Since before she was born into this world music has been influencing Chelsea Rae. Her mother attended a Judds concert when she was six months along with her and as the story goes over the years, it has been said that she could feel her kicking along to the rhythm of Kentucky duo.
Since then Chelsea has continued to hold on tight to those early influences of country music's legends like the Judds and Wynonna and modern country stars like Miranda Lambert, but has also seen her tastes blossom into other genres as she has grown and she can now state pop/rock influences like Kelly Clarkson, P!NK, and Colbie Caillat as well.
She has been focused on writing and performing songs since she was only 13-years old and in 2008, an 18-year old Chelsea Rae made the big move to Nashville to pursue her dreams of writing and performing her music. She jumped right in and began to work on her craft in-between a busy schedule of school (former Belmont Univeristy student) and work . Over the past two years of living in Nashville Rae has been quick to blaze her own trail with the likes of Nashville's finest including co-writing sessions Walker Hayes (Capitol recording artist), Bo Bice (Former Idol runner-up) and Bridgette Tatum (Co-wrote 2009's most spun song "She's Country"). In the spring or 2009 Rae released her debut EP, "Justice," in memory of fallen classmate and inspiration, Justice Fockler. The five song album gave listeners a sneak peak into Rae's country roots and spit fire attitude with lyrics like "Don't come cryin' to me I see you shakin' in your boots," and"Ask your neighbor for a dollar to cut the grass come Sunday me and dad we were catchin' bass..." In the fall of 2010 Rae made her follow up effort Ember, Rae shares, "I feel like this stuff is even more me then the first record if that's possible, it's a little more edgy I really look forward to everyone giving it a listen."