About "Michelle Rae"Michelle Rae is a dynamic powerhouse, captivating her audiences with her voice and stage presence. Entertaining in and around the Richmond, Virginia area for the past 11 years, she has been blessed with a special gift setting high goals and succeeding in attaining them.
Michelle Rae is a relocated Californian seeking to put roots down on the east coast. She is a crowd pleaser with both young and old at heart covering music to span all ages. Her ability to work a stage large or small supports the fact that she is a true professional in every aspect of the music industry.
Michelle Rae began her musical career owning a disc jockey - karaoke - singing telegram company. Her drive, persistence, professionalism and self-confidence are the main force behind her success. She has proven to her constituents she is worthy to work in the circles of professionals in all fields of music. She has corporate - personal interest groups - non-profit organizations - charities and many other clients, that call back year after year to provide service in one realm or another.
Michelle Rae has also directed her energies behind the scenes, working and assisting the stage manager at the State Fair of Virginia. Michelle Rae also holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Chesterfield County Fair, along with membership to the Chesterfield County Fair Association and Virginia State Fair Association. Michelle has produced her own Saturday Morning musical radio show on WXGI AM 950, “Jamboree Backstage”. In 2002 she was given the opportunity to produce and direct a live musical variety show. The event was sponsored by the local radio station, which proved to be a success, but they decided to call it quits mid 2004. Soon after, Michelle decided to do a spin off of the show and strike out on her own. On June 5, 2004, Michelle and The “Rae” of Sunshine Band opened the very first “Michelle Rae’s Country Jamboree” show.
Michelle Rae began performing as a solo artist in 1997 accomplishing many great strides to where she is now. After performing for many years at weddings, dinner shows and private parties, she decided it was time to take her career to the next level. Due to a large volume of requests, she knew it was time to pursue the idea of recording a CD. Her long awaited dream began to develop in September of 2002 when she received a call from a Nashville producer of Foxfire Records. Michelle soon learned that a Rhoade Island radio disc jockey and good friend had submitted her promo CD to the Tennessee recording studio. The producer immediately liked what he heard and she was officially signed onto the label in early 2003. April 2004, the first single, “Definite Maybe”, was released to over 8000 radio stations across the United States and overseas. Only two weeks after the release, the song charted at number 40 and has been on a steady climb up the charts each week quickly working its way to the top ten. Iowa Traditional Magazine editor, Bill Everhart, in reviewing Michelle’s new CD compared her with Wynonna Judd in an article published in the April 2004 issue of the magazine
Michelle was nominated for several Nashville King Eagle Awards. She now holds the title “Best New Up & Coming Artist for 2002” and is the recipient of the “Career Achievement Award” 2003. When in Nashville, she is a regular guest on “The Legendary Johnny Daniels Bluegrass Show” shown on CATV Ch 19 and is a regular on country hit musical TV show in Dickson Tennessee, The Grand Old Chicken Hatchery.
October 2007 I look back and am amazed of where things are now. I appear on a few more TV shows in Nashville~ completed an all original 14 song CD released early 2007 which can be purchased on my myspace. Am now with Stardust Records in Nashville and very fortunate to be on radio here in America and Overseas and charting very well. I am on the road more and looking forward to more dates. I was invited and sponsored to join R.O.P.E. an orginization originating with Nashvilles country music legends ~musicians ~ promoters and country music fans. I still have a hard time with autographs ~ I find it utterly amazing people would want one... there is no money in the bank :)
Michelle Rae would also like to give Thanks and Praise to Jesus Christ for his sacrifice and God for the gift of music, through his divine intervention he has her career planned. As long she hears his whispers she will attain all he has planned.
She Thanks everyone from the bottom of her heart for all of your love and support.
God Bless and Thank You
A Day without a Song, is like a Day without Sunshine
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