Rachel Matkin

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Rachel Matkin
OriginFraser Canyon, British Columbia, Canada
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, flute, autoharp
Years active1995–present
LabelsCross Country Records
MCA Records

Rachel Matkin (born in 1975 in Fraser Canyon, British Columbia) is a Canadian country music artist. Matkin first began performing at the age of thirteen with her father Dave and her brothers Seth and Judd in The Matkin Family Band. They opened for Ian Tyson, Dwight Yoakam, Patricia Conroy, Lisa Brokop, The Moffats and Gary Fjellgaard.[1] At age fourteen, she won the British Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA) Junior Vocalist contest.

Matkin recorded one studio album for Cross Country Records, 1995's Living Beyond Our Dreams.[1] This album produced five chart singles for her on the Canadian country music charts, of which the highest was the No. 18-peaking "So, So Long." At the 1996 BCCMA Awards, Living Beyond Our Dreams was named Album of the Year. Matkin also won the Ray McAuley Horizon Award.[2] She caught the attention of MCA Records, who signed her to a distribution deal.[3] At the 1997 Juno Awards, Matkin was nominated for Best Country Female Vocalist. In 2006, after nine years out of the spotlight, Matkin joined the country music group Steelewater.[3]



Title Album details
Living Beyond Our Dreams
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: Cross Country/MCA Canada


Year Title Peak positions Album
CAN Country
1995 "Over You Now" 43 Living Beyond Our Dreams
1996 "Living Beyond Our Dreams" 29
"Waiting for You" 90
"So, So Long" 18
1997 "Over the Hardest Part" 44


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