Rachel Zello: Guest Writer

(Photo courtesy of rachelzello.com)

The most meaningful songs are inspired by real life stories of tragedy and triumph. Few things have more impact than music that cut through the heart numbing pain of shattered relationships. Like most of us, Rachel Zello, a new Christian recording artist that has exploded on the contemporary Christian and Praise and Worship music scene with her debut single, “Set Me Free,” has experienced ups and downs, failure and success, and through a special God-given ability she uses her powerful voice, wide range, and unique resonate tone to strike an emotional chord that is universally relatable.   

Zello is a contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter from Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has performed across America, in India, Uzbekistan, Israel, Guatemala, toured with Aaron Boyd (formerly BlueTree), Dove nominated writer of the hit worship song, “God of This City” in 2018. In 2018 she caught the attention of the Recording Academy and was placed on the ballot for two Grammy considerations (2019).

Zello’s debut single, “Set Me Free,” off her upcoming full-length album, released on August 10, 2018, is inspired by her personal story and Psalms 34:18. Working with multi Grammy and Dove Award winning producer Glenn Tabor III (Elevation Worship, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman) Zello has crafted an exceptional debut that showcases her heartfelt vocals and meaningful songwriting. The single release is accompanied by a music video that plays like a movie with breathtaking cinematography produced by Madelenn Tabor, CMVA 2018 Music Video of the Year Award winner. “Originally, I went to GAT3 Studios to record one song.” Zello says. “Through the encouragement of Glenn, the one song turned into an EP, and then the EP turned into a full album.  What I love is that everyone at the studio recognizes that I am a fun-loving person full of joy and no longer broken. They have become like family and can clearly see that I am not defined by what happened to me.  I am defined by who I am in Jesus Christ.”     

When not on tour, Rachel attends LifePoint Church (Pastor Daniel Floyd) in Virginia, one of the largest and fastest growing multi-site churches in America.   

Find out more about Rachel at rachelzello.com/about and follow Rachel on Instagram @rachelzello.