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Holder releases Curb debut

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – The debut single, In Your Arms, by Rachel Holder on Curb Records is out.'

The song mines pop-country. "I chose that song because I could really relate to the lyrics, and I think that a lot of other women will, too," she said. "I'm excited about the way the song has come together, and I really think that the video for it is such a unique concept that people will definitely stop and take notice."

Holder worked with producer and publisher Chuck Howard, film and television producers Marvin Baker and Ann Gillis and songwriter Bill Luther.

"I've already learned that it takes more than a few good songs to make it in Nashville," said Holder, 19. "These days, I don't think that there's any one formula for success, necessarily, but I know you have to have faith in yourself, passion for the music and a serious will to succeed. And great songs."

As a child performer, Holder split time between attending school in Chattanooga, Tenn. and performing theater shows in Pigeon Forge, one of Tennessee's most popular tourist destinations. By the time she was old enough to drive, she had added more than 800 Broadway-style shows to her resume, often performing two or three shows a day.

Holder apparently has confidence in herself. At 15, she attended a Vince Gill concert in Chattanooga with her parents. In between songs, Holder raised her hand and boldly (yet politely) asked to join Gill on stage to sing a duet. Gill, surprised and somewhat amused, agreed, and soon the two brought down the house with a version of Oklahoma Swing.

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