Artist Spotlight

The charismatic sound of Sarah Darling is undeniable on her rendition of the traditional holiday favorite, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” featuring the Six One Five Collective. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is part of a collection of classic holiday song covers promoted by Duke Spirits,, known for crafting award-winning ultra-premium bourbon, rye, and tequila, is an artisan distiller dedicated to preserving the legacy of American icon John Wayne. Their commitment is evident in the meticulous crafting of spirits using decades-old recipes and bottles from John Wayne’s archives, encapsulating the enduring ideals that he stood for.

Darling’s music is timeless, transcending trends and resonating across generations. A classic holiday song that exudes festive energy and joy popularized by Brenda Lee, the song has become a timeless staple of Christmas celebrations. Stream and download the music now on all digital music platforms HERE.

“There was Duke spirit sipping and magic buzzing from the studio the day we cut “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!” exclaimed Sarah Darling. “I love when there’s a studio full of friends just having a good time.”

Duke Spirits’ Chris Radomski stated, “We are excited to continue our journey as a brand into the music industry and celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season with our newly recorded Christmas singles. With such talented names on these recordings, we look forward to giving our community a great listening experience paired with our award-winning spirits.”

“As a producer you dream that magic happens in the studio. Well, magic happened when we cut “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Sarah is one of the most gifted singers in Nashville, she’s a real pro. All you have to do is press record, sit back and let her blow your mind.” reflected producer Austin Moody.

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is a classic holiday song with festive energy and joy. Originally written by Johnny Marks and popularized by Brenda Lee the lively melody, characterized by its upbeat tempo and catchy rhythm, creates a sense of merriment and excitement.

The holiday classic song was produced by Austin Moody with Chris Radomski as Executive producer. Mastering was done by Nathan Dantzler at The Hit Lab and Mitch Furr served as tracking and mixing engineer. Studio musicians on the project included Justin Weaver (Acoustic Guitar), Aaron Currie (Electric Guitar), Viktor Krauss (Upright Bass), Cactus Moser (Drums/percussion), Josh Shilling (Piano/B3 organ), Tim Crouch (fiddle/viola/cello) and Rebecca Lynn Howard (background vocals).

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About Duke Spirits:

Duke Spirits is an artisan distiller crafting award-winning ultra-premium bourbon, rye, and tequila. Crafted from decades-old recipes and bottles from the archives of American icon John Wayne, Duke Spirits is committed to preserving the legacy of John Wayne and the great American ideals he stood for. For more information visit and follow on socials @DukeSpirits. Must be 21+. Stay current with Duke Spirits on their website, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

About Sarah Darling:

Sarah Darling’s musical journey has taken her from a small town in Iowa to a global tour to hone her craft and develop her unique sound. The newest project “The Darling EP”  represents the culmination of these experiences and mixes a California country sound and emotion with Sarah’s warm honey vocals.  She recently collaborated with the O’Charley’s restaurant chain to create a new “Born in Nashville” National campaign, writing the theme song, and using her name in likeness. This is an ongoing partnership.

Her credits include five full-length albums, multiple singles, a #1 on the UK Country charts, and many duets. She has over 20 million streams, 11 million video views, and over 98 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage. She is one of the first Sirius XM The Highway™ Finds and part of the first class of CMT’s Next Women of Country. Performances include CMA Music Fest, C2C, BBC Radio 2 Stage, FSA Music Festival, Nashville Meets London, British Country Music Festival, British Summertime Festival supporting Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, and more. She has appeared on Conan, CMT, The Bachelor, HLN, Fox & Friends, and more.

Darling is working on a new project set to release in the Summer of 2024 that captures sun-kissed highways and a fresh 70’s sunny feeling.

Sarah’s music has been featured on many Apple, Amazon, Pandora, and Spotify playlists including:, CMT’s Hot Twenty, Coffeehouse, New Boots, PopCo, Take it Slow, Wild Country, Cosmic Country, New Music Nashville, Next from Nashville, Fresh Folk, etc.

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