B i o g r a p h y
Sultry songstress and multi-talented “Music City” native April Rucker grew up surrounded by a musical family which inspired her love for music. As a product of Nashville School of the Arts [where she honed her craft and studied various genres] she used her knowledge performing with groups and artists nationally and abroad before eventually stepping out to pursue a solo career. April has lent her vocal talents to artists including Grammy award winning Chrisette Michele, other well known artists such as Nick Jonas, Lalah Hathaway, Kevin Costner and Big Kenny of the Country chart topping duo Big & Rich. She has performed with many independent artists such as Shelly Fairchild, Will Hoge, Damien Horne of country trio "The Farm" and has opened for Neo-Soul artist Dwele.
Her debut release “Here I Stand” earned her a Nashville Music Award for “Urban Recording of the Year” in 2009– an honor shared amongst major artists Taylor Swift and Kings of Leon in their respective genres. In 2010 she was awarded “Best R&B Performer” in Nashville Independent Music Awards and received another NIMA for “Best R&B Female” in 2011. As of late April has been working with B.B. King Blues Clubs appearing internationally as the female vocalist for the B.B. King All-Stars on Holland American Line Cruise Ships across the world.
In addition to being a vessel for the healing powers of music she supports humanity through charitable endeavors including efforts for the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, various benefits to aid in disaster relief for 2010 Nashville Flood and Haiti Earthquake victims, and has served as a “Role Model for EDCT which is dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting those affected by disordered eating.
April’s smooth, seductive style and sweet soprano voice, filled with heart-wrenching emotion, lulls partakers into a world of pure tranquility. She wows crowds with intensity as well. The sassy performer’s writing, with its blend of Pop, Rhythm & Blues, is an amalgamation of personal experience and fantasy which often has an emphasis on love. It’s honest music for the wounded hearts of love-sick listeners everywhere.
ARTISTS APRIL HAS WORKED WITH
A THOUSAND HORSES
MAURETTE CLARK - BROWN