Faren Rachels isn’t afraid. This fact permeates throughout everything she does in life and her career. She earned her toughness growing up in the small town of Sparta, GA, where her community was so tight-knit that her graduating high school class consisted of just twelve students. It was during these formative years that she gained an appreciation for the great 90’s female artists of country music. She credits Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, and Lee Ann Womack among her biggest influences - mix that with a healthy dose of southern rock education & you hear a sound that is purely her own, equal parts feisty and straightforward.
Her path traced from singing in church and mimicking the acceptance speeches of the annual country music awards shows (a yearly tradition she enjoyed watching with her grandparents) to performing cover gigs with a band she put together while attending The University of Georgia in Athens. Upon graduation, she spent a couple of years in Atlanta working a regular 9 to 5 job, which made her realize she would be miserable if she didn’t pursue her true passion. In 2012, Faren moved to Nashville & never looked back. She signed her first publishing deal a few years later & eventually got to work on her debut EP, which was co-produced by Aaron Goodvin and Sammy Mitchell.
In November of 2017 she released her self titled EP, “Faren Rachels” & joined Luke Combs on his fall tour. During this time, Rolling Stone named her one of 2018’s new country “artists to watch”. As Faren reflects back on her musical journey she ultimately believes there have been “a thousand dots that just connected” which led her to who & where she is today. She leans on this as validation and confirmation that she is exactly where she needs to be as she forges her way into the future.