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  • Writer's pictureSara Simmons


Q. How did Sara Simmons & the Cornpickers get their name?

Sara got booked at The Farm Progress Show in Decatur Illinois and was asked to create a band name. While trying to stay with Sara Simmons they urged for a band name, and so the rest is history. With Sara being from Iowa it just felt natural. And so, Sara Simmons & the Cornpickers was born.

City girl or farm girl?

Sara grew up on a goat farm and was milking goats at an early age.

One of my favorite things to do is...

Spend time outdoors in nature with my dog Sophie

Right now I'm reading about...


If I could have any superpower, it would be….”

Read your mind.

“One thing I know I do well (or better than most) is….”

Make people feel at home, welcomed and happy.

“I look up to….”

My Mom and those who buy my music/merch. They know how difficult this industry is.

“One thing I cannot live without is….”

My Bible.

“Something I’d love to get rich by doing full-time is….”

Performing, singer/songwriter.

The people I grew up with influenced me by….”

Teaching me integrity, character and your word define you.

“I would love to meet (and even have lunch with)….”

Gloria Gaither

“One struggle I’ve had that has made me who I am is….”

I am pretty deaf, some from playing music, but as a kid I was in a car accident that altered my hearing.

“My perfect day would start with _____ and end with _____.”

Sun, Sophie and a hot cup of coffee, and knowing I made a difference in the world.

“If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be….”


“One thing on my bucket list is….”

Play my songs for my songwriting hero's, and that they would love them Ha :-). Dean Dillion, Buddy Cannon, Skip Ewing, Shawn Camp, Paul Overstreet, Steve Wariner, John Scott Sherrill, Jon Randall, Emmy Lou Harris, Rodney Crowell.

“My best friend is my best friend because….”

She know's all my non-sense and gets my corny sense of humor.

“An accomplishment I’m particularly proud of is….”

Being an over achiever

“One very memorable summer, I….”

Wrote, "Summertime" and "Crutch" back to back.

“One thing I use every day that I could probably live without is….”


“My favorite comfort food is….”

Fattening, HA!

“I’d most like to be remembered for….”

My heart for others to dream, believe and help them achieve. My love for the Lord. Thankfully he know's my corny sense of humor as well.

“If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d buy would be….”

A house for my Mom and myself.

“If I could keep any animal as a pet, I would choose…”


“If I had to eat one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be…”

Fruits and veggies.

“My dream home would be…”

A cabin in the woods.

“My favorite type of art is… because….”

Songwriting. If they are being honest, it is a clear picture into their heart and soul.


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