CMA Member and Texas-born Country artist Sierra Bernal is a Southern Belle with Texas grit. As an entertainer, vocalist, musician, and songwriter with a love for storytelling who is quickly changing the landscape of Country Music, her talent earns her the ability to hold her own among veteran artists. She’s written with notable songwriters such as Clay Mills, Kevin Brandt and Bobby Terry, and performed on legendary stages such as The Fontanel, Nashville’s Bluebird Café, and Commodore Grill, as well as many in and around Texas such as the Outlaws & Legends Festival in Abilene, playing for as many as 8,500 people. Her high-energy sets have also graced the stages at Dosey Doe’s Big Barn, Main Street Crossing, Mo’s Place in Katy and at noted events like Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Cook-off.
Sierra’s musical journey began when, at age 5, she stated that if she couldn’t be a crocodile hunter (yes, just like Steve Irwin) she would become a Country Music Artist. At age 10, she overcame a case of stage fright to sing an a cappella version of Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight” in a talent show. Stunning the audience into silence as they listened, the thrill of being on the stage set in and she was hooked.
She continues to travel throughout Texas and its surrounding states to perform both full band productions as well as intimate acoustic sets. In 2017, she released three originals that quickly graced the airwaves of radio stations in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Oklahoma as well as stations in countries around the world.
“Crazy One” is a high energy piece with Blues and Rock undertones that are rounded out by a guitar solo that audiences say commands them to do an automatic air guitar accompaniment. “Called on the Rain” is a catchy, melodically pleasing tune with both Spanish and Bluesy flairs and represents the culmination of Nashville and Texas sounds. “Sometimes I Get Cold” is a fiery song resembling the likes of Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood with the Bluesy influences of Chris Stapleton. It’s almost impossible not to tap your toes to this one.
Aiming to stay original, perhaps the biggest compliment given to her is that while she demonstrates the grit and energy of Miranda Lambert, the vocal authenticity of Chris Stapleton and the storytelling lyrics Country Music fans crave, “she is bringing something unique and refreshing to the genre;” a common sentiment shared from renowned songwriters, producers, and other artists.
Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of her upcoming songs including “Hold Me,” “I-40,” and “Stolen Miles.”
Insiders say Sierra’s just what Country Music has been waiting for, and it’s ready.
The Talented Band
Robert Guerrero, Lead Guitarist
Instruments: Guitar electric\acoustic
Musical Influences: Alex Skolnick, Al Dimeola, Santana, Jeff Beck, Johnny Highland, Brent Mason
Favorite Quotation: “You have no excuse to suck.”
Quirky Talent: I make random noises at random times.
I picked up guitar at age 9 and could never put it down. I became the only musician in the family, which in turn made it difficult for my family to relate to my musical/”artsy-fartsy” personality, but nonetheless my pops always supported me.
D.B. Cooper, Bassist
Brandon Lemond, Drummer
Instruments: Drums, guitar, piano, bass guitar and electric triangle
Musical Influences: I’m a rocker at heart. Motley Crue, Sevendust, Bullet For My Valentine, Brantley Gilbert.
Favorite Quotation: ” This isn’t a circus they’re talking about…this is my life .” ~Tommy Lee
Quirky Talent: I twirl sticks.
I have a very supportive and awesome family. Growing up, my father was in several bands and would let me set in a song or two at some of his gigs. I was only 5 years old the first set I sat in. He also took me to see many shows. As I got older, I branched out and joined my first professional band at age 16.