Award-winning Vocalist and Songwriter Rachel Dampier recently made her debut on Inspirational Country Music Radio with her upcoming single, “Strong Heart.” The single was released by HMG Nashville 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 radio until July. Inspirational Country radio consists of one 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 Singing 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.