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Ciara Rae

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Most times artists write their own bio, about themselves, in third person. Which to be honest, I find a little creepy. Being that I’m the one writing it, I’d feel more comfortable telling you about myself directly — I’ll try to make it short and sweet. 

I am a Country/Pop artist that fuses these genres with my Soul music roots… Growing up listening to Garth Brooks and all artists of the Motown movement. 

I attended University of Miami’s Frost School of Music as a Jazz Vocal Major and later completed my degree at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College as a Songwriting and Music Business Major.

Over the last 8 years, I’ve toured all over the country playing shows like Summerfest Music Festival (Milwaukee), Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (Cheyenne, WY), Hard Rock of Hollywood, FL (opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sheryl Crow and more), Loretta Lynn’s Rodeo Stage (Hurricane Mills, TN), Key West Songwriter’s Festival (Key West, FL), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Tortuga Music Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and Humphrey’s By The Bay (San Diego, CA) — To name a few.

But that isn’t why it’s taken me so long to finally find the voice I have now.

2 years ago one of my closest relatives and biggest supporters, my grandmother, passed away after many, many years battling cancer in her bones… 

With her passing, she left me a small sum of money. 

In that same week I’d lost my job of 3 years (that had kept me afloat to pursue my artist career) after finally getting on my feet from almost being homeless… I was pretty close to packing up and going back home.

Leading up to this point, I had fallen victim to something many young artists do — I had let every new manager, producer or “music business person” tell me what I needed to sound like or be. I got used to following suit. 

This time, I decided I would use that money to keep me afloat, find a new job and put that money back into myself… Create the way I WANTED TO for once.

With that came my last project “Country Enough” featuring a song I’m most proud of… “Heartbreak Mistake”

I’ve been around long enough to know that this project may not catapult me into stardom… But I strongly hoped it would get me the respect and recognition in town from my colleagues that I so desperately had hoped for….

And I think it did.

I’ve begun to write and work with people I never imagined I would… With that I’m releasing my new project this year of 2021… And I can’t freaking wait.