Las Vegas native Sierra Black dropped a soaring new single, “Make It Easy,” that is helping her country music career soar to new heights. The tune has garnered more than 100,000 streams on Spotify, while her real-life wedding video—which features the single—has been viewed more than 4 million times on Facebook. Performing weekly in Vegas, including a residency at the Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, Sierra is gearing up to release her debut album as she continues working with Nashville producer Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery).
How did you get your start in country music?
Both my mom and dad’s families are very musical. When I was 15 years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a country singer. Since then, I have performed everywhere I could and really worked at songwriting.
Who are some of your musical influences?
Shania Twain and Faith Hill are two of my biggest country influences, but I also love P!nk.
What three words describe you as a performer?
Energetic, fun, real.
What would you say is unique about your sound?
I think my range makes me unique. Not only can I sing high, but I can also sing really low.
What does your new single, “Make It Easy,” say about you as an artist?
Besides the fact that I really love my husband, it shows that I am and always have been a hopeless romantic.
Your wedding video that features “Make It Easy” has more than 4 million streams on Facebook and the song has more than 100,000 streams on Spotify. Have you been surprised by its success?
Yes! It’s amazing to see so many people respond in such a loving way to our love story and song.
What’s the last song you heard that blew you away?
It’s not a newly released song, but I have loved listening to “Yours” by Russell Dickerson. The lyrics are so good.
What’s the first thing you do after a show?
Most likely eat.
What’s been your most exciting or unusual fan encounter?
I recently had a show in Vegas that a group of girls came to because they saw my wedding video. It was pretty cool.
What family member or friend has been the most supportive of your musical career?
I have been truly blessed that every family member and friend has been incredibly supportive. Out of everyone, my mom always has my back.
photo courtesy Sierra Black