Before Sara Groves debuted in 1998, she was a high school
teacher in her hometown of Rosemont, MN. Through God's directing and
leading, Sara left that job to persue what had been a joy and a passion
of hers since she was a little child. Since the release of her first
independent album, Sara has experienced many ups and downs in her walk
with Christ that have ultimatly formed her into a stronger and more
confident woman of God. As well, she has developed into a highly acclaimed
and respected singer and songwriter.
Sara had been teaching high school for four years when
an opportunity came up for her to sing at a fundraising concert for
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Afterward, some of her students asked
her for a CD, but she did not have one. It was at this point that she
realized that it may be beneficial to have something recorded for her
to witness with.
In 1998, she recorded an independent album entitled
Past the Wishing, and she also began singing at various places on weekends.
It soon became evident that she could not do both so Sara decided to
take a year off of teaching. By the end of the year, she was traveling
full time with her husband, Troy.
Today, Sara's career remains a family affair. Her husband,
who is her manager, and her young sons, Kirby and Toby travel with her
on their tour bus, which has been turned into a mobile nursery/playroom.
Sara's sound is generally thought of as pop/folk/inspirational/worship.
In 2001, she released Conversations through INO records. All Right Here
followed in 2002. Her latest release, The Other Side of Something was
released in 2004. Sara is not slowing down a bit and plans to have a
new record out late in 2005.
The Other Side of Something is an album that means a great
deal to Sara. It represents her struggles of the past year, but more
importantly, the freedom and victory she eventually found in Christ
that enabled her to place her whole life in His hands and rely on Him
Sara's struggles began when she gave birth to their first
son. She hit the road with him when he was just five weeks old and felt
as though her life was out of control for the three years following.
Groves was very consumed with feelings of worry over their children
and desperatly wanted a guarantee from God that their kids would always
be safe and that they would turn out perfect.
A turning point finally came when she took a year off
the road and intensely focused on the Word. She had decided that she
could no longer live the way she was and that she was ready to release
her entire life to the Lord. Much of this CD reflects Sara's feelings
of defeat, but also her new confidence and optimism about the future.
Sara has been writing songs for as long as she can remember.
It is very therapeutic for her and is something she believes she will
never stop doing. Sara Groves desires to write music that will minister
to herself and others for many years to come, instead of just for the
current audience. Her musical influences include Fred Hammond and Keith
Green. Other influences include her parents and her producer, Nate Sabin.
More interesting facts about Sara Groves:
* Sara recently released a CD entitled Station Wagon: Songs for New
* Sara is a popular women's conference speaker and also performs at
many young adult and youth events and at several summer festivals.
* In 2002, The Gospel Music Association nominated Sara for a Dove Award
for New Artist of the Year.