Country rookie Mary Sarah has a talent for linking with Nashville icons three to four times her age. The 18-year-old's debut album, "Bridges," due May 13 on indie 144 Entertainment, features duets with Country Music Hall of Famers including Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. On April 17, she performed at the iconic Ryman Auditorium with Lynn Anderson and The Oak Ridge Boys, who also appear on the album, as part of the Opry Country Classics series.

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