#BreakingTheIce – Faren Rachels

Georgia native Faren Rachels is young, sassy and talented to the core. In today’s country music world where the focus in on the men, Rachels brings a fresh style to the scene. She has an old school sound laced with some new school characteristics. She takes pride in not only performing but also writing her own music as well. Her self titled EP was released in 2014 and is available on iTunes.


1. Where are you answering these questions from and what are you wearing?

I’m sitting on my living room couch in an over sized t-shirt and yoga pants. You’re welcome for the no makeup selfie. Post at your own discretion! haha.

2. What’s your official title and favorite thing about what you do?
Singer/songwriter. It’s a tie between writing new music every day and then performing live, and meeting the people who relate to my songs.
3. What are three things you CANNOT live without?
Country music, dry shampoo and my phone.
4. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Hit snooze two or three times.
5. What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Bobby from King of the Hill
6. What’s the hardest life lesson you’ve learned?
You can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves.
7. Sweet or sour?
8. Beer or whiskey?
Whichever there is more of. I enjoy both a little too much.
9. What’s your favorite country singer from the 90s?
Trisha Yearwood
10. What’s your favorite item in your closet?
I LOVE booties…right now my favorite is a fringe pair from an online boutique in Georgia called The Flossy Peach.
11. Do you have a favorite place to perform?
I love to play acoustic songwriters nights at places like the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville or Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta, but nothing beats a rowdy college crowd and The Gin in South Georgia is one of the best!
12. What’s one gift you will never forget?
A trip to Nashville that my grandparents gave me for my 18th birthday. They took me to the Ryman, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Opry for the very first time.
13. What current event has your eyes and ears? What are you doing about it?
I just finished Netflix’s Making a Murderer and it got me considering going to law school (joking, I’m not smart enough).
14. Would you rather be the best looking person on earth or the smartest? Why?
Smartest, because I am the most awkward person in pictures and if I was the best looking person on earth, people would probably want to take lots of photos of me.
15. What’s one super power you wish you had?
To see into the future.
16. You’re making your favorite sandwich…what’s on it?
My favorite sandwich is the Monte Cristo from Which Which, so it would be messy. Ham, grape jelly and powdered sugar.
17. Name one artist of any genre besides country that you are a fan of and tell us why?
Lynyrd Skynyrd…I grew up listening to a lot of southern rock with my parents.
18. What makes you laugh out loud?
My brother.
19. Fill in the blank: It’s not a party until…
…the Hag playlist comes on.
20. Fill in the blank: Country music has made me…
…drink, cry, laugh, feel better, feel worse, be thankful, move on, work harder (I could go on and on all night).
Do you have a favorite lady in country music? Tweet me and let me know @brittwv.

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Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.

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