If ever there was proof that big things come in small packages, it's Rachel Williams. The super-sized talent in this petite redhead has brought audience after audience to its feet--in venues from small, intimate clubs to big, outdoor concerts. Whether she's bringing down the house with her own brand of rockin', R& B country or wringing hearts with a soulful ballad, folks can't get enough of Rachel Williams.
A lot of country music fans heard Rachel for the first time on the USA Network's Nashville Star 2 television program, where she was one of the top 15 contestants nationwide. After Rachel's appearance on the show, viewers from all over the country and across the world sent her fan messages. Contest finalist Lance Miller sums it up when he says, "Rachel has the kind of pure voice and confident stage presence that just blow you away."
After her success with Nashville Star 2, the next step was natural: Rachel released her own debut CD, First Day Of The Truth, on Regaltone Records. Produced in Nashville at a top studio with A-list musicians, this CD allows Rachel to show off the kind of music that she likes best, rockin', in-your-face country. Rachel has been promoting the CD in Music City, where the response from audiences and industry insiders alike has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Larry Wayne Clark of @MusicRow says "…living in Nashville and singing better than ever, Williams has released an indie CD that should stand proudly beside anything coming out of Nashville this year."
To Rachel's fans in her home state of Michigan, it's no surprise that Nashville audiences are knocked out. Rachel's "original" fans have followed her progress from school shows (she says she learned to ham it up--pun intended--in the Three Piggy Opera in elementary school) to talent contests and major concert events. With every performance, the ranks of Rachel's fans have increased. She has proven her appeal to large, live audiences, getting a great response opening for national acts such as Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Catherine Britt, Mark Chesnutt, Tammy Cochran, Diamond Rio, Emerson Drive, Andy Griggs, Sammy Kershaw, Ronnie Milsap, Dan Seals and Clay Walker. When Rachel and her band opened for Wynonna, the audience was out of their seats and going wild. After just one set, a lot of Wynonna fans were Rachel Williams fans, too.
The folks lining up for Rachel Williams autographs and T-shirts after that concert were the icing on the cake for Rachel, who had finally met her musical idol, Wynonna Judd. It was Wynonna and Naomi Judd who first hooked Rachel on country music. When she was just two years old, Rachel's grandfather took her to a Judds concert and for years she wouldn't go to sleep unless there was country music playing.
Let's all be grateful that Rachel went to that early concert so that now we can enjoy her dynamic arrival on the country music scene. Whether you catch her singing her own songs at a songwriter's night in a Nashville club or playing her whole range of knockout material at a major concert event anywhere, don't miss out. Once you hear Rachel Williams, you'll be a fan, too!
Soulful Southern Rock
Copeland Tucker Management
1008 17th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212
Bobby Roberts Company
I watched Rachel grow up from a cute 15 year old who sang country at some local fairs to the Dynamo she is today. I can tell you it was an interesting adventure to see this local singer explode into the kind of singer Nashville rarely sees. If anyone who's anyone is viewing this, you already know what kind of power our little redhead has. Don't you think it's time the world knew as well? ....
Larry Garcia for DetroitCountryMusic.com
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