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Sarah Johns makes Opry debut

Monday, June 4, 2007 – Newcomer Sarah Johns made her Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday evening. During her stint, Johns, a native of Pollard, Ky., performed her single, "The One In The Middle."

Johns, a native of Pollard, Ky., has been in the midst of a radio tour promoting her single. Life has changed quickly for Johns in the past year. After moving to Nashville, Johns cleaned artists' tour buses so she could support herself while writing songs and trying to get a record deal. "Honey, you wouldn't believe the stuff people leave behind on those buses," she joked.

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