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 […]

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 […]

Country Music Artist Greg Pratt Will Sew Up Your Heart With Different Strings

  By Lauren Schwab Country music is a sentimental part of my childhood. I remember my dad had an old guitar in the closet with rusty strings that I was so fascinated by. During car rides I would memorize every word to 90’s country songs. I fantasied about being like Shania, Martina or Faith with […]

Warren Garrett Eats, Sleeps and Breathes Music…Rewards on the Rough Road to Success in Music City

By Lauren Schwab When you want to make a dream reality, there are no excuses you just have to do it. It can be hard to make the call, pack up the car and move. It can be hard going to the gig and singing to a room of strangers. You wonder what they will […]

Josh Gallagher is Following His Dreams, How Bout You?

By Lauren Schwab From singing his heart out along to Garth Brooks’ albums as a kid, Josh Gallagher did not know he would one day be in rehearsal as a finalist for The Voice TV show with Brooks himself telling Josh he has what IT takes. Josh is a self-taught guitar player with determination to […]

Runaway June Tells FFA Members to Run Toward Their Dreams

Read my interview with Runaway June at: https://www.ffanewhorizons.org/2017/10/25/runaway-june-tells-ffa-members-to-run-toward-their-dreams/

In Case You Didn’t Know About Brett Young

By Lauren Schwab Country music artist, Brett Young, brought his West Coast-meets-Southern sound to Hillsboro, Ohio to capture the hearts of fans at the annual Festival of the Bells. Young shared his honest song lyrics while telling stories to the audience about his song writing inspiration. From telling the story of ending a six year […]

Bourbon & Bacon Makes It Better

By Lauren Schwab Times will be high and times will be low, or they can just be a reason to enjoy a drink, meat and music. While everyone has a time and reason for enjoying a stiff drink, I have come to respect and enjoy the passion behind making bourbon. Just like any farmer has […]

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 […]