Houston Music

Mary Sarah Ready For The World At Age 15

Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to [email protected].

We've interviewed all sorts of folks for this space. And really, we'd thought we'd at least dipped our toes into just about all of the different parts of Houston's vast, vast talent pool. There was one that we missed though: The youth section.

Ma'am's and sirs, introducing the flagship artist in our Artist of the Week youth branch*: the incredibly talented country singer-songwriter Mary Sarah.

*Think of it like Baby Gap, except less expensive. Oh, and since we're here, a question: Why does Gap make all of their shirts so wide in width and short in length? It's like they're designing them for really thick midgets.

Not yet old enough to drive, Mary Sarah has already partaken in a multi-city tour, recorded proper music and done countless other things you fledgling full-grown artists have been talking about doing for the past two years. So we hit her up for an interview to talk about all sorts of things, including Black Sabbath, punching Justin Bieber in the nose and how her schoolmates handle her awesomeness.

FYI, there are lots of exclamation points. Teenagers are excitable.

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Shea Serrano