It doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t take long to realize that Moxy Records recording artist, Chelsea Field, has what it takes to make it as a star in the music business: the voice, the songs, the looksÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ In fact, all one really has to do is watch this striking entertainer perform in front of a crowd for a song or two and it becomes more than obvious that she has the talent to succeed. But Chelsea also possesses something a little less evident; something that goes far beyond common surface-level comparisons. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a rare combination of qualities shared by those same artists that have topped the charts and filled the airwaves for decades.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Strong-willedÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Ã¢â‚¬Å“FearlessÃ¢â‚¬Â… Ã¢â‚¬Å“Opinionated and ambitiousÃ¢â‚¬Â… Ã¢â‚¬Å“Passionate and personableÃ¢â‚¬Â… These are just a few of the traits that have been used to describe Chelsea Field, both on stage and off. Regardless of how one chooses to phrase it, the truth is that Chelsea knows exactly what she wants as an artist and as a person, and she has little fear about achieving any of her goals. After all, when your first job is selling construction door-to-door as a teenager, you learn a quick thing or two about persistence and the value of hard work.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been singing since I was four years old,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Chelsea. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in my blood and kind of always came naturally to me. I think it was the first time that I saw Shania Twain in concert that I really knew that performing, as opposed to just singing, is what I was really meant to do.Ã¢â‚¬Â
At 19, the Marion, Ohio, native moved to Nashville, where she first began to put the pieces in place for the release of her debut album, produced by award-winning songwriter and producer Trey Bruce (Trace Adkins, Chris Ledoux, Sir Cliff Richard). Already an accomplished songwriter in her own right, Chelsea continued to craft new material while fielding submissions from some of NashvilleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finest writers in her search for just the right collection of songs. Finding the ones that balanced her Country influences with her Pop interests was a painstaking and time-consuming process, but one she wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t willing to compromise on, she says.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“For better or worse, the songs you choose to put on your album determine how people perceive you and your style as an artist,Ã¢â‚¬Â she explains. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was important for me to find the songs that fit me, because while one song might be great for another singer, it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come across to the fans as mine if it sounds like somebody else.Ã¢â‚¬Â
As a performer, opening for stars like Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Billy Currington, Phil Vassar, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich and many others has given Chelsea a valuable opportunity to learn from some of the most successful entertainers in Country music. It also helped her grow as an artist, developing quite a dynamic stage presence along the way.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think that opening for those artists has motivated me even more as a performer, because IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been on those big stages, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve felt the energy from those crowds,Ã¢â‚¬Â she says. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It just makes me want to work that much harder to get out there again on my own, because thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s where I belong.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In many ways, Chelsea Field is already a seasoned artist and performer. Her understated intensity, coupled with an undeniable will to succeed, has prepared this talented young singer for a long and prosperous career.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got all the confidence in the world right now,Ã¢â‚¬Â she says of her new material and live show. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Really, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been a performer all my life, and being out in front of all those fans are some of my favorite moments of this whole processÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been waiting all my life for this.Ã¢â‚¬Â