Emerging country artist Rachel Farley may be young, but her talent and stage presence is that of a seasoned veteran. Her new single “Ain’t Easy” shows just what this Georgia native has to offer. She is a singer/songwriter who has already been on the road with some of country’s biggest names. She was spotlighted as one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” and is working on her debut album. CMTT was lucky enough to catch up with Rachel to talk to her about making her Grand Ole Opry debut, the advice Brantley Gilbert has given her, new music and more.
CMTT: Is your new single “Ain’t Easy” somewhat autobiographical?
Rachel Farley: Absolutely. The song is an introduction to me. It helps people get to know who I am and what to expect from my music.
CMTT: How and when did you know you wanted to be a country singer?
Rachel Farley: I never didn’t know…It is all I have ever known and all I have ever been interested in is playing music. I have always had that focus that this was that I wanted to go after. I have been blessed to already have some big opportunities at this point in my life that is allowing me to do what I love to do.
CMTT: Who are some of you influences?
Rachel Farley: My mom listens to all kinds of music. I grew up listening to Martina McBride, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Jett, and Pink. Music from all sorts of genres has incorporated itself into my world.