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 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 […]

Eric Burgett Plants His Dreams in the Corn Field to Harvest in Music City

By Lauren Schwab Every press of a key on his piano can take your mind to the Illinois corn field Eric Burgett first planted his Music City dreams in. If you are a farm kid like Eric, you may share his love for working with family, bonfires and cold beer on Saturday night then singing […]

Ciera Flory is Fearless on the Big Stage

By Lauren Schwab Her guitar maybe her comfort, but Ciera Flory is fearless on the big stage. Since she was a young girl, Ciera told her mom she wanted to be a singer. Ciera is proof if you give a girl the right guitar and a love story to sing about, she can conquer the […]

Visit Monroeville, Where the Guys Next Door are Rock Stars and Fans are Family

By Lauren Schwab There is a place where moonshine, mountains and music all come together in Tennessee. When you walk to the melodies on the Island in Pigeon Forge or follow the sound of the banjo through The Holler in Gatlinburg, you will likely find yourself rocking in a chair or dancing with strangers to […]

Cherish Lee is Tequila Cowgirl

By Lauren Schwab Cherish Lee is quickly becoming known as country music’s “rebel with a heart of gold.” Cherish has always had a heart to help others, but refuses to play by some of the country music industry‚Äôs biggest rules. “I refuse to pay money to make it on the music charts. I want it […]

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/