Goulburn is in for a treat when Rachael Fahim performs at the Goulburn Workers Club as part of her nationwide tour on Friday, August 3 from 10pm.
Ms Fahim will show off her new single "What I Don't Know" which managed to receive a whopping 50,000 streams within 48 hours of its release.
The Cherrybrook resident was bullied during high school, but used music as a way of letting out her emotions.
"I really started to focus on music when I was in high school as I got a pretty hard time from the girls and music was my release," she said.
She hit back at her bullies in the best way imaginable by releasing the single "Brake Light" earlier this year, which reached number one on the Country Music Channel, number two on the Australian Country Music Single Charts. She also boasts being the most streamed female country pop artist of this year.
Dubbed as Australia's answer to Taylor Swift, the 22-year-old is stoked to be given that reputation and does not feel any added pressure at all.
"I think that's exciting. I've been a huge fan of Taylor Swift for a very long time. There's no pressure as you can't try to be someone else. I'm just trying to be me and I think that's important," Ms Fahim said.
The 2017 Toyota Star-Maker winner would constantly sing at home as a child and made so much noise that her parents decided to put her into singing lessons at the age of eight.
Unlike most singers that manage to make a name for themselves, she didn't join singing shows like the X Factor or The Voice, but did participate in talent quests.
"I never thought about being in shows like that. I used to do a lot of talent quests and they were really great for experience and practice," she said.
Ms Fahim understands there are a lot of singers who want that big break and she advised them to be themselves.
"Stay true to yourself and practice. If you can stand your ground, and have your individuality, you can't really go wrong and you can't go anywhere without practice."
Her national tour will take a hiatus after October 6 as she will then be showcasing her talent in the USA .
If you can stand your ground, and have your individuality, you can't really go wrong and you can't go anywhere without practice.Rachael Fahim