The Best of Times

Released August 23, 2011 | Sleeveless

Sales of this compilation of Sara’s songs covered by 38 renowned Texas artists will go to benefit Theatre Action Project (TAP), which brings art, music and theatre to kids in Central Texas schools. Artists include Willie Nelson, Marcia Ball, Shawn Colvin, Ruthie Foster, Jimmy La Fave, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Brave Combo, Robert Earl Keen… and dozens more!

Theatre Action Project (TAP) is a team of professionally trained artists and educators who work in partnership with schools and communities to lead unique and engaging arts programs which allow young people to learn critical life skills, gain tools for creative expression and have successful experiences that build self-esteem and confidence. Learn more about the Theatre Action Project at theatreactionproject.org.

CREATED BY SARA HICKMAN to benefit Theatre Action Project, Austin, TX, a non-profit that brings art, music and theatre to Central Texas schools. Thank you to ALL the artists, engineers and producers who shared their creative spirits to make this amazing recording a reality; to the Connextion for creating the download site; to Pat for designing the packaging; Mark Hallman for mastering; David Kronke, for the liner notes; Universal Music Group and all the co-writers and publishers who graciously allowed us to use the songs without a fee so Theatre Action Project would make 100% of the funds from the sale of this recording, and, finally, the Texas Commission on the Arts & the Texas State Legislature for naming Sara Official State Musician so she could speak out on behalf of families and the arts.

Do great…create!

SIMPLY words and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal)
Performed by Willie Nelson

WOMAN WAITING TO HAPPEN words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and Barbara Kooyman (Fire Sister Songs/BMI)
Performed by Patrice Pike

TWO DAYS TODAY words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Graham Wilkinson

E COSI DESIO ME MENA words by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and music by Marty Lester (Marty Lester, BMI)
Performed by Andrea Perry

GIVE IT EVERY LITTLE THING YOU’VE GOT words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Ray Von Foster

LARGER THAN LIFE words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by After Math

I COULDN’T HELP MYSELF words and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal) and Debbie Talasek (Happy Armadillo/ASCAP)
Performed by LZ Love

FALSE PRETENSES words and music by Sara Hickman and Colin Boyd (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal and White Headed Fly Music/BMI)
Performed by The Nauer-Neverly Bros. (Monte Warden and Colin Boyd)

RISK words and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI & Universal) and Angelo Badalamenti (Universal Music Group/ASCAP)
Performed by David Garza w/Todd Wolfson

TINY MOVIES words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Gretchen Phillips and Rob Halverson

AFTER THE FALL words by Sara Hickman & Colin Boyd, music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI & White Headed Fly Music/BMI)
Performed by Colin Gilmore

LAST NIGHT WAS A BIG RAIN words and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal)
Performed by Rhett Miller

EYE OF THE STORM words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Elizabeth Wills

OPEN UP TO ME words by Sara Hickman & Shelley King, music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI and Lucky Monday Music/ASCAP)
Performed by Shelley King

STRONG WOMAN words and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal) and Mark Goldenberg (Twist Party International/BMI)
Performed by Marcia Ball

THE BEST OF TIMES words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Trish Murphy with Charlie Sexton

IT’S IN THE WATER words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and Colin Boyd (White Headed Fly Music/BMI)
Performed by The Djembabes

TAKE ME WITH YOU words and music by Sara Hickman and David Batteau (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI and Down Into Egypt/BMI)
Performed by Christine Albert and Chris Gage

UNDER THE SYCAMORE TREE words and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal)
Performed by Robert Earl Keen

SHADOWBOXING words and music by Sara Hickman(Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Edie Brickell and New Bohemians

DEAR TRACEY words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Abra Moore

STANDING GROUND words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Jimmy LaFave

I WEAR THE CROWN words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and Nick Trevisick (Warner Chappell Music/ASCAP)
Performed by Sarah Fox and Joel Guzman

COMFORT’S SIGH words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Boheur/BMI)
Performed by The Flatlanders

SISTER AND SAM words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Betty Soo

JOY words and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal)
Performed by Ana Egge

KAYAKING words by Sara Hickman & Robin Macy, music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by White Ghost Shivers

THE PLACE WHERE THE GARAGE USED TO STAND words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Trout Fishing in America

NO NAME FOR LOVE words and music by Sara Hickman & David Batteau (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI & Down Into Egypt/BMI)
Performed by Darden Smith

TIME WILL TELL words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Shawn Colvin

THE ONE words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by Jess Klein

HEY WHERE YOU GOIN’ words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by The Daze

THE VERY THING words by Sandy Abernethy and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal)
Performed by Joe McDermott

MATTER OF TIME words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and Jim Jacobsen (Callipygian Music/ASCAP)
Performed by Suzanna Choffel

LOOK AT IT THIS WAY words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI) and Colin Boyd (White Headed Fly Music/BMI)
Performed by Ruthie Foster

TOO FAST words and music by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI)
Performed by The Sutcliffes

MIDDLE OF A LITTLE COUNTRY ROAD Words and melody by Sara Hickman (Le Petit Bonheur/BMI), Music by Marty Lester (Marty Lester/BMI)
Performed by Matt the Electrician

SIMPLY words and music by Sara Hickman (Esta Chica/BMI/Universal)
Performed by Brave Combo

 





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