Austin Chronicle on “Shine”

Eclectic soundscapes and a wide range of rhythms to surround Hickman, whose vocals might be the most varied and emphatic of her career.

Sara Hickman Sheds Light on Shine

Sara Hickman’s Shine resonates with singular luminosity. The Austin-based songwriter spoke to CMT Edge about Shine, her songwriting process and why she recorded in California.

Sara Hickman and Darden Smith: A new-album roundtable for two

Two of Austin’s most revered singer-songwriters deliver new albums this month. Sara Hickman’s Shinecame out yesterday, while Darden Smith’s Love Callingsees the light of day next week. I got the two longtime veterans of the local scene together to talk about their music, where they’ve been, and what they’re doing now.

Sara Hickman Tangos to Her Own Beat

Don’t label the Texas singer-songwriter folk, country, bluegrass, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll or pop, because she plays them all and a whole lot more.

Drive, She Said

Freed from production, business issues, Sara Hickman fully focused on music on new disc ‘Shine’

Montrose Press | By Mike Easterling, Managing Director | June 27, 2013

Sara Hickman is not a bus driver. But make no mistake about it — for the past several years, she’s become accustomed to being behind Read More »

Amnesty International: Why I Am Not Going to Eurovision

Sara Hickman: Why I Am Not Going to Eurovision
May 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM

By Sara Hickman, Official State Musician of Texas

I have declined an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a beautiful country and witness the world’s most-watched cultural event. That’s because my trip to Azerbaijan for Eurovision this week would be Read More »

America Losing Faith In The Death Penalty – Sky News

A battle of conscience is under way in America after recently released figures showed there had been a dramatic fall in the number of death sentences. Sky’s Greg Milam visited Texas to hear both sides of the argument.

The growing market of kids music

by Chris Parker

“This one goes out to the kids“: It’s arguably the hoariest sentiment in all of music, running alongside “Are you ready to ROCK?” Fortunately, it’s increasingly taken on a different meaning in the last several years as artists of all stripes cash in on the growing market of Read More » on “The Best of Times”

By Kevin O’Hare, The Republican

Various Artists, “The Best of Times: Texas Artists Performing The Music of Sara Hickman” (Sleeveless). THREE STARS

She may not be that well known to the rest of the country, yet any singer who’s got a 38-song double-CD filled with artists from her state of Texas saluting Read More »

PopMatters on “The Best of Times”

By Jedd Beaudoin, 2 November 2011

Sara Hickman’s songs shine in the hands of others.

Texas certainly isn’t alone in suffering from what some might view as an assault on the arts, but this two-disc compilation suggests that citizens of the Lone Star State may be among the most vocal opponents of Read More »