Exclusive: Rachel Holder talks Curb Records, Carrie Underwood co-write and discovering her four-octave range

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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.’"

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John Michael Montgomery – 10 Random Questions

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Kentucky native John Michael Montgomery is practically a country music legend in 2013. For many years he has been sharing his music with fans worldwide. He has had over thirty singles on the Billboard Country Charts, sold over 15 million albums and continues to bless us with his amazing country sound. His very first #1 was titled "I Love The Way You Love Me" which was also named Single Of The Year by Academy Of Country Music. Also amoung his many hits are "I Can Love You Like That" and "Sold (Grundy County Auction.)" John Michael Montgomery has had a tremendous amount of success when it comes to music and I think it's time we get to know him a little better.

1. What is your favorite thing about country music?

It has always been there for me through the ups and downs, highs and lows and it's made in America!

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