Former FFA Member Dillon Carmichael Takes the Spotify Stage at National FFA Expo

By Lauren Schwab Dillon Carmichael is the real deal. Read the exclusive interview I had with him before he took the Spotify Stage at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo here: https://www.ffa.org/the-feed/former-ffa-member-dillon-carmichael-takes-the-spotify-stage-at-national-ffa-expo/  

California Girl Olivia Ooms Can’t Rid Thoughts of Country Music

By Lauren Schwab Talking with Olivia Ooms made me wish I could be a California country girl. Growing up in the Midwest there is no beach in sight, just miles of corn rows and silos for the eyes to see. Olivia made me picture waking up to a beach with miles of ocean and open […]

From Military to Music City, Mark Addison Chandler Believes in Second Chances at Love

    “The ride of my life three to four minutes at time.” – Mark Addison Chandler By Lauren Schwab Do you ever wonder what it would be like to get a “Second Chance” to do something for the first time? Have you ever felt like you failed once and want to make a commitment […]

Come Find Camille Rae in Music City

By Lauren Schwab I still crave Nashville. Since the high of meeting country music artists and seeing their excitement for me to tell their story, I realized this is what I am called to do. Just as the artists are called to write, sing and perform, they all have a story on how they made […]

Barrett Baber Uses His Voice to Encourage Fans to Fight On For Their Dreams

By Lauren Schwab There are many days when the alarm clock goes off in my dark room that I do not want to get out of bed. I wish I could stay laying in peace and comfort and not face the challenges of the day and hard work ahead. Then I say to myself, those […]

Country Singer Chase Bryant Could Use a Little Bit of Friends in the FFA

By Lauren Schwab Chase Bryant performed at the National FFA Convention & Expo on October 19 at the Dodge booth. As a Texas country music singer and former FFA member, Bryant took the time to perform his hit singles, “Little Bit of You”, “Room to Breathe” and “Take It On Back” while telling members about […]

Country Music is Life to Swedish Artist TJ Leonard

By Lauren Schwab Country music is life to Swedish country singer and songwriter, TJ Leonard. His first guitar was given from his grandfather at eight years old. He was taught to play Swedish folk music and evergreens. Soon, TJ was introduced to pop and blues through his cousin who played in a famous Swedish pop […]

Texas Country Music Sensation, Madelyn Victoria on Discovering Her Desires and Never Giving Up on Her Dreams

By Lauren Schwab “Country music hits the heart, and feeds the soul; it’s the story of all our lives in one way or another.” That’s Madelyn Victoria’s perspective on the depth of country music and just one of many reasons why this talented young vocalist and songwriter from Deep South Texas decided to pursue a […]

Kelsea Ballerini is a “Real” Role Model

By Lauren Schwab “Find what empowers you and do it. You legend,” says Kelsea Ballerini to her fans in a private VIP experience. Ballerini is now opening for Rascal Flatts  on their Rhythm and Roots tour. She recently made a stop in Cincinnati. Fans could purchase a VIP ticket to spend time with Ballerini before the […]

Inside a “Country Boy’s World” with The Joey James Band to Dream Big or Not at All

By Lauren Schwab “If you don’t dream big, then why dream at all?” proclaims Joey James to his fans. From the first note played, Joey James made it apparent to everyone he belonged on stage. From small town boy, to U.S. Navy Veteran, to lead singer of his own country band, this blue collar boy has […]