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Sandra McCracken Biography

Sandra 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, Derek Webb.

Sandra 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.

She 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 respectively.

In 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 Kingdom.

In 2005, Sandra McCracken released The Builder and the Architect, an album of hymns.

The same team which worked on Best Laid Plans came together again in February of 2006 to record album number five, Gravity / Love which was released in September 2006.

Sandra 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 another's success.

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