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Olivia Bandy – The Next Wave

The truest sign of a good songwriter is the ability to listen; to take in stories wherever one can and digest them to turn them in to new beautiful, powerful things. Olivia Bandy certainly possesses that talent. Drawing inspiration from a true story she read in a memoir, Bandy wrote “The Next Wave”. She knew…

Martina Dawn – Me

Martina Dawn is a fourteen-year-old singer from the small town of Devon, Alberta, but she’s been wowing crowds around North American for the last two years. Martina Dawn has performed in venues such as Nashville’s Tootsies, Honky Tonk Grill, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and in Memphis at the famous Graceland. Closer to home,…

Andi Groah – Hey Morgan

The name Groah may sound familiar to those of you in the industry; guitarist Danny Groah has worked alongside Alan Jackson for decades now. From the sound of things, Groah has passed his musical talent and love for the genre on to his daughter, Andi Groah. Recently graduated from Bridgewater College in her home state…

Olivia Bandy – In This House

In this house there’s a shelf a books I have read and reread A report card from second grade I hung up on the fridge And rooms full of ambers make the nights less intimidating Every picture down the hallway mama found worth framing   Scratches on the wall showed the times I grew The dust…

Rachel Crick – PILGRIM Project

Belmont Sessions Rachel Crick

Rachel Crick knew what she wanted to do from the time she was four years old. After watching the fiddlers on the Grand Ole Opry on television at her grandparent’s house, she began telling her family that she wanted to play the violin. After two years of pleading, Crick’s mother relented and enrolled her in…

Ben Valine – Ground Speed

Ben Valine Fiddle

Ben Valine has stayed busy since he arrived at Belmont University in 2016. Now with a Master’s Degree in Commercial Guitar Performance, Valine is on the guitar faculty at Belmont and is finishing his second Master’s Degree in Viola performance. A talented performer with multiple instruments (I’m not sure there isn’t an instrument Ben can’t…

Olivia Bandy – Martha

With Halloween right around the corner, Olivia Bandy wanted to write a spooky song to share with the Lula 1892 community. After recalling an extra freaky paranormal experience at one of her favorite childhood camps in Blue Ridge George, the song “Martha” was born. “I go to this camp every October up in Blue Ridge,…

Olivia Bandy – Louisiana

Olivia Bandy is a freshman music business major at Belmont University. Bandy is taking her time exploring different paths within the music industry as she studies and, upon graduation, would like to pursue a career in publishing or producing. Bandy explained when we asked how making music started for her, “I’ve been writing music for…

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