Welcome to the official website for American Idol season 11 top 24 finalist Chelsea Sorrell.
For 4 years, Chelsea was lead female vocalist for the North Carolina based Chris Lane Band. With the band, she had the opportunity to open for artists such as Darius Rucker, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, Jerrod Neiman, Rodney Atkins, Randy Montana, Chuck Wicks, James Otto, Laura Bell Bundy, Brantley Gilbert, Eli Young Band, Sister Hazel, and Cobra Starship.
In 2012, Chelsea competed on season 11 of American Idol and out of numerous contestants and rounds, made it to the live portion of the show as one of the season’s top 12 female finalists.
Now pursuing her solo career, Chelsea has just released her debut EP which is currently featured in the iTunes country “New and Noteworthy” section.
Since American Idol, Chelsea has opened for national recording artists such as Darius Rucker, Brett Eldridge, Joe Nichols, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery Gentry, Love and Theft, Colt Ford, Parmalee, Chairmen of the Board, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan and Rodney Atkins.
“First of all I want to thank GOD for the abilities he has given me with and all the opportunities he sends my way… I’m VERY blessed! Music has always been an important part of my life. I’ve been singing since I could talk! I used to sing karaoke with my Nana when I was as little as two years old– I would tote around the karaoke machine that was bigger than I was! I was ready to put on a show for everyone in the house. I loved to perform; if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always answer, without hesitation, a country singer and a mom. Still remains the same today! I believe music has the power to affect positive change. Music can just change your mood from and awful day.. to a great one.. sometimes it can bring up emotions and make you cry… but it always makes you feel SOMETHING..that just blows my mind.. It has the ability to move people, and I’d like the chance to change people’s lives through music.” - Chelsea