Kentucky native Camille Rae, a classically trained vocalist whose career background includes time teaching high school choir and working in theatre, has spent the last several months crisscrossing the country, visiting country radio stations in support of her current single, “I Need Me.”
“My car is my house right now,” she jokes.
Rae stopped by the MusicRow office to perform tracks from her current album, Come Find Me. The singer-songwriter wrote or co-wrote seven of the album’s 15 tracks. The album also features the work of writers including Lindsay Ell, Jaida Dreyer, Chad Jeffers, Jason Eustice and Brian White. Her years of vocal training shine in her controlled, commanding alto on tracks like “Bitter” and “Come Find Me.”
“I Need Me,” the second release from the album, anchors the album, serving as a musical homage to finding strength and self-worth from within. Rae was the sole writer on the song, which she penned five years ago, during a time when she says she “felt trapped and limited in my career.”
Each time she takes the stage, Rae says she feels how audiences have quickly taken to the strength and vulnerability in the song.
“One time, I was singing this and a woman ran out crying. She came back and said after hearing the song, that she knew what she needed to do in her life. Music and art has a way of doing more than you can imagine.”
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