Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On The Edge Presents: April Rucker The Songstress

Nashville native April Rucker was surrounded by a musical family who helped inspire her love for music. She pursued a formal education in music by enrolling in Nashville School of the Arts. There she honed her craft, focusing on a vast variety of music, making history along the way with many firsts. She has lent her vocal talents to artists including Grammy and AMA award winning artist Yolanda Adams and Big Kenny of the country chart topping duo Big & Rich. April has traveled to Europe where she performed and worked with young vocalists in Norway.

 April’s smooth seductive style, influenced by artists such as Jill Scott and Amel Larrieux, sends listeners to a place some only visit in their dreams. Her debut release Here I Stand earned her a Nashville Music Award for Urban Recording of the Year in 2009– an honor shared amongst other Album of the Year winners such as Taylor Swift and Kings of Leon in the respective genres. April has also received multiple nominations in the Nashville Independent Music Awards including Best R&B Performer and Artist of the Year to name a few. Though her soft, sweet soprano voice can lull partakers into a world of pure tranquility, she wows crowds with intensity and strength as well. April’s writing is an amalgamation of personal experience and fantasy; ensuring music that’s relatable. It’s the best of both worlds in a unique blend of Pop, Rhythm and Blues which she refers to as "Soula-Pop”.

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