Rachels BioIt takes courage to even consider a career as a professional entertainer, but Southern Indiana'sRachel Timberlake has an extra supply of guts and guile. That's because she isn't one of those performers who've been on stage their entire life and knew singing would be their career choice before they had a prom date. Instead, she's made the decision after attaining success as a teacher, and after being encouraged by others to step out and display what's unquestionably a prominent, impressive and striking voice and delivery.
Timberlake has confidence rather than cockiness and that quality shows up very quickly when you hear her crystal-clear voice and energetic delivery. Unlike some performers who depend solely on their vocal abilities, she understands the importance of entertaining the audience with not only her voice but also her mannerisms, melody, pace, intensity and storytelling, and has that special quality to effectively combine all those things into one prominent package. With a deep religious faith and a devoted husband who believes in her, Timberlake also possesses the necessary resourcefulness for anyone who wants to succeed in today's crowded music landscape.
She has already been a big winner in several other ways. She was a collegiate basketball player before injuries ended her athletic endeavors and she turned to teaching, something she still loves even as she's preparing for the major life transitions that would come with country stardom. "I've really enjoyed teaching. It's been a stable, though certainly demanding job, but it's helped me professionally and personally,” she said. “When the children in my class have heard about me singing, they've been very supportive. While music is something I feel ready for and a challenge that excites me, I'm not just going to toss aside teaching and overlook what it's done for me.
"Aware that many performers relocate to Music City in order to achieve their goals, she's both willing to take the chance but wise enough to do it responsibly. "We had a great life and were happy prior to music," Timberlake concludes, "However we tried to start a family of our own without success and my perspective on life drastically changed. I grew up planning my adult life as far as school, marriage, a home and a family. "But one day I woke up and realized that I was not in control, and couldn't plan every detail of my life. I realized that you must trust that God's plan is right and follow his lead even though it may not be what you want at the time. Through that I have found a new passion, entertaining through music. When I get on stage it is an adrenaline rush like no other and I love going on the road and putting on high energy shows. If that path someday brings me to Nashville, then I'll be thrilled and happy to come."
What they are saying...
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"...Beyond doubt she's got the looks, the onstage energy, and definitely the vocal prowess to propel herself to the top!"
Read the lastest review of Rachel's debut self-titled album by Music News Nashville here!
"...because her future is definitely bright. Within a year, one of these songs will be a major hit...and you can bank on that!"
- Music News Nashville
"Everyone is anxiously awaiting for Rachel to release her new video, "Honky Tonk Queen". Working with well-known producer Chuck Howard of Nashville, the video is bound to be amazing! Gathering information from the lucky people that had the chance to be involved with the making of the video, it is said that the video is going to be truly amazing!!! The rumor is that she will be releasing it sometime soon, maybe even as soon as the beginning of September!"
- Official RT fan club