When Sarah Martin was a kid, she'd frequent the iconic Shawmut Diner with her family. She tells me she really liked eating there and misses it nowadays when she comes back home to visit.

I'm not sure if there are any authentic diners in Nashville, where Sarah has been living while honing her musical talents, but there are plenty of hungry musicians and singers looking for their big break.

You can help Sarah get that opportunity by simply voting for her to open for country music star Alan Jackson in his Wild Card Contest. Vote as many times as you wish at sarahmartinmusic.com, on the Sarah Martin Music Facebook page or at the website for Alan Jackson's Good Time Bar. Voting ends Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

Sarah will be my special guest Friday, February 1 at 9:30 a.m. on The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM.

Sarah Martin's family co-owned A.W. Martin on Shawmut Ave., a well-known company that dealt with metals, but in Sarah's case, we're working with pure gold.

Listen to her newest album Muddy Boots with eight original songs where her range, tone, and tambour immediately capture you with her voice's authenticity and power. The album is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Tunes, Spotify and on her website.

Currently, Sarah is pursuing music full time in Nashville, playing at different venues including Alan Jackson's Good Time Bar and The Row Kitchen & Pub, among others.

Spread the word about voting for Sarah by sharing this post and please tune in Friday, Feb. 1st at 9:30 a.m. to hear "a tiny girl with a big voice," Sarah Martin.

Phil Paleologos is the host of the Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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