Sandy Posey was born in Jasper, Alabama, the youngest of five children.
In this tiny southern town where she played as a child, she
dreamed of far away places she might someday go and sing. Sandy’s first public singing experience was
at the tender age of five, she sang with her sister at here grandpa Posey’s
As fate would have it, Sandy moved to Memphis, Tennessee
where some of the most famous singers and musicians of all time were just
beginning to make their mark on the world, beginning with the king of rock
& roll, Elvis Presley.
During her teen years Sandy’s
voice had influenced the music industry significantly. She was asked to sing
background on recording sessions all over Memphis,
including Sam Phillips’ Sun Records.
Sandy’s unique voice was also recognized by RCA and her
career as a backup singer soared when she backed Elvis Presley on such hits as "Kentucky
Rain”, "In The Ghetto” and "The Wonder of You”, just to name a few.
In addition to the Elvis hits, Sandy recorded backup for Percy Sledge on his
timeless hit "When a Man Loves a Woman”. When Sand’s career led her to move to Nashville, she backed many
legendary country superstars ranging from Waylon Jennings to George Jones.
had a thriving career in the recording studio backing all these great artists,
her big dream was to become a recording artist herself.
As Sandy searched for just
the right song, Gary Walker, a Nashville
publisher, heard Sandy’s
magnetic voice. During this time, Gary
had discovered an unknown writer by the name of Martha Sharp. She had just
penned what was to become Sandy’s
long awaited, first, number one hit. The song was entitled "Born a Woman”.
Sandy Posey was nominated for two Grammys by the National
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, in two different categories, along with
Paul McCartney and Barbara Streisand. Sandy is married to Wade Cummins who performs as Elvis Wade.