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A Conversation with Country Singer/Songwriter Sammy Sadler About his Upcoming New Album ‘1989’

By Judy Shields

Rancho Cucamonga, California (The Hollywood Times) 04/01/2021 “I hope everyone goes out and gets themselves a copy of my new single and upcoming album, and share it with everyone else.” Sammy Sadler told the Hollywood Times during a Zoom interview today.

Sammy Sadler has announced the pre-order of his upcoming 1989 album with an energetic cover of “She’s Crazy For Leaving.” Sadler’s rendition of this Rodney Crowell hit from 1988 brings back the era of pedal steel guitars, with a modern twist. The song was originally number one on the country charts in 1988 and during this decade, Sadler recorded three No. 1 independent singles, had four “Top 15” records on the Texas Music Chart, and logged three Billboard country singles with John Anderson and Steve Wariner. 30 years later, Sadler is breathing new life into this classic 80’s hit with crystal clear vocals and that classic country sound. Listen to “She’s Crazy For Leaving” here and pre-order 1989 here.


“It’s an honor for me to record songs for my new album, 1989, from an era of what, in my opinion, was and is a time of the greatest country music ever made and produced. The 80’s. ‘She’s Crazy For Leaving’ is one of those songs I did in my live shows that always gets the crowd grooving. I hope I’ve done it justice. It’s a real favorite of mine,” said Sadler.

Put on your headphones, pour a cup off coffer or drink of choice and enjoying the interview.

Sadler’s anticipated album, 1989, features revitalized covers from that great year in country music, along with duets from the biggest stars of the era. 1989 was when Sadler made his country music debut before his career was derailed by the infamous “Murder on Music Row,” in which he was severely injured and had to retire from music. Now, Sadler is ecstatic to be making music again and for the upcoming release of 1989, his first project after signing with BFD/Audium Nashville earlier this year.

“Welcome to country music 1989! As Sammy Sadler brings us back to a time when ‘country’ was cool and we are Blessed to have a talented singer like Sammy Sadler to bring these classic songs to us from a great year in Country Music.”  Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
Country Rebel Debuts Sammy Sadler’s Music Video For Fresh Cover Of “The Church On Cumberland Road” With Shenandoah’s Marty Raybon.
Sammy Sadler teams up with Shenandoah’s Marty Raybon for the music video for Sadler’s fresh take on “The Church On Cumberland Road.” Sandler’s rendition of this song features Raybon, who originally sang it in 1989, and stays true to the original version while infusing it with an exciting new sound. Country Rebel has an exclusive premiere of the video, which clearly demonstrates the passionate and unique style that each artist brings to this classic. Their energy will have anyone watching ready to get up and dance! Watch the video here. 
About Sammy Sadler

Sammy Sadler (Photo: 117 Entertainment Group)

In 1989, Sammy Sadler, an acclaimed newcomer to the country music scene, found chart success with a cover of Aaron Neville’s “Tell It Like It Is” on Evergreen Records. His follow up single “You Made It Easy” charted as well, but as he was gearing up to release his debut album, Sadler was wounded in the unfortunate murder of Cash Box magazine chart director Kevin Hughes. It took almost a decade for him to recover and release new music, starting with his 2004 release Hard On A Heart on the Tri Label. The title track charted in the Top 10 on the Texas Music Chart as well as No. 1 in Europe for multiple weeks. Sadler released another album, Heart Shaped Like Texas in 2009 on Audium Records. After Audium transitioned to Koch Records before being sold to E1, he found success with “I’ll Always Have Denver” featuring Steve Wariner and “No Place To Land,” but that was where it ended for Sadler when E1 closed. Since then, he has continued to tour with Doug Stone in 2012 and Ken Mellons and Jeff Carson on the “Taking The Country Back Tour” in 2015. He has had 4 Top 15 records on the Texas Music Chart and was named Male Vocalist for Dallas/Fort Worth in 1993.

Sadler returned in 2019 to release a book recounting the famous “Murder on Music Row” and is in the studio working on a new album to be released in 2021. Sammy’s story is far from over, in fact, it’s just begun.
For more information, visit sammysadler.com or Sammy Sadler’s official Facebook page.
About BFD/Audium Nashville
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