Tina Adair made quite a name for herself in bluegrass before many performers her age had played their first show. Her family band, The Adairs, won the 1996 Pizza Hut Bluegrass Showdown when Tina was 17 years old, and within a few weeks, she had signed a recording contract with Sugar Hill Records.
Her first Sugar Hill album, Just You Wait And See, came out in ’97. Produced by Jerry Douglas and featuring such luminaries as Chris Thile, Bryan Sutton, Aubrey Haynie, Viktor Krauss, Charlie Cushman, Keith Little, and Alan O’Bryant, the project sold well and garnered praise from radio and critics. After four years touring, Tina pulled back from music to study in college, though she did release one self-produced CD, All You Need, in 2000. After completing undergraduate studies, she went to work in Nashville while also attending graduate school. But the music just can’t be denied. Click below to read more on Tina's story...
Sister Sadie at IBMA
Sister Sadie "Dont Let Me Cross Over"