Rhonda Towns

Rhonda Towns

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Country Music Artist "Rhonda Towns" has been seen in CMA Close-Up, Country Weekly, CMT, Billboard, Maverick and graced the covers of Power Source and Indie Islands Magazines. Featured on GAC and BET, a distinctive country music voice. "The Sweet Country Sounds of Rhonda Towns"!

Biography

The daughter of Reverend James and Mrs. Eula Towns, Rhonda is no stranger to Country Music. Rhonda made her debut as a country music singer on Ed McMahon’s Star Search as a champion female country music artist. “I was loving and singing to country music when country music was really not too popular. I just loved country music because it sound so much like what I grew up on in church”.
Rhonda’s love for music goes back to when she was a little girl singing in the church choir where her father was the Pastor at the tender age of four years old. Old southern hymns and upbeat contemporary country gospel songs were always heard from the choir stand on Sunday mornings
Rhonda, who is affectionately nicknamed Sissy, would entertain her classmates with songs from church at school in the gym when it was too cold or rainy to go outside and on the school bus on the ride home after school. Classmates would always beg Rhonda to sing another song. Rhonda won her first talent shows at her elementary school for two consecutive years in the school’s talent competition. Rhonda drew attention from a local country music television show that invited Rhonda to become a regular talent. After serious family discussions and careful consideration, the decision was made to decline the offer as her mother and father decided Rhonda was too young to begin a music career. Her education was paramount and Rhonda concentrated on school.
Rhonda’s musical influences are Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, and Vince Gill. “Reba has such strength and power in her voice. Patsy was soulful, bluesy, and had a unique country sound. She was way before her time. Loretta Lynn has an authentic sweet country voice I truly believe is an extension of her personality. Dolly Parton is the most amazing female country music singer songwriter of all times. Of all these remarkable entertainers, Rhonda will tell you that her mother has made the biggest impression on her life and her career. “My mother is my earthly spiritual partner. She has guided me through almost every challenge in my life and in the pursuit of my dreams. Her motto is ‘There is no such thing as can’t…and…if they can do it, you can do it, too!’.”
Rhonda has appeared on “Today’s Country” with Crook ‘n’ Chase, Good Morning Atlanta, Good Morning Arizona, Sonoran Living/Channel 15, Fox 10 News/Phoenix, Arizona, “First Annual Black Country Music Show” in Atlanta, Georgia, The Famous Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner, and Café Milano while appearing on shows for the Black Country Music Association in Nashville. Numerous mainstream media articles have written about Rhonda’s undeniable talent. In 2000 Rhonda made her debut appearance in Zurich as a headliner at the “16th Annual International Concert of Switzerland” followed by her national appearance and performance on the BET Network. This officially made her the first female African American Country Music Artist to debut in Switzerland and the BET Network. Rhonda performed for Country Thunder USA in 2003 and 2006.
Rhonda current single "Slow Rain" (written by Dobie Gray whose remake of "Drift Away" reemerged as a big hit), was released by request in the Fall of 2008 and is still active on country music radio playlists across the country.
Since the release of “Slow Rain” it has been featured in “Country Weekly Magazine, charted #3 highest position on country New Music Weekly Charts, tied #1 for six weeks on AllAboutCountry.com with Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long”, #2 as an Independent artist, #1 on Real Country Radio in Japan, and officially charting on the Nashville Music Row Charts.
Rhonda’s professional history includes working as a model, appearing in television commercials for Maxwell House, Toyota, Bounce, Mazda, Arizona Lotto/Arizona Lottery, and Arizona Health Department. Runway and advertising print work for Dillard’s, K-mart, Reba Wear, all under the direction of Ruth Leighton of the Leighton Agency, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona. Rhonda currently has an airing national Blue Diamond Almond commercial in national rotation.
Rhonda also gives back to her community by supporting the founding local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona by hosing a yearly concert for the foundation. Rhonda will Host her third benefit concert this year. She also supports Save the Foundation of Foundation of Arizona by giving the foundation donations from the sells of her album.
Music has been a part of Rhonda’s life as far as she can remember. Even though her journey has been challenging in country music, she still believes that hard work, honesty and values will always shine through and the rewards for that will be fulfilling.
Go to www.rhondatowns.com.

Discography

Debut CD:
Rhonda Towns "I Wanna Be Loved By You"

Available on I-tunes

For Immediate ReleaseMay 6, 2009!
Music City News Media & Marketing
Rhonda Towns (Dawn Records) is pleased to introduce the updated, comtempory remix of her current radio single "Slow Rain" written by Dobie Gray (Drift Away) Ricky Ray Rector & Bud Reneau.

Set List

Sets last for 30 to 45 minutes with a Full Band or Acoustic Performance with Acoustic Guitar and Dobro. Anyone who comes out to hear Rhonda Towns will wonder "Where has this amazing talent been hiding."!

Set List:
1) Plenty More Love
2) Lay The Heartache Down
3) I Wanna Be Loved By You
4) Almost Always
5) Slow Rain
6) Storm Before The Calm
7) Waiting For You
8) Somethin' Better
9) Go On With Yourself
10) Those Were The Nights
11) It's Over