Adair, Tina


  • From Haleyville, Alabama.
  • Began singing at age 3 in her family band, Bluegrass Edition. They also recorded under the name The Adairs.
  • She plays mandolin, piano and all the bluegrass instruments.
  • 1996, won first place at the Pizza Hut International Bluegrass Showdown in Owensboro, Kentucky.
  • 1997, Tina recorded Just You Wait & See on Sugar Hill Records. It was produced by Jerry Douglas and featured guest musicians Chris Thile, Bryan Sutton, Aubrey Haynie, Alan O’Bryant and others.
  • 2002, received a degree in music business from Belmont University. She has worked there ever since at the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.
  • 2012, released Born Bad album (Tab Music Group).
  • 2012, formed the band Sister Sadie with Dale Ann Bradley (guitar), Deanie Richardson (fiddle), Gena Britt (banjo) and Beth Lawrence (bass). Their 2018 album Sister Sadie II was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2019 Sister Sadie won the IBMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year.
  • 2020, released album Oh Darlin’ (Pinecastle) a duet album with Dale Ann Bradley, under the name Bradley & Adair.
  • 2021, left Sister Sadie to continue her career as a solo artist. Released Tina Adair album (Englehardt).