Sara Groves (born Sara Lee Colbaugh, September 10, 1972 in Vineland, New Jersey, grew up in Springfield, Missouri, resides in St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American Contemporary Christian singer, record producer, and author. Groves received her Bachelor of Science degree in history and English in 1994 from Evangel University, a private Christian university in Springfield, Missouri. Groves spent four years teaching high school in Rosemount, Minnesota before recording her first album, Past the Wishing, in 1998. Since then, she has released nine additional albums and appeared on several others. Groves has been nominated for three Dove Awards including "New Artist of the Year" in 2002 and "Special Event Album of the Year 2003" by the Gospel Music Association. She was named one of the best Christian music artists of 2005 and the album, Add to the Beauty, was named "Album of the Year" for 2005 by CCM Magazine. Groves and her husband, Troy, have three children: Kirby (born in 2000), Toby (born in 2004) and Ruby Cate (born in 2007).