McCracken > Biography
McCracken was born on the 16th June 1977 in St.
Louis, Missouri. She is an independent
singer-songwriter who lives in Nashville, Tennessee
with her husband and fellow singer-songwriter,
lists her musical influences as Joni Mitchell,
David Gray, Neil Finn, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.
The song she wishes she had written is Wildflowers
by Tom Petty.
attended Belmont University in Nashville before
beginning her musical career in 1999. She
independently released two albums, The Crucible and
Gypsy Flat Road in 2000, and 2001
late 2003, McCracken recorded Best Laid Plans with
engineer, Ray Kennedy (Twang Trust) and
world-renowned producer, Peter Collins. In the
summer of 2004, McCracken signed the album to Shell
Records in London, headed by UK music business
legend, Dave Robinson. Shell released the album in
the UK, followed by two radio singles, Last Goodbye
and No More Tears, which received significant
airplay and attention across the United
2005, Sandra McCracken released The Builder and the
Architect, an album of hymns.
same team which worked on Best Laid Plans came
together again in February of 2006 to record album
number five, Gravity
which was released in September 2006.
and her husband Derek are both members of the
Square Peg Alliance a group of musicians and
friends based in Nashville who have grouped their
efforts together in order to help increase one
can find more recordings by Sandra McCracken in the