Austin Chronicle on “The Best of Times”

Published on Thursday, October 27, 2011


Texas Artists Performing the Music of Sara Hickman
The Best of Times (Sleeveless)

Never one to rest on her back catalogue, Sara Hickman employed part of her 2010 as Official Texas State Musician to pull together this double disc set benefiting the Theatre Action Project, a Read More »

Austin startup, nonprofit use music to help schools

Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Austin Business Journal by Sandra Zaragoza, Staff Writer
Thursday, October 13, 2011

A couple of musical do-gooders want Austinites to buy some tunes to help funding-challenged schools.

Bedrock, a startup aimed at fundraising for schools through the sale of all-digital music compilations, launched this fall as a pilot program at several Austin-area schools. Read More »

Sara Hickman performs Wednesday in Chinook

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2011

Great Falls Tribune, October 6, 2011

The Northeastern Montana Arts Network brings Sara Hickman to Chinook on Wednesday. The show at Chinook High School starts at 7 p.m.

Since 2010, Hickman has served as the Official State Musician of Texas, following in the footsteps of Willie Nelson. A recording artist since 1989, Read More »

American Songwriter Sessions with Sara Hickman

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

By American Songwriter, October 4th, 2011

Sara Hickman, the official state musician of Texas, recently dropped by the offices of American Songwriter to play a few songs and discuss her writing process. The veteran performer played two songs for us; an emotional reading of “The One,” which deals with the Virginia Read More »

Texan Has Heartfelt Message in Music

Published on Thursday, September 22, 2011

By Mark Jordan
Published Thursday, September 22, 2011

As a teenager, Sara Hickman, the Texas singer-songwriter who performs at the Levitt Shell on Sunday night, learned the habit of public service from her grandmothers, one of whom gave time at a local hospital. Following her lead, young Hickman would volunteer in the Read More »

ACL Music Spotlight: Sara Hickman

Published on Monday, September 12, 2011


Sara Hickman has a long and storied career in Austin performing for both children and adults.

Hickman is a firm believer that “families that create together do great together,” and has enjoyed playing for both kiddos and their parents.

The local wonder will be playing for a slightly older crowd this Read More »

Vintage Guitar Magazine on The Best Of Times

Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In May 2010 Sara Hickman was named “Official State Musician of Texas.” And while she may not be quite as well-known as the last musician to hold that title, Willie Nelson, this tribute will go a long way toward raising her profile.
Hickman has released 17 albums since she began her Read More »

Midwest Record on The Best of Times

Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Texas Artists Performing the Music of Sara Hickman/various: If you aren’t in Texas, Hickman is someone that probably fell off your radar 15 years ago when she had to wind up buying her unreleased masters back from Elektra when the label went through an abrupt sea change. Read More »

Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Marcia Ball band together for Sara Hickman’s The Best of Times

Published on Friday, August 26, 2011

Culture Map Austin, August 25, 2011

Sara Hickman is best known for her critically acclaimed work as a singer and songwriter, but she’s also an advocate for youth art education, and a fierce one at that.

When Hickman was awarded the title of State Musician of Texas for 2010 – Read More »

CMT News on “The Best of Times”

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Willie Nelson’s elegant rendition of “Simply” kicks off The Best of Times, a two-disc tribute to Texas singer-songwriter Sara Hickman. The 38-song compilation also features admirers such as Shawn Colvin, Robert Earl Keen, Rhett Miller and many more. Proceeds will benefit Theatre Action Project, a nonprofit organization that brings art, Read More »