At the age of 19, Sarah Ross is already helping to blaze a trail for women in the fast-growing country/rap/hip-hop genre of music. The New Jersey native is no stranger to forging country music lyrics with a hip-hop beat. With encouragement from her mother, the innovative singer has been melding two of her favorite genres since she was 16. Signed to Average Joes Entertainment—after the label head, Shannon Houchins, saw her on American Idol and looked up her videos on the internet—Sarah has been in Nashville one short year yet has already found recording success. The singer recorded with the label's group, The Lacs, on their #3 Billboard album, and one of her songs, "Knock 'Em Dead," was on the compilation album Mud Digger 4, along with label mates Colt Ford, the Lacs with J.J. Lawhorn and Montgomery Gentry. She also claims her country roots along with Colt Ford in “We All Country” by the Moonshine Bandits. The upcoming album, Mud Digger 5, will have another of Sarah's compositions, "Shotgun," as its lead single. She has already filmed the video for the tune, a gritty warning to guys about what might happen if they are found cheating on their sweetheart.