Bigger Picture Music Group welcomed singer-songwriter Rachel Bradshaw to its esteemed artist roster during an intimate cocktail reception and dinner at the stylish Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, April 4.
Rachel, a Dallas, Texas native celebrated her signing with a close group of family and friends including her father, famed NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw, mother Charla Bradshaw, Bigger Picture Group executives Keith Stegall, Michael Powers, Bob Cahill and David Robkin; Gary Veloric, Red Stripe Plane Group; and industry friends Bobby Huff (Ten Ten Music Group); Keith Miller (William Morris Entertainment) and Robert Ellis Orrall (songwriter/producer); among others.
“I’m proud to announce that Rachel will be joining the Bigger Picture Group artist family. She is an amazing talent, amazing singer, amazing songwriter and we are thrilled to be her new home,” said famed producer and Bigger Picture Group’s chairman and chief creative officer Keith Stegall.
With her signing, Bradshaw becomes the first solo female recording artist to join the next-generation company, whose roster includes names such as Chris Cagle, Craig Campbell, The Harters, Christian Kane and Zac Brown Band.
Bradshaw, who – after graduating high school – moved to Nashville in 2006 to pursue her music career, looks forward to making her mark in the world of country music.
“My parents wanted me to be in college but I came here to find out everything about music and about songwriting, who do I talk to, how do I talk to them?” Bradshaw said. “I spent a few years just meeting people and getting to know everybody I possibly could and I made friends and we’d start to write songs together.”
Bradshaw’s gritty, lower-pitched voice coupled with musical influences such as Patsy Cline, Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain gives her a unique yet familiar female sound.
Rachel isn’t the only Bradshaw in her family with a set of singing pipes, however.
The Washington Post writes that Rachel’s dad, who signed a deal with Mercury Records in the mid-1970s at the height of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has released five albums with various labels and plans to begin work on a sixth soon.
“I’m doing a Christmas album with (producer) Jerry Crutchfield,” Terry Bradshaw said. “Matter of fact I was on the phone before I came down trying to set up time. So I’m doing a Christmas album, you know totally out of my own pocket book, but I’ve always wanted to do a Christmas album. Always. I started one in L.A., but it was horrible. Long story there … .”
In case you’re wondering what Rachel Bradshaw sounds like, listen for yourself by watching her perform “My Turn” below:
Check out more of Rachel Bradshaw’s music at her official Myspace page. here.