“From the first note... I was immediately impressed by the utter strength and clarity of her voice.”
RACHEL POTTER was born in New Orleans, raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, and spent her summers in Alabama- leaving her with strong southern roots. Her musical influences range from her rock-n-roller parents, her Baptist church upbringing, and her classical vocal training. She started out her professional career as a Christian recording artist, releasing her first self-written album when she was 15. While attending the University of Central a Florida, she performed at Walt Disney World in a few roles including Ariel, Belle and Nemo. After graduating with her degree in Advertising and Public Relations, she moved to New York City to pursue her love of musical theater. Soon after, she starred on Broadway in adaptations of The Addams Family, as Wednesday, Evita, as the Mistress, and Glinda in Wicked.
But Rachel always knew her heart belonged in country music. She recorded and released her debut EP, "Live The Dream," in 2012 which showcased her diverse musical background. Just a year later, she left behind the "Great White Way" to find her place among the neon lights of Music City.
Potter went on to become a Top 12 finalist on season three of The X Factor, earning international praise for her rendition of Queen's "Somebody to Love." Her take on the classic tune, which has now reached over 24 million views on YouTube, is featured on her brand new album, Not So Black and White - released independently in 2015. Follow her here: @therachelpotter