Spitfire and Tennessee native Rachel Holder owes her budding career, in part, to such musical influences as Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga and Nashville tunesmith Katrina Elam. In fact, the singer's current single, "Lord Help Me," is an Elam co-write, which also enlists the superstar power of Carrie Underwood and Ashley Monroe (of the Miranda Lambert-helmed trio Pistol Annies, now on hiatus). Possessing a four-octave range, Holder goes for the punches in a vocal performance that is in a masterclass all its own. However, her voice isn't something she always had control over.
"It wasn’t until two years ago that I found out that I had a four-octave range. It’s definitely been a gradual process," she tells NashvilleGab. "It keeps growing every single day. We keep working on it. It’s not like we hit four, and we’re done. It’s more like ‘hey, let’s go for five.’"