Does Everything Happen For A Reason?
Let me tell you a story.
In 1996, Sarah Copley was only 4 years old when her parents took her to a Shania Twain concert in New Jersey. As they sat in the front row, the popular singer pointed, inviting little Sarah to come up on stage, but she was too scared to leave her parents’ side.
The lead guitarist that night was Marc Muller, who toured with the popular country star for many years. (Make a note of that.)
As she grew older, Sarah would often talk about how she regretted not sharing the stage with her favorite singer at the time.
At age 10, she began learning to play guitar.
Two years later, her parents took the 12-year-old to see Kenny Chesney at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Though they had excellent seats, Sarah wanted to get up close, next to the stage. She sat on her dad’s shoulders, among 25,000 screaming fans, watching the talented country superstar.
It was then that Sarah’s past seemed to repeat itself.
As Chesney reached down from the stage to shake a few hands, he gave Sarah a high-five and then, pulled her up on stage. This time she eagerly obliged.
She was not about to let this moment pass her by!
“The crowd went crazy, and I felt like I had won the lottery. It almost felt like a dream, his arm was around me and he was singing to me. I was in such shock I don’t even remember what song it was. Me with my mouthful of braces and wearing my country hat — what a great experience!” she would relate in an interview with U.S. 1 Newspaper.
Since her parents didn’t bring a camera, the next morning, they went on Chesney’s website, asking for pictures anyone, in the audience, might have taken of their daughter.
They received hundreds!
A short 4 months later, at age 13, Sarah began her own career, performing for the first time in front of crowd of 200 at a Princeton, New Jersey restaurant. She hasn’t stopped since.
But, that’s not the end of this magical musical tale. Not by a country mile!
Fast-forward to 2012. Sarah is now 19. Her dad, Bert, picks up the story, “My wife and I go to a small local restaurant and there’s a guitar player who’s ‘crazy good.’ At the break we start talking to him and tell him that our daughter is a country singer.”
The guitarist’s name is Marc Muller!
Bert excitedly lets the veteran country musician know that they were at the Shania Twain concert in 1996, sharing Sarah’s journey since. He asks to hear some of Copley’s work and is so impressed that 6 months later she is in his studio recording her first original song, “Shadow In The Rain,” produced by Muller, himself.
Sarah Copley tells her audience all the time that, “There’s nothing about the randomness of life. You have to put yourself out there so the universe can connect you with the people you’re supposed to connect with.”