Photo of Faren Rachels from Rolling Stone magazine

2009 graduate Faren Rachels’ tattoo says it all: “[H]ad this dream from a tender age.” Faren, who played and sang in Athens bars before her talent took her around the country and the rooms got bigger, releases her first EP next month and Rolling Stone magazine takes notice. The magazine slots her at number one in a piece called “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.”

Faren was our student worker for two years and anytime you walked by the office, there she was. It’ll cost you to see her now, but there’s the bonus of hearing her sing. 

Read the piece and listen to her song “Free Drinks” here