The 21-year old beauty started singing
When she was 6-years old and has never lost that fire to entertain.
She seems perfectly positioned, geographically, to do just that, as her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada is by some measure the entertainment capital of the world.
She was a top finalist for the glee project on oxygen, but it was an introduction to Nashville producer/songwriter/musician Kurt Howell that really kicked her career in to overdrive. “my vocal coach, Ron Anderson, introduced me to Kurt and we began writing together,” she said. “Kurt really helped me become a better writer. i feel like i have progressed considerably since i began writing with him. he helps me open up and write in a way that others can relate to the stuff i am writing about.”
black says that she writes about what she knows whether it be her own experiences or those of others around her. “i have songs about boys of course, heartbreak and even one about politics.”
After a few years of songwriting, singing and gigging sierra was introduced to tom hemby and Michael Omartian. She flew to Nashville quickly to meet with them and the journey began. After spending months picking songs, sierra, michael and tom have been recording a new ep. Sierra, in between the recording and flying back to Nashville, has been singing and opening for acts like joe Nichols, uncle krater, little big town, Lindsay ell, the swon brothers, Frankie Ballard and more.
Black has inherited the gift for phenomenal performances from her grandmother babette de castro, who was the youngest member of the singing trio of cuban born sisters called the de castro sisters. They hit the top of the billboard charts in 1954 with “Teach me tonight.” the sisters appeared on many tv shows including the Ed Sullivan show and sang songs for many motion pictures throughout their successful career. Ms. De castro’s granddaughter is determined to continue the family legacy of great entertaining. She says that her grandmother’s memory and her extraordinary career are never far from her mind and even wears her grandmas necklace around her neck everyday. Although the de castro sister’s were a latin infused group, where black is clearly country, the natural ability is still obvious. Black’s career dreams include surpassing her grandmother’s excellent chart positioning of seven billboard hits and being signed to labels like rca, abc and capitol.
The singer has recently gained lots of traction and positive vibes from her fans thus far. Sierra looks forward to the future and hopes someday to see you all on the grand ol opry stage.