Meet new country artist, Rachel Farley, a Georgia native who's voice belies her age of 17.  And while the studio can make many artists better than their true performance, this is a natural sound that you can hear live too.  So how does a 17 year old, learn so much about life?  Read more to find out and check out some concert video that will make you quote Randy Jackson, "whoa DOG!"


Rachel says she began playing guitar at age 5, and by the time she was 12, she played her first gig.  Although it didn't quite work like she thought.

That first show wasn't exactly a dream come true. "The show was two hours long and, about two weeks before the show, I realized my eight songs weren't going to go very far," she laughs. "So I had my elementary school music teacher come out and play a few songs with me. That made it last about an hour, I took a 15-minute break and did the exact same set again. I had the place packed with friends and most of them never came out to see me again. And I don’t blame them at all.


Rachel credits meeting Brantley Gilbert when he a rising star with teaching her it doesn't "take expensive lights and videos" to put on a show.  And that was at age 13.  She would later sing background vocals on Brantley's hit, "Kick It In The Sticks" and now opens for Jason Aldean's tour.  Read more about Rachel here and check out some live performances and the offical lyric video to her debut, "Ain't Easy" below.