Sandy Mercer was born in a small town called Gary, West Virginia. Her ability to sing was noticed by her grandmother at the age of five. In grammar school she was permitted to leave the classroom to perform in talent shows. Sandy has performed and done background with many of the well known names in the musical world such as, Bobby Womack, O. V. Wright, Santana, Double Trouble, Bill Howard and Smoke, Mary Morrow, We The People, and The Bar Kays, just to name a few. Sandy Mercer has performed as a solo artist on a number of recording projects of her own. She has paid her dues.