, New Jersey and her team knew that, if enough listeners heard these songs, the music would attract more attention than it received when the 10-song collection first dropped on June 18, 2013.
That proved to be an inspired decision, since wider distribution resulted in the immediate popularity of the album's first single, Girls Will Be Girls, a lively, coming-of-age story in song.
Like the equally girl-friendly opener, I Like 'Em Like That, Girls Will Be Girls has listeners singing along to a series of songs that will put them in a good mood if they're in need of escapism and, if life is otherwise going well, will heighten that optimistic sensation.
These sides close with the title song, as Sherry Lynn calls on Crystal Gayle to add just the right blend to a duet that captures both the beauty, and often the necessity, of living life in the moment.
|Video Review - Music News Nashville.com
Country songstress Sherry Lynn brings a special sparkle to her latest single / video, "Christmas On My Mind." The up-tempo holiday offering (written by Nashville hitmakers Sandy Ramos and Carmen Logan) features everything that makes the season memorable: family, friends, snow, icicles and Santa.
The video was produced by Tom Frkovich (Kennedy Center, Amazon, United Way), directed by Nicole Agostino (Silver Linings Playbook) and filmed at several New Jersey locations. Settings include the Almonesson Fire Hall in Deptford and Exley’s Garden Center & Christmas Tree Farm in Sewell. The garland-festooned log cabin seen throughout is the Franklinville home of Sherry’s friends Donna and Joe Kennedy, who also portray a merry mother and father.
"Christmas On My Mind" kicks off with Lynn’s crystal clear Country vocal, a bouncy melody, tinkling sleigh bells, chimes and more. It’s a song Sherry has been searching years to find. "I have always wanted to record a Christmas song," Sherry notes. "And while I love the traditional classics, I wanted to find something new so I could make it my own. When Sandy brought this tune to me I believed I had finally found the perfect fit. It was a blast to record and my whole family really got into the holiday spirit during the shoot."
|CD Review - FAME Review
"A Beautiful Life is a solid excursion into the still forming modern country sound, one that will kick your ass onto the dance floor while putting a smile on your face." – Mark S. Tucker, FAME
|CD Review - Pop Culture Classics.com
SHERRY LYNN - "A BEAUTIFUL LIFE"
Lynn delivers 10 great performances on her new release. She’s equally effective on heart-grabbers like "What Are You Running From" and "Beautiful Life" (which features Crystal Gayle); sassy tunes such as "I Like Em Like That;" the mellifluous "Slip Into Something Mexico;" and infectious country rockers like "Girls Will Be Girls," "What A Day To Shake A Heartache" and, best of all "You In A Song." A great selection of material, performed with strength and conviction by Sherry Lynn.
|Press Release - Nashville, TN (October 7, 2013)
"Sherry and Crystal trade lines with equal fire and finesse on this dandy country-rocker. It's a really commercial and radio-ready toe-tapper." - Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow
Country newcomer Sherry Lynn and Country legend Crystal Gayle are gaining new fans as their duet is making big moves at Country radio now. "Beautiful Life," the twosome's first collaboration, is sitting at #39 on this week's MusicRow chart. The upbeat song was written by award-winning tunesmith Danny Wells ("Check Yes Or No," "These Days"), Jose Luis Pagan and Sarah Lenore, and is from Lynn's current CD, A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (Steal Heart Music).
The singers met in 2008 when Lynn opened for Gayle - and the two made an immediate connection. "Crystal has long been one of my musical influences," notes Sherry. "To have the honor of opening for her was just fantastic." In 2011, Sherry was delighted when Crystal agreed to lend her vocals to a song for Sherry's up-and-coming CD, which was then put on hold until the perfect song was found. In December of 2012, Sherry and Crystal joined voices to record "Beautiful Life" with producer Ted Hewitt, the studio wizard behind Rodney Atkins' string of Number One hits. Crystal's son Christos Gatzimos engineered the session.
"It's not a barroom brawler or crying-in-your-beer number," observes Sherry. "It's a song about living life to the fullest - every single day."
Gayle's voice is immediately recognizable, and Sherry's sweet and sassy sound is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Lynn's voice is powerful and blends Country with class for a mix that sets her apart from the rest of today's up-and-comers.
It's a style that impressed Crystal, and the singer recently invited Sherry to visit with her backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. "Little did I know she would honor me by asking me to make my Opry debut with our duet. I was literally floored. It was the most memorable night of my career." The performance wowed the Opry crowd, and put Lynn firmly in the spotlight.