\RED BOW Records artist Rachel Farley cemented her status as Country music’s “One to Watch” this week, when her debut single “Ain’t Easy,” charged out of the gate as the #1 Most Added Song on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country radio charts.
With 39 first-week stations, the Georgia native’s statement song detailing her hard-knock life as a daughter of the sweet Southern Ground is also the flagship single from recently formed BBR Music Group and RED imprint RED BOW Records.
Farley’s “Ain’t Easy,” produced by Michael Knox, also entered the iTunes’ Country Top 200 shortly upon its release. Fans can preview and purchase the song at: http://smarturl.it/ainteasy-single
The 17-year-old Farley, who solely penned “Ain’t Easy,” exudes a conviction and authenticity while tackling topics way beyond her years. With her debut single, Farley confronts the battling duality of being raised as a sweet southern girl while simultaneously being taught to stand up for herself, her loved ones and her beliefs:
“I was taught to fight like hell and love like an angel/ Pray like a saint and run like a rebel/
Live each day like there’s no tomorrow/ Speak my mind and act like a lady/
I’ll always be my mama’s baby and you can’t ever tell me nothing/
Oh, loving a girl like me Ain’t Easy.”
The young Georgia native has already made a name for herself on the road as one of Country’s hottest up-and-coming live acts, going on the road with Brantley Gilbert when she was only fourteen. Opening tour slots for Colt Ford and Luke Bryan followed.
Spotlighted by CMT as one of the network’s Next Women of Country, Farley spent Summer and Fall 2012 opening for Broken Bow Records’ superstar Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party Tour. Farley’s unique style of Country Rock, paired with a youthful vigor and age-defying confidence on stage, has, in fact, earned the young artist comparisons to a female version of Aldean.