Sherrié Austin, an Australian singer and songwriter, broke new ground with her 2001 release, Followin’ a Feelin’. While she had several hits with her first two pop-infused albums and sales close to half a million records, Austin chose to leave Arista, an established label, and sign with the independent Wrensong.
Austin got her start in music opening for Johnny Cash in Australia at the age of 14. She later moved to the United States where she took up acting. She is most known in America for playing the role of Pippa McKenna on The Facts of Life. She also appeared as "Lady Penelope" on the first season of the TV comedy series Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring Will Smith.
Austin moved to New York City in 2005 and appeared in the New York Musical Theater Festival's production of Bonnie & Clyde. The following year, Sherrié performed in Ring Of Fire- The Johnny Cash Musical Show at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. She also performed in the production of Warrior, a musical about the American-Indian athlete Jim Thorpe, where CurtainUp.com described her as "outstanding". She returned to Nashville in 2006.
"a sultry young country music singer…That twang in her voice provides some much-needed authenticity in excellent pop-country numbers like "Ain't Goin' Back." New York Times