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For the aspiring country music artist, Faren Rachels, moving to Nashville to pursue music has been a dream of hers for as long as she can remember. In 2012, the Sparta, Georgia native turned that dream into reality. Faren may be a rookie to the music industry, but her love and knowledge of country music is seasoned and true.
Faren’s passion for country music can be attributed to her grandparents, who introduced her to the classic sounds of artists such as George Jones, Conway Twitty, and Patsy Cline at a very young age. They also took her to her first concerts, and Faren became fascinated with the country music scene. For her 18th birthday, her grandparents took her to Nashville to explore the city, where they visited the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. “I knew then that Music City was where I was supposed to be, and I promised myself I’d one day call it home,” Faren says.
Faren is no stranger to the stage. In fact, most people can’t believe that she has never had vocal lessons or any professional training. Throughout college, she sang acoustically at local bars and performed the national anthem at many of the University of Georgia’s sporting events. Faren and her band are currently playing shows in her home state. “Being on stage just comes naturally to me, and I've always felt like I belonged there. It’s the one thing I've always had 100% confidence in myself doing.”
Faren’s voice is packed with a smooth sound, impeccable pitch, and undeniable sass. Her main influences include Patsy Cline, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, and Miranda Lambert. Presently, Faren is focusing on becoming a stronger songwriter. “I write and sing about real life: the good, the bad, and everything in between… not just the ‘happily ever after’ kind of stuff.” Faren says her music and her live show will always reflect who she is.