Sarah Reeves, born in Athens, Alabama on April 29, 1989, is a christian music artist whose music combines moody pop melodies with lyrics that deal with faith and worship. Sarah grew up in a musical household; her father, John Mark "Hershey" Reeves, was a musician, songwriter, engineer, and producer who had been working in music since the late '70s, Sarah also has two younger sisters and an older brother. Her younger sister, Mary Reeves, is a member of the group Only in Stories. Sarah is married to Philip Kothlow, and resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
When Sarah was 15 years old, she attended a youth camp in Alabama where she experienced a spiritual awakening, and she committed herself to using her musical talents in the service of the Lord. She became a member of her church's worship band, and began honing her skills as a singer, songwriter, and keyboard player.
As Sarah became more experienced and confident as a performer, she started to perform as a solo artist, after opening a show for the alternative Christian group Plumb, the group's lead singer, Tiffany Lee, was impressed with Sarah's set. Plumb introduced Sarah to the staff at the powerful Christian music label Sparrow Records, and in 2008 and Sarah struck a deal with the label.
In 2009, she released a seven-song EP titled, Sweet Sweet Sound, and a three-song EP titled, this extended play was her breakthrough release on Billboard magazine charts, placing No. 19 on the Christian Albums chart and No. 9 on the Heatseekers Albums. God of the Impossible EP, followed in 2010.
In 2011, Sarah departed ways with Sparrow and independently released her first full-length album, Broken Things. In 2013 she released a Christmas EP that featured new recordings of five beloved songs of the season, and the following year, 2014 she released her second full-length album, Acoustic Worship Covers, Vol. 1.
While having successful releases, including two releases of covers in her discography, and toured heavily for years, she came off the road for an indefinite hiatus to focus on songwriting—her first love. Sarah was writing songs, that were being recorded by artists such as Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe and Natalie Grant.
Her songs also received film and TV placement, and her vocals found their way onto select recordings, including a feature on Kirk Franklin’s BET Awards-nominated track, “My World Needs You,” also featuring Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann. In addition, she gradually cultivated a devoted following of more than 100,000 fans on YouTube who discovered her voice through a series of cover songs, garnering her nearly 20 million global views.
Somewhere between the glare of her former artist life and the stark behind-the-scenes respite of a songwriter’s reality, Reeves experienced a beneficial tension that forced her to reexamine her calling and gave her the courage to create fresh, original faire she, and in turn, wanted to record for herself.
“My inner artist has been battling with stereotypical artist expectations for years,” Sarah reveals. “I now know who I am and am confident in who God created me to be.”
In 2016, Sarah signed a new recording deal with Word Records, and with an intentional experimentation and pop influence, her new collection reintroduces Reeves as a multi-faceted artist—each song displaying a different aspect of her personality. In early 2018 she issued her first single for the label, "Feel the Waters," ahead of the release of "Easy Never Needed You" EP, which arrived later that year.