With her powerful, little-girl voice, Sarah Buxton paid her dues in relative obscurity until country superstar Keith Urban covered her track "Stupid Boy." It was an odd choice for a male to sing, and because of that it stood out among the songs on Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing. Growing up in Kansas, Buxton was heavily involved in music, singing in a children's choir and taking piano and flute lessons. A chance encounter with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks inspired Buxton to head to Nashville. There, she enrolled in college and joined the band Stoik Oak. The group toured the region for three years. In that time, she began a relationship with the guitarist. The two married but things ended in divorce. Discouraged by her situation as well as her voice, Buxton turned to her friend John Rich of Big & Rich for advice. He set her up with writing appointments and eventually the singer got her confidence back. Once Urban's version of "Stupid Boy" came out, Buxton had finally arrived. She signed to Lyric Street and released a smattering of well-received singles, followed by her debut album in 2010.