2010 Official Texas State Musician Sara Hickman has been recording, performing and touring since 1988.
With over 20 albums, two appearances on the Tonight Show and multiple awards for her songwriting and philanthropy, Sara is internationally known for her Grammy nominated and award winning pop/folk music. Through her music, Sara has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a multitude of non-profits including Habitat for Humanity, SAFE, SPCA, the Ugandan Fistula Fund, House the Homeless, Sanford Community Center, Tanner Romanian Mission, Hill Country Youth Ranch and many others.
Sara has acted in films, on stage, and sings national commercials, including 12 years with Popeye’s—yes, that’s her singing!—and she teaches classes on songwriting, creativity, the music industry, and enjoys being an inspirational speaker.
Growing up in Houston with visual artists for parents, Sara graduated with a BA from the University of North Texas in painting. As a teenager, Sara became a volunteer performing music for youth in psych units. This led to her working as a professional music and art therapist, receiving a lifetime achievement award from The National Association of Music Therapists.
After purchasing a B&B down on Matagorda Bay, Sara became the volunteer executive director to restore a 1928 building formerly known as the Palacios Colored School, which existed during segregation until 1964.Sara is leading a team effort of turning the school into an historical community center, The Sanford Community Center, named after the brilliant couple Dr. & Mrs. Sanford, the principal and teacher for were the guiding forces for 30 years.
In 2019, Sara donated over $13,000 in proceeds from the sales of her Texas Musicians Coloring Book to SCC.
Lastly, Sara is the booking agent for a yearly family music festival called MossFest in Austin, TX and is a proud mom to two amazing kids.