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Rachel Lipsky

Nashville, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Nashville, TN | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Country Rock




"'Catch of the Day' - Rachel Lipsky - Ready Set Whiskey"

Today our Unsigned/Indy Artist Thursday focus shifts to an artist who first garnered attention by winning the Pepsi Southern Original competition in 2014, and who has opened for artists like Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum. Rachel Lipsky sound is the perfect blend of southern rock and country sass, Rachel invited her listeners to join her for the party. Besides the Pepsi Southern Original contest, she also been named the 2013 International Music & Entertainment Association’s Country Female Vocalist of the Year and was a finalist in UnSigned Only’s International Songwriting Competition. She has performed the National Anthem at numerous Pro Bull Riding Association and Charlotte Speedway events, and has even made several trips to perform for American Troops stationed overseas. 2015 has found her criss-crossing the country, performing for festival crowds at the Taste of Country festival in New York, Iowa’s Irish Festival, Montana’s Headwaters Country Festival, Country Jam Colorado and the Gulf Coast Jam in Florida. The only thing more obvious and undeniable than Rachel’s talent and unique sound, is the drive that keeps her out there, making more and more fans and followers every time she takes the stage. Her debut single is in our spotlight today. Rachel Lipsky and “Ready, Set, Whiskey” is the Unsigned/Indy Artist Thursday Catch of the Day, new music you haven’t heard, but you’ll want to hear it again.

Read More: 'Catch of the Day' - Rachel Lipsky | http://klaw.com/catch-of-the-day-rachel-lipsky-ready-set-whiskey-audio/?trackback=tsmclip - Seth Coburn

"Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett + More Rattle the Mountains at 2014 Country Jam Colorado [Pictures]"

Lady Antebellum drew the largest crowds at 2014 Country Jam Colorado on Friday night, but opener Thomas Rhett proved he’s well on his way to becoming a headliner as well. Kellie Pickler, Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson and Rachel Lipsky all played country’s most scenic stage for Day 2 of Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo.
Country music’s hottest trio closed with a 90-minute long set that included hits like ‘Downtown,’ ‘Need You Now’ and ‘I Run You,’ but also new songs like ‘Bartender,’ and ‘Freestyle’ from their upcoming album. It was just the second time Dave, Charles and Hillary performed the song live, and fans ate it up. Listen to a clip below.
A cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Rhiannon’ revisited their ‘CMT Crossroads’ performance with Stevie Nicks. The focus was on their original material however, with the crowd answering every call to sing along.

Rhett introduced his new single ‘Make Me Wanna’ and watched as fans filling the wide-open pasture grooved along to the Bee Gee’s-like beat. He also played covers, including songs he wrote (Lee Brice‘s ‘Parking Lot Party’), current hits he didn’t write (Luke Bryan‘s Country Girl’) and classics (Garth Brooks, ‘Friends in Low Places’). Fans flooded the general admission area quickly when his set began — by far this Georgia-native was the buzz act of the day.

That’s not to say the others were slacking. Pickler’s energetic hour-long set left everything she had on stage. Kramer broke into a mix of covers during her set. Alanis Morrisette, Eminem and Gnarls Barkley were all artists she sampled. Thompson was the day’s traditional sound. His rooted brand of blue collar country really started the party.

Newcomer Rachel Lipsky opened the show, with covers and orginals, including her new single ‘Bones.’ Day 3 of Country Jam Colorado includes Craig Campbell, Jerrod Niemann and Eric Church.

Read More: Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett at 2014 Country Jam [Pictures] | http://tasteofcountry.com/lady-antebellum-thomas-rhett-2014-country-jam-colorado-pictures/?trackback=tsmclip - TasteOfCountry.com

"Peace Train Article"

Peace Train: Thirty years of peace and justice in Boulder
RMPJC to honor local activists at Saturday event
By Judith Mohling
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

POSTED: 11/14/2013 12:29:09 PM MST

Whoever is out there dreaming of a better earth would do well to attend the 30th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center at their awards and dinner event Saturday, Nov. 16, starting at 5 p.m. at Boulder's Unity Church, 2855 Folsom St. (at Valmont Road).

Inspiration will be flowing as the award winners are introduced.

They are everyday common citizens who have had the guts and passion to stand up to the monolith that towers over us all. Wes McKinley, rancher, was foreman of the Rocky Flats Grand Jury that investigated environmental crimes at Rocky Flats. Jon Lipsky, former FBI agent, led the raid on Rocky Flats in 1989 that resulted in shutting it down. Never again would a plutonium pit be fabricated there. Their courage and the tangled web of government deception they attempted to untangle are documented in a book, "The Ambushed Grand Jury," by McKinley and Caron Balkany, attorney.

Tom Moore and Nancy Sullo have worked tirelessly to make justice a part of 'free trade' agreements. They were part of the Forthover and Nader campaigns and have written hundreds of letters to editors and to congressional representatives on issues that cried out to their sense of fairness as a way to live life. They have stood up and boldly spoken their truth to city council, at congressional hearings and town meetings. They nurtured the Left Hand Book Collective until it closed this past April.

New Era Colorado has been the remarkable David to the Xcel Goliath. Their solid determination to engage other youth and to raise the necessary funds to stand up to Xcel succeeded magnificently, and Boulder may be on its way to public ownership of our electric power system.

The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center was founded 30 years ago by activists protesting the manufacture of plutonium pits at Rocky Flats. They realized the need for a central organization to become the heart of local efforts to close Rocky Flats and to press on together towards peace and justice everywhere.

Saturday night's event celebrates all of this.

Dinner will be created and served by Food Not Bombs. Celebrated country singer Rachel Lipsky, Jon Lipsky's daughter, will sing. The local Solidarity Singers will continue the inspiration, singing activist music. There will be a silent auction and book-signing by Wes McKinley and Jon Lipsky.

The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center's "Peace Train" column runs every Friday in the Colorado Daily. - Judith Mohling/Colorado Daily

"Rachel Lipsky Emerges as New Country Star at CMA Music Week 2009"

Nashville, TN (Top40 Charts/ Cash Music Group) - Mission Viejo High School Graduate, Rachel Lipsky, recently got the chance of a lifetime to perform as the select opening act for TV/Film Star, John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding/Sex In The City) during a major country music concert in Southern California.
Rachel's rendition of the hit single COINCIDENCE set the stage for Corbett as headliner placing her in the position of a new country star on the rise.

This past weekend , Rachel got a call with the second chance of a lifetime. The legendary Cash Family invited Rachel to open for TV/Film Star, John Amos, on his country music debut performing songs from his new hot country CD release, WE WERE HIPPIES, during the biggest festival in Country Music, the CMA MUSIC WEEK 2009.

Rachel was scouted and pitched to the Cash Family by AWJ Platinum Executive, Belinda Foster. "Mr. Cash was looking for the right talent for this huge festival. I immediately thought of Rachel," says Foster.

Live at the CMA MUSIC FEST, Rachel performed as opening act for TV/Film Star, John Amos, with her crowd pleasing country rock original, JUST ENOUGH TO BE DANGEROUS, causing the crowd to jump to their feet in excitement for the infectious beat.

Rachel then joined R & B Sensation, Chris Tian, performing power back ups live on Amos' set which included his new country rock release, WE WERE HIPPIES, and other selections from his new CD, including the ballad, HOPELESSLY, and the hot country blues single, COME ON SUNSHINE. After the show, Rachel was greeted with compliments on her show by Country Music Superstar Ty Herndon along with Amos and the Cash Family.

Rachel Lipsky, CMA MUSIC WEEK's New Emerging Star, is a true Nashville Country Star. - Belinda Foster/Top 40 Charts

"Californian: Lipsky has high hopes for career in country music"

CALIFORNIAN: Lipsky has high hopes for career in country music
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By DARCIE J. FLANSBURG - For the Californian | Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 6:00 pm | No Comments Posted

Rachel Lipsky said one challenge she finds with the entertainment industry is meeting people that promise great opportunities and then never follow through.
"It's a real let down and disappointment, but you have to pick yourself back up and keep pushingforward," she said.

Originally from Denver, Lipsky claims that she has been singing since before she could speak. "I was always involved in church and school choirs, musicals, and theater," she said. "I used to play the violin, the flute and I have been dabbling on the keyboards lately, but I do not perform with any instruments." Lipsky said her inspiration to sing was intrinsic. "Singing was something that was in me ---- something I just had to belt out and do all the time," she said. "Celebrities inspired me to sing and pursue a career, and my family absolutely supported and encouraged my passion." Lipsky loves all kinds of country music ---- everything from Ray Price and Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Gary Allan. She will show off her country style on Saturday Country at the Merc. "Songs I have selected to sing at the Merc are 'There Is No Arizona,' 'Down In Mississippi,' 'Mi Vida Loca,' and 'Gunpowder and Lead,'" she said. "I picked these songs because they are sung by amazing female artists and these songs move me. Songs not only have to be moving and relatable to the artist but also to the audience and I believe these songs pull it off."

Though this is her first time at the Merc, it is not Lipsky's first time on stage. Lipsky has performed at The Coach House, Swallows, the Depot, Bluegrass Inn, the Wheel, the Limelight, Lake Mission Viejo, Brick by Brick, the Tiki Bar, Crazy Horse Saloon, and the Neighborhood Cup. Lipsky has many hopes for her future career as a country artist. "As a country artist I am looking forward to going overseas to entertain the troops, getting a major record label to sign me, I want to sing the National Anthem for professional sports games, and record and write more songs," she said. Lipsky also sings in Spanish and enjoys collaborating with songwriters from Orange County, Los Angeles and Nashville.

"There is a radio talk show host, George Noory, who has a 'Coast to Coast AM' show that always states 'There's No Such Thing As Coincidence,'" she said. "So one of the songwriters I work with, Nancy Anthis, wrote a song after that saying and she had me record the music and we sent it into him ---- hopefully he will want to play it as bumper music on his show." - Darcie J. Flansburg/Californian

"MVHS Grad Opens for country singer John Corbett"

Mission Viejo High School graduate Rachel Lipsky's voice was made for the stage.

From Lake Mission Viejo to venues across Southern California, Lipsky, 23, a country singer, is no stranger to the microphone. Just recently she was the opening act for the John Corbett Band at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.

Country singer Rachel Lipsky performed as the opening act for the John Corbett Band at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Jan. 15.

Occupation: Bartender

Residence: San Marcos

Family: Dad Jon, 54; mom Patricia, 53; sisters Kristin, 21, and Trisha Lee, 24.

Lipsky was excited to open for country singer John Corbett, an actor known for his roles in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Sex and the City."

Here is what she had to say about her experiences performing:

Q. How did you get your start in the music business?

A. I got my start in the music business when I had so much fun being a part of plays, musicals, and choirs since elementary school. Then in high school I received the opportunity to open for Toto and Chely Wright at Lake Mission Viejo. I would perform in local open mics and would sit in with other bands and musicians in different venues and bars around the area and in Nashville, Tenn. Most of the time it was get in, sing my songs, and get out because I was under 21 most places wouldn't want me in their establishment for very long. I was also fortunate to make an appearance at the Emmy's in September this past year.

Q. What is the most memorable moment so far in your career?

A. I was given my first solo in the fifth-grade choir concert. After the concert, I had a couple of younger girls ask for my autograph and right then realized I had a wonderful gift.

Q. What inspires you?

A. My biggest inspirations are my favorite musicians. I love watching interviews of my favorite artists to find out the hardships they struggled through to get to where they are, and what drives them to keep them inspired-in turn, their words and songs keep my internal fire going.

Q. What was it like opening for John Corbett's band?

A. Opening for John Corbett's band was such a thrill! They always put on a really great show with only four very talented musicians. They don't need a huge band to sound great. I honestly was quite nervous to open for him because I wanted to impress him; he is very serious about his music career and I knew he would probably be a hard critic. But John was very kind to mention me a few times while he was on stage, which is a huge honor, and after his show he gave me a huge hug and said he loved my show! He was also impressed by the standing ovation I got at the end of my set. It was such a pleasure to be a part of that special evening at the Coach House, and I hope to work with John Corbett and his band again soon.

Contact the writer: lbaguio@ocregister.com - Lindsey Baguio/Orange County Register

"John Amos to debut country single"

John Amos to debut country single

Published: June 14, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Television actor John Amos is to debut his country single "We Were Hippies" at The ABC Block Party, which is part of 2009 CMA Music Week in Nashville.
Amos is best known for his roles on TV's "Roots," "Good Times," "The West Wing" and "Men in Trees."

The actor is to perform his song, which was produced by the Cash family, in public and live Sunday afternoon at Jefferson's Restaurant and Hall. Joining Amos on stage will be new R&B sensation Chris-Tian and country artists Rachel Lipsky and Therese Marie.

"We are excited about hosting this incredible debut here at our venue where the people of Nashville can come and meet these great stars," Will Bright, president of Jefferson's Restaurant and Hall, said in a statement.

Cash Music Group said Amos is expected to meet and greet fans, and sign autographs after the performance, as well. - Belinda Foster/Cash Music Group


Still working on that hot first release.



Rachel Lipsky exploded onto the country scene after winning the Pepsi Southern Original competition. With a sound nestled in-between brass-knuckles country and high-heeled sass, she has opened for country superstars such as Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Eli Young Band, Kellie Pickler, Hank Williams, Jr., Toto and more. She has been invited by the Armed Forces to entertain the American troops overseas multiple times, as well as sung the National Anthem at Charlotte Motor Speedway, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the Professional Bull Rider's Assoc., at the Nashville Sounds, at Vanderbilt University and at Lipscomb University. Additionally, Lipsky won the Nashville Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands, IMEA's Country Female Vocalist Award and was a finalist in Unsigned Only's International Songwriting Competition for "Ready Set Whiskey."

Get to know Rachel better at www.RachelLipsky.com, www.facebook.com/RachelLipskyMusic, www.youtube.com/RachelLipsky and follow @rachellipsky on Twitter & Instagram

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