Known around Nashville as a “rare talent” (CelebMix), Faren Rachels is one of the hardest working women in Music City. Having played her way through every bar in her college town of Athens, the Sparta, Georgia native turned her sights on Tennessee in 2012. After working side-gig after side-gig, the tenacious firebrand landed a publishing contract that saw her earn cuts Billboard has called “steady, stomping [and] propulsive”. Rachels has also hit the road with country greats Luke Combs, Brantley Gilbert, Willie Nelson, and Dwight Yoakam. “My grandparents loved country… used to take me to concerts,” she recounts, “now I get to tour with some of the artists that they introduced me to.” Rachels’ honest approach to songwriting has landed her credits with luminaries such as Lainey Wilson, Ashland Craft, Chrissy Metz, and many more. “I wanna make music for grown-ass women; real… raw,” she explains, “I wanna make music about things people are actually going through, and not drinking beer 24-7.” Despite having to take a break from touring due to the COVID pandemic, Faren is now poised to impress once again with a string of new releases (produced by Rocky Block and Austin Goodloe) and a rapidly building tour schedule. It’s no wonder her work has been described as “speaking to the universal journey, and struggle, of turning dreams into reality,” (American Songwriter) because Faren Rachels has lived, and thrived, through it all.