If You Ain’t Got Love… at a Concert

I had been looking forward to last Saturday night for sometime. My boyfriend and I were planning to see the Josh Abbott Band in Indianapolis at 8 Second Saloon. I had never been there before and the show had been rescheduled from March. The Journalist in me was excited about the possibility of meeting Josh […]

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 […]

Maddie & Tae Inspire Girls in the FFA to Fly

    By Lauren Schwab Musical Duo, Maddie & Tae, performed for FFA members at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo Wednesday in the Career Expo. Members sang along to “Fly” and “Girl in a Country Song” as the girls played their Gibson guitars with custom straps embroidered w ith their names. Maddie & Tae […]

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 […]

Country Music Artist, Hicks, is on the “Hayride” of His Life!

By Lauren Schwab Sweden Country Music Artist, Hicks, stays true to his roots and doesn’t let the haters dig them up. If he had listened to all the ‘experts’ who told him, “You’re too old, don’t write country songs, radio will never play your songs, there’s no audience for that, sure you can sing and […]

Farm Girl With Curls Interviews Country Music Stars

By Lauren Schwab Over the past few years I have had the honor and pleasure of having the opportunity to meet and interview several country music stars at the National FFA Convention & Expo concerts. 2011 – Meghan Linsey of Steel Magnolia, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton    Country music artists share motivation with […]

What’s Your Brand?

By Lauren Schwab What do people think of when they hear your name? I have come to realize my name associates me with something. I have a love an adoration for my piglets, things that sparkle, and leading young women! And I have become known for some of these specific things. In fact, I will be occasionally […]