RACHEL WAMMACK NAMED ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S COUNTRY ARTIST TO “BREAK BIG IN 2019″; SINGER-SONGWRITER ONLY NASHVILLE ARTIST SELECTED
Newcomer Praised for “Best Music of 2018” by NPR and Rolling Stone While Deemed “Artist to Watch” By Multiple Critics
NASHVILLE, TN – Jan. 04, 2018 – RCA Nashville’s Rachel Wammack has forged her own path in Country music as the only artist in the genre selected for Entertainment Weekly’s “2019 Artists to Watch” list. After the release of her autobiographical debut single “Damage” found on her self-titled EP, ongoing critical praise continues to follow as she has made AOL, Pandora, Music Row, Pop Culture, Sounds Like Nashville’s “Artist to Watch” list as well. Additionally, Wammack was dubbed one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Best County EPs of 2018,” showing off “enormous potential for the young Muscle Shoals native” as well as NPR’s “Best Music of 2018” list.
Already known as one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” Wammack has also been announced as part of CMT’s “Listen Up” 2019 class where the program will highlight her new music and videos across all CMT platforms. With “country, soul, and pop running through her veins” (The Bobby Bones Show), there is an “undeniable air of confidence and sincerity when she performs” (Taste of Country) that continues to captivates fans and critics alike.
“Her four-track self-titled 2018 EP offers a glimpse of a singer-songwriter with a strong pop sensibility and a skill for melding it with contemporary country in ways that should prove amenable to radio. –Entertainment Weekly
“In her first single “Damage,” Wammack acknowledged lasting relational wounds with a swelling display of compassion and composure reminiscent of McLachlan. Elsewhere on this year’s digital EP, the younger singer-songwriter mustered a bit of soul-pop heat from an empowered posture.” – NPR
“Her debut single “Damage” puts her in other territory entirely — in this case, she comes off like a master balladeer and chronicler of the human condition, observing and nursing a group of lonely hearts from the other side of a bar” – Rolling Stone
“Her capable, strong soprano gravitates toward intimate warmth rather than overwrought vocal gymnastics.” – Music Row
“A much needed female voice on country radio….Wammack’s poignant piano ballads are an introduction to an already bright future.” – Sounds Like Nashville
The 24-year-old Muscle Shoals native has a “deep-rooted, classic sound” (Wide Open Country) influenced heavily by the rich music history from her hometown of Muscle Shoals. Throughout her adolescent years, she expressed her art in songwriting, storytelling and the high school band, before earning a college degree from the University of North Alabama. At the age of 17, Wammack was discovered by a Sony Music Nashville executive at a piano restaurant which led to her record deal five years later and the release of her self-titled EP in April, helmed by award-winning producer Dann Huff. Showcasing a “powerful, raw, honest collection” (All Access) the 4-song introductory features her autobiographical debut single “Damage,” which she co-wrote with award-winning songwriters Tom Douglas and David Hodges. Proving “the rising star is here to stay” (Radio.com), her wildfire momentum continues to grow as she showcases “an undeniable air of confidence and sincerity when she performs” (Taste of Country) on the road with Brett Young on his CMT ON TOUR: HERE TONIGHT. For more information visit www.rachelwammack.com.
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