#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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Concert Review: Dixie Chicks Bristow, VA
Jul05

Concert Review: Dixie Chicks Bristow, VA

The mindset of popular country music fans is fascinating. Whether it be the opened-armed acceptance of pop and hip hop into its culture (even if it really doesn’t make much sense), to the basic truths of staying “humble and kind,” and loving God and nation, country music fans are an all-encompassing family. Unless one of the brothers or sisters goes against the grain. Then there is hell to pay — deserved or not. There’s no need...

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Country Artist “Fashion Statements” in #7QuickClicks
Apr27

Country Artist “Fashion Statements” in #7QuickClicks

Many country music artists are willing to make bold and/or controversial statements. Perhaps one of the most infamous of these outspoken moments is Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks expressing her disdain toward President Bush during a European concert more than a decade ago. However, many other artists speak out and share their innermost thoughts with the world, sometimes using the clothes on their backs (or heads), rather than...

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.@DBradbery Premieres New Music on @MirandaLambert’s #CertifiedPlatinumTour (Watch!)
Mar21

[email protected] Premieres New Music on @MirandaLambert’s #CertifiedPlatinumTour (Watch!)

Danielle Bradbery joined Miranda Lambert’s Certified Platinum Tour for a short run recently. During the Birmingham, Alabama show, Danielle surprised fans with the introduction of new music, as well as several of her originals and covers. It is no secret to Danielle’s fans that she has been hard at work in the studio, writing in Nashville and Los Angeles with many renowned songwriters; but what has been kept under wraps is...

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Ready to Make Nice with the Dixie Chicks
Feb20

Ready to Make Nice with the Dixie Chicks

In the late 80s through the early 00s, you could say something to me about a popular country musician and it would be met with a blank stare…indifference. I was into punk rock, alternative and indie rock (not to be confused with what is now called “indie”). I’d see the big hair and mullets on country CD covers and waved it off as not for me (yeah, I judged books by their covers, sue me). At this point I should also mention that I...

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