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 […]

Eli Young Band Encourages Fans to “Keep on Dreaming Even if it Breaks Your Heart”

Photo credit to http://www.eliyoungband.com/#/about By Lauren Schwab Texas natives Eli Young Band had the crowd dancing and singing acapella to their hit song “Even if it Breaks Your Heart” at Miami Valley Gaming on Thursday, August 4 in Lebanon, Ohio. Their inaugural performance in the grandstands captivated the crowd and lit their dreams on fire. Lead singer, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monroeville Inspires the Next Generation to Make Music of Their Own

By Lauren Schwab “I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn’t want to copy anybody.” These words and music by the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, inspired Matt Munsey from a young age to do just that. Now a GRAMMY® nominated producer and engineer, Munsey strives to inspire the next generation by heading  the […]

Country Music Sweetie Tegan Marie is Calling Dibs On Her Dreams

By Lauren Schwab Tegan Marie was born in Detroit, Michigan in 2003 on a blustery, cold day in October – and our next country star was born. Tegan picked up a guitar at age six, wrote love songs at eight and was playing national stages by 11. Her sweet, clean vocals and sensitive interpretations have […]

Family Farm Memories

There are some memories that fade away, and those you remember forever. Farming is forever in my memories and future ones I have yet to make. Faith, Family and Farming are the essence of my being. I have one life. I am a farm girl in the 21st century making her way. I want to […]