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New Artist Spotlight: Rachel Wammack
With her soulful voice and Southern spirit, Wammack is country's newest sweetheart!
With her warm, soulful voice and sassy but sweet Southern spirit, Rachel Wammack is taking on country music with a unique sound and lively personality. Originally from Muscle Shoals, Wammack grew up listening to an array of old and new music idols, such as Otis Redding, Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, and Adele. She describes her music as “the trifecta of Country, Pop, and Soul."
Wammack wrote her first song at 12 years old. Five years later, Sony Music Nashville discovered Wammack at one of her shows in Muscle Shoals. At 23, Wammack signed her first record deal with Sony and just released her debut EP, Rachel Wammack. The self-titled EP features four tracks dealing with love, heartbreak, and finding strength.
“Hard To Believe" kicks off Wammack's EP. It's an upbeat break-up song highlighting the positives of moving on from a relationship. The song is filled with various guitars and mandolins, backed by a steady piano. The lyrics evoke vivid imagery and Wammack's songwriting chops shine through. If you need a pick-me-up, this song will do the trick.
Wammack embodies her female idols, Adele and Carrie Underwood, in “My Boyfriend Doesn't Speak for Me Anymore." Her vocals steal the show as she passionately sings about finding her voice and strength. The track is the epitome of a girl power anthem. All it takes is one listen and you'll be singing along.
Yesterday was an ultimate all day celebration… thank you for all the love and encouragement in response to my first EP as an RCA Nashville Recording Artist. Some of you have reached out that I haven't spoken to in years, some of you that I only met once at a gig back home, and some who have known me since I was a kid… and it has been the sweetest 24 hours. Really unbelievable to feel so supported because of my art. So here's a quick vid of me finally crying when they brought out a dessert surprise plate that said “congrats on your new record"… nobody even told them to bring dessert or what I loved… and yet there in the middle of two cakes was Crème Brûlée … if you know me, you know how it is my favorite. When I was a hostess during college in Florence at 360 Grille, singing when the restaurant got slow, other hostess and I would order Crème Brûlée. It's weirdly beautifully my memory dessert. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my different stages in life. It means so much. Here's to keeping it together all day and then tearing up over dessert. Don't be surprised if the next track is called #cryingovercremebrulee 😂💗
If you're interested in learning more about the women behind the songs, you definitely need to tune in to her new video series, This is Rachel Wammack, featured on her VEVO channel. Wammack shows viewers around her hometown and gives them a glimpse behind the scenes of her EP. She's definitely an old soul. View the first volume below:
Rachel Wammack is out now. Click here to listen now!