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"I'm definitely afraid to make the leap but nothing worth doing isn't scary" says Potter.
From Broadway New York City, to Broadway Music City, Rachel is trying to start over in a genre that's had her heart since she was a child.
"I used to design album covers when younger. Loved Faith Hill and Martina McBride and watched cmt in my bedroom" she remembers.
But after college, Rachel was bit by the theater bug.
"When I graduated I needed a job, so i auditioned at Disney. I was The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Belle in Beauty and the Beast" she says.
Her Broadway career took off. She starred in hit musicals such as The Addams Family, Wicked and most recently Evita.
But in her free time, Rachel was writing and recording, preparing for her country debut.
Rachel released this six song EP, which features her single "Live The Dream", which is being played on www.cmt.com
"It was originally written about Broadway and The Ryman and the writer changed it to relate more to my story" says Rachel.
Rachel says she knows the transition isn't going to be easy, "You are begging people to come to your gig where as on Broadway they just show up and you don't have to do work".
But with her Broadway fans behind her and country fans starting to notice her pop country voice, Rachel Potter is certainly one country fans should be watching!
"I want to just be a voice for my generation and make good music people like to listen to and makes them happy when they hear it" she says.
You can follow Rachel on twitter at @therachelpotter
For more information on her music visit her webpage http://rachelpottermusic.com/
Monday, January 28 2013, 09:47 PM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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