Blind 15-Year-Old Aspiring Country Singer Performed More Than Anyone At 2018 CMA Fest

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A 15-year-old girl by the name of Sarah Hardwig is completely breaking down barriers. Born with Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA), young Sarah has been blind her entire life. Instead of letting that define who she is, she embraces it fully and her accomplishments show that she has never let her being blind slow her down.

A lifelong country music fan, Sarah traveled from her hometown of Naples, Florida to Nashville, Tennessee this past weekend to attend CMA Fest and the many events that go along with it. Sarah is a talented singer-songwriter who has big dreams of becoming a country star.

Thanks to her very active social media accounts, we got to follow her along on her 2018 CMA Fest journey, where she actually performed a whole bunch, more than any other professional singer, that’s for sure! While she stopped by the Martin Guitar tent, she demonstrated her incredible guitar skills, as you can see in the clip below.

When she was at the Hard Rock Cafe, she was able to jump on stage for live karaoke and blew everyone away with her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away.” Check out that clip below.


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Sarah singing Blown Away by @carrieunderwood with live band karaoke at @hrcnashville #cmafest

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Not only was she able to perform covers, according to her Facebook page, she even sang an original at the Bluebird Cafe!

Along with performing all week,  just about everywhere, she also met so many country singers, we couldn’t even count them all! To see all of her 2018 CMA Fest adventures and follow along on her journey to stardom, make sure to follow her on Instagram here.

Watch her perform Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” with country singer Craig Campbell during CMA Fest below.

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