The Top 8 Lakeshake Memories of 2018
Jul03

The Top 8 Lakeshake Memories of 2018

The fourth-annual Country Lakeshake set a record-high attendance for itself and was perhaps the wettest, muddiest, and most fun year yet. For those who aren’t familiar, Country Lakeshake is Chicago’s country music festival that boasts the city’s skyline backdrop, which was seen clearest from the lawn area or up high on the chair swings, all set to the hottest live country music playlist. The headliners this year were Blake...

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Dierks Bentley Delivers A Flawless “Mountain High Tour”
May27

Dierks Bentley Delivers A Flawless “Mountain High Tour”

Dierks Bentley kicked off his Mountain High Tour on May 18th at Merriweather Post Pavilion  in Columbia, MD. Although the rain was heavy and the air was damp, that didn’t stop fans from waiting in the long lines to enter the venue. First to take the stage was a bluegrass band who called themselves the Maryland Monroe boys. Clearly, it was Lanco in costume. However, for a prank… they actually killed it. Lanco’s set...

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#7QuickClicks 7 Songs For Autism Awareness Month
Apr18

#7QuickClicks 7 Songs For Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism awareness month and since most people can relate to music I thought what better way to celebrate Autism than to share songs that resonate kindness and understanding as well as acceptance of others. Autism is a neurological disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. It is one of the fastest rising developmental disabilities today. Music brings people together. Music heals and as a mother to two Autistic children, I am very...

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Dierks Bentley Has New Music on the Horizon
Jan14

Dierks Bentley Has New Music on the Horizon

Dierks finally announced a new album titled The Mountain, which is set to be released later this year. Dierks first went to Telluride to play a bluegrass festival and fell in love with its beauty. He decided to go back with some of the best writers in Nashville on a retreat. It was there that most of the album had been written… it’s where he found his inspiration and really drew a parallel between the mountains he was...

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#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Faren Rachels
Dec06

#CMchat Exclusive Interview: Faren Rachels

Singer/songwriter Faren Rachels grew up in Sparta, Georgia – population 1,281. Rachels owned and drove her own drag racing car. After graduating in a class of 12, she went to the University of Georgia, where she put together her own band. From there she settled in Nashville five years ago. When did you start singing?  “Honestly, probably when I started to talk! My parents bought me a small karaoke machine when I was really young &...

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