Who is Rachel Bradshaw?
American singer-songwriter and YouTuber Rachel Bradshaw, was born in Dallas, Texas USA on 13 May 1987, making her zodiac sign Taurus. She’s perhaps best known for being the daughter of Terry Paxton Bradshaw, a former professional American Football player.
Education and early life
Rachel was raised alongside her sister Erin in West Lake, Texas by their father and mother Charla Hopkins; Charla was a lawyer, and was Terry’s third wife.
Rachel became interested in singing at quite an early age, and was taught to play the guitar by her father, who was an avid guitarist; the two even had their favorite song: “Crazy” by Patsy Cline. Rachel studied at a local high school in West Lake, and besides singing was also into acting, dancing and playing soccer.
She matriculated in 2005, and then enrolled at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2009.
Rachel signed her first music contract as a solo country performer in 2009, and gained recognition in the following year, when she co-wrote Jerrod Niemann’s single “What Do You Want”, which topped various charts and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
She’s since released a couple of singles, but only became popular in 2019, when she performed at the football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks.
Most recently, on 7 January 2022, Rachel released her self-titled debut extended play (EP).
Rachel’s debut TV appearance was in two episodes of the talk-show “Nashville” in 2007, and she then appeared in a 2012 episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, a 2014 episode of the talk-show “See Hear”, and the 2019 episode “Terry Bradshaw” of the documentary series “A Football Life”.
Since 2020, she’s been starring alongside her family in the documentary reality show “The Bradshaw Bunch”, which follows the lives of Rachel’s father Terry and other Bradshaws.
Rachel launched her self-titled YouTube channel on 1 June 2012, and there are nearly 20,000 people subscribed to it today, while it numbers over 2.4 million views of both her videos combined – she’s uploaded only two videos onto the network, both of which are her original songs.
Her first video “Rachel Bradshaw “Christmas to Me” featuring Terry Bradshaw – Official Audio Video” has been watched nearly 20,000 times since 12 November 2021, and features her father Terry.
Rachel’s second video “Rachel Bradshaw featuring Jamey Johnson – “If I Needed You” (Official Music Video)” has been watched close to 2.4 million times since 18 January 2022, and is a duet with Jamey Johnson.
Love life and boyfriend
Rachel exchanged vows with the late American Football placekicker Robert Douglas ‘Rob’ Bironas in a large ceremony in June 2014, attended by over 200 of their friends and family members; Rob spent most of his career playing for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League.
Only three months following the wedding, on 20 September 2014, Rob lost control of his vehicle and landed upside down next to the road; he was taken to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but died before reaching it. It was revealed 10 days later that Rob was intoxicated while driving.
Rachel remained single for a couple of years following Rob’s death, and then dated non-celebrity American man Dustin Hughes for around a year.
As of October 2022, Rachel’s in a relationship with non-celebrity American Dan Evans, was once married to Rob Bironas, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Rachel’s highly active on Instagram, and there are over 170,000 people following her on the social media network today, while she’s posted nearly 250 pictures and videos onto her account.
She works out at the gym nearly every day, and many of her Instagram pictures feature her at the gym.
Rachel’s very close to her father, which can also be noticed in her Instagram pictures and videos.
She’s quite adventurous, and enjoys going mountain climbing, rafting and bungee jumping.
Rachel’s the ambassador of the virtually instructed exercise program HOTWORX.
She’s a fan of Hollywood movies, with some of her favorites being “Inception”, “La La Land” and “Avengers: Infinity War”; Rachel’s favorite actors are Ryan Gosling and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Height, eyes and wealth
Rachel’s age is 35. Her eyes are brown and hair is blonde, she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs) and her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m).
Rachel’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of October 2022, and her father Terry’s at over $25 million.
Who is her father Terry?
American former professional Football player Terry Paxton Bradshaw was born in Shreveport, Louisiana USA, on 2 September 1948, making his zodiac sign Virgo. Since his retirement from playing in 1984, Terry’s been working as a TV sports analyst for a number of networks, and is today a co-host of the popular show “Fox NFL Sunday”.
American US Navy veteran William Marvin ‘Bill’ Bradshaw and his wife Novis (nee Gay) raised their son Terry in Camanche, Iowa alongside his brothers Gary and Craig; the family moved to Nashville after Terry had turned 14.
He studied at Woodlawn High School, and during his four years there began thinking about becoming a professional American Football player, after his school’s team, the Woodlawn Knights reached the 1965 AAA State Championship, although losing to the Sulphur Golden Tornadoes.
Upon matriculating in 1966, Terry enrolled at Louisiana Tech University, and in two years became one of the best college Football Players in the US; he and his team won the 1968 Rice Bowl, beating Akron 33-13. By the time he graduated in 1970, Terry had set all passing records at Louisiana Tech, and was presented with the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement.
Terry was selected as the first overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and even though it took him a couple of seasons to get used to the NFL, Terry went on to lead the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins and eight AFC Central Championships in a 14-year career.
They won their first Super Bowl (IX) on 12 January 1975, beating the Minnesota Vikings 16-6, and then their second, Super Bowl X on 18 January 1976, when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 21-17. They defeated the Cowboys again in 1979’s Super Bowl X111 33-31, then the Los Angeles Rams 31-19 in Super Bowl XIV, played on 20 January 1980.
Terry suffered several injuries in the following three years, and announced his retirement on 10 December 1983; he officially retired on 24 July 1984. In the same year, he became an NFL analyst at CBS, and TV studio analyst on the show “The NFL Today” six years later.
He joined Fox Network in 1994 and began co-hosting their show “Fox NFL Sunday”, which he’s been co-hosting to this day.
Terry’s won three Sports Emmys for his work as a studio football analyst.
His first wife was 1969 Miss Teenage America Melissa Babish, whom he married in 1972, but divorced a year later. In 1976, Terry married American ice skater Alicia ‘JoJo’ Starbuck – their divorce was finalized in 1983. He exchanged vows with Charla Hopkins in 1983, but they divorced in 1999.
Terry was in a relationship with his fourth now wife Tammy for 15 years prior to marrying her on 8 July 2014.