Tennessee roots help to shape Farragut grad's debut album

Tennessee roots help to shape Farragut grad's debut album

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Myra Sky recently returned to her East Tennessee roots to promote her new album. Myra Sky recently returned to her East Tennessee roots to promote her new album.
"My family is still here. My Mom and Dad are still here, so I always come back here. These are my roots, that's why my radio campaign started in the South," Sky said. "My family is still here. My Mom and Dad are still here, so I always come back here. These are my roots, that's why my radio campaign started in the South," Sky said.
Her album, "License II Love" is now available on iTunes. Her album, "License II Love" is now available on iTunes.
The Farragut High Schools graduate recently entertained nearly 250 girls at the Girls on the Run 5k in Tyson Park. The Farragut High Schools graduate recently entertained nearly 250 girls at the Girls on the Run 5k in Tyson Park.

By KRISTIN FARLEY
6 News Anchor/Reporter

FARRAGUT (WATE) - A Farragut High School graduate is using her voice and experience here in East Tennessee to help launch her music career.

While her debut album was not recorded here, she returned to her roots to pump up awareness before its release.

With her great pop sounds and magnetic smile, Myra Sky entertained nearly 250 girls at the Girls on the Run 5k in Tyson Park.

She even surprised the girls by sticking around to hand out finish line goodie bags, complete with her new CD: "License II Love."

Myra said her passion to pursue her dream comes from growing up here Tennessee.

"My family is still here. My Mom and Dad are still here, so I always come back here. These are my roots, that's why my radio campaign started in the South," Sky said.

The young singer, who would not reveal her age, was in town hoping to drum up some local support before its iTunes release.

Chances are, you may have seen her perform. Sky was president of the Farragut High School women's choir and she wasn't shy about performing as a teenager.

"I did everything I could in Knoxville," she told us. "I didn't care if they were putting me at a baseball game in the pouring rain, I was out there."

For her, she is living a dream and that's exactly what she hopes to inspire other young girls to do.

In fact, she sought out the after school mentoring program Girls on the Run, saying it was a perfect fit for her message.

"I am always on the search to find things inspiring young women," Sky said. "I looked at this and said they want them to be confident, they want them to be secure in themselves, and love themselves and love one another," she said, "I've got to be involved in this."

Myra Sky's "License II Love", was released on iTunes last week.

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