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STRONG HEART #5 INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG 

(Nashville, Tennessee) – November 19, 2013- Powerhouse Vocalist-Songwriter Rachel Dampier hit the top 5 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) charts this month with her single, “Strong Heart.” The single was released in June, and has climbed to #5 in only 5 months. ICM radio consists of several thousand radio stations with Christian and Country music formats. Rachel was also named a Top 5 Finalist for ICM New Artist of the Year in August.

She has been on The Resilient Tour since February, making over 30 appearances this year. The tour took her from Times Square in New York, along the east coast in Alabama and Georgia, and to several countries in Asia. She also performed in notable venues in Nashville, Tennessee and gave several radio interviews. Reflecting on the year, Rachel says, “I just feel really blessed that God is allowing me to take the trials and triumphs I’ve been through and turn them into encouraging music that points the way to Him. To see other people blessed by those songs, it’s humbling and it’s priceless.”

Rachel (Saunders) Dampier grew up on the Florida-Alabama line in the small town of Bonifay, Florida. Bonifay is a town famous for rodeos and home to the former, “Biggest All-Night Gospel Sing in the World.” Rachel grew up listening to her mother’s gospel music fill the house, and often sang in church and local concerts. Since childhood, she has written and performed music in churches, colleges and other venues throughout the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. A few highlights of her experience include her performance on the ABC network and in several family television series. She has opened for major artists in Christian, Country and Pop music, and recently recorded a duet on her latest album with American Idol finalist Ricky Braddy. Her previous album, Vintage Gospel, garnered an Angel Award in 2008.

Rachel is becoming known for her powerhouse vocal ability, heart-gripping lyrics and tireless advocacy. Her album is called “Resilient by Love,” and is available on iTunes, Amazon, multiple other online retailers, and her website, racheldampier.com. 

TOP 15 SONG, SELECTED AS ICM AWARD FINALIST 

(Nashville, Tennessee) – September 1, 2013- Powerhouse Vocalist-Songwriter Rachel Dampier made the #15 spot in Inspirational Country Music (ICM) charts this month with “Strong Heart.”  The single was released in June, and debuted at # 77. ICM radio consists of several thousand radio stations with Christian and Country music formats.  

Rachel was also named a Top 5 Finalist for New Artist of the Year by the ICMA in August. Nominations for the annual ICM Awards are voted nationally by members in the music business and radio industry, as well as, fans across the country.  The 2013 ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Convention and Awards will take place at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee October 20-24. Some highlights of the week include the annual ICM Faith, Family and Country™ Talent Show, The Power Source #1 Party, Media Appreciation Luncheon, the annual membership breakfast, seminars, incredible live music and much more.  Dampier will be performing several showcases during the week, including a performance of her single on The General Jackson Riverboat in downtown Nashville.

Rachel (Saunders) Dampier grew up on the Florida-Alabama line in Bonifay, Florida. Though it has about three stoplights, Bonifay is a town famous for rodeos and home to the former, “Biggest All-Night Gospel Sing in the World.” Rachel grew up listening to her mother’s gospel music fill the house, and often sang in church and local concerts.  Since childhood, she has written and performed music in churches, colleges and other venues throughout the US, Europe, Middle East and China. A few highlights of her experience include her performance on the ABC network and in a television series with Cover Girl Cosmetics Model Jennifer O’Neill. She has opened for major artists in Christian, Country and Pop music, and recently recorded a duet on her latest album with American Idol finalist Ricky Braddy.  Her previous album, Vintage Gospel, garnered an Angel Award in 2008. 

Rachel is becoming known for her powerhouse vocal ability, heart-gripping lyrics and tireless advocacy.  Her album, “Resilient by Love,” is available on iTunes, Amazon, multiple other online retailers and her website, racheldampier.com.  She is currently singing on The Resilient Tour in Asia.
 

NEW SINGLE, “STRONG HEART” CLIMBING ICMA CHARTS 

(Nashville, Tennessee) - June 20, 2013- Award-winning Vocalist and Songwriter Rachel Dampier recently made her debut on Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Radio with her upcoming single, “Strong Heart.”  The single was released by the ICMA as a test run digital download for June, and debuted at # 77 and has since climbed to #61.  The actual single will not officially be released to ICM radio until July.  ICM radio consists of several thousand radio stations with Christian, Country or both Christian and Country music formats.  


Strong Heart, co-written by Rachel, is from her latest album “Resilient by Love.” It is a song about a woman overcoming hard times, rising above her current situation and desiring to leave an inspiring, Godly legacy.  Rachel knows the theme well, having written her life’s ups and downs into many of the album’s songs.  Strong Heart was inspired by Rachel’s struggle and triumph over a heart-rhythm disorder, and for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, who later named Rachel a Spokesperson. 

Rachel was raised on the Florida-Alabama line in Bonifay, Florida. Though it has only about three stoplights, Bonifay is a town famous for rodeos and home to the annual Gospel “Biggest All-Night Sing in the World.” Rachel sang at that event, and often in church.  While growing up in the Panhandle, other doors began to open for her to sing. Since childhood, Rachel (Saunders) Dampier has written and performed music in churches, colleges and other venues throughout the world.  Those venues include those in the US, Europe, Middle East and China. A few highlights of her experience include her performance on the ABC network and in a television series with Cover Girl Cosmetics Model Jennifer O’Neill. She has opened for major artists in Christian, Country and Pop music, and recently recorded a duet on her latest album with American Idol finalist Ricky Braddy.  Her previous album, Vintage Gospel, garnered an Angel Award in 2008.

Rachel hopes that the new project will encourage people who listen to find the resilience that she has found from God. 
The Resilient Tour is taking Rachel along the east coast to venues and radio stations from New York City to Florida with international dates in the works. Rachel is becoming known in the southeast United States for her powerhouse vocal ability, heart-gripping lyrics and tireless advocacy.

 

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