Buck Wild Rags (Creator: Sharon Buys)~ Woolgrowers Basque Soup Recipe:

3 carrots
2 large potatoes
2 leeks
1 small cabbage
1 small can tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp. chicken base
1 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. thyme
10 c. water

Bring water to a boil and add chicken base. Chop all vegetables and add to water. Fry chopped onion in a little oil; drain and add to water and vegetables. Add seasonings and tomato sauce. Simmer for two hours.

Buck Wild Rags~ “Q&A”!!!

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1.    Hi Sharon, can you tell me a little bit of background about your company “Buck Wild?” Buck Wild was started in 2010 because I had left nursing school and really needed something to do with my free time…I was LITERALLY going nuts! It was really only supposed to be a temporary thing and only to do a few local rodeos LOL.

2.    How did you decide on the name “Buck Wild,” and was there any other names you were going to choose instead? My first choice of names was Buckaroo Wild. I always wanted a business name with Buckaroo in it as it was reminiscent of the California of years ago. But…there was a “conflict” with someone over my name choice so I quickly had to find another name. Iasked my daughters and they quickly came up with Buck Wild. PS…my husband hates it LOL!

3.    Where do you see “Buck Wild,” in the next the 5 to 10 years? I would LOVE to be featured in Cowboys and Indians Magazine first off (so if you have any connections, that would be appreciated;) I would like to see my product in more high end stores such as Maverick’s Western Wear, Teskey’s, M.L. Leddy’s, Double D Ranchwear etc.

4.    What are a few accomplishments that you are most proud about so far for your company? I have met some of the most AMAZING people through my line of work…Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck, Kay Barkey with Western Horseman, just to name a few.

5.    Has any celebrities worn any of your items? Some. I see lots of NFR qualifiers wearing my product while competing as well as The Junk Gypsy sisters. Most times they stay on the down low and I never know they purchased until I see it on TV.

6.    What was the first item you ever made for “Buck Wild?” Wow..that’s a stretch of the mind….It was an Annie Oakley rag…very vintage inspired..a just stopped making it this year.

7.    What is one of your favorite quotes? Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 It hangs in my office as a constant reminder of who made it all happen.

8.    Is there anything else new coming up for your company in 2018? I’ve recently began working with Ariat International. Now THAT”S exciting!

9.    Is there anything else you would like share? I’m a 51 year old woman, married to my very first crush. We have 5 beautiful kids and 5 even more beautiful grandchildren. I live in Bakersfield, California. When asked how much longer I plan on making wild rags…I usually say “until my fingers stop working”

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Buck Wild Rags “Bio”!!!

 

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About Buck Wild (https://www.buckwildrags.com) :

Hi there! My name is Sharon and I am Buck Wild! My story begins in 2010 when my daughter, Sarah, suggested I sew some wild rags for a local charity ranch rodeo. I thought she was crazy as it had been 20 years since I last made any wild rags for my girls. But, it wasn’t too long before my creativity was jump started into high gear and I began sewing and shipping my “beauties” all over the country!

I have always had a love for agriculture and livestock. I am a huge advocate of 4-H, FFA and Junior Rodeo. I have raised all my children with this same passion for what makes this country strong ~ An honest day’s work for an honest day’s dollar. Some of the very best people I know make their living riding horseback and a business deal is always sealed with a handshake, not a contract~ The Code of the West.

My grandmother taught me how to sew at the age of 9, and quite honestly, I have been sitting behind a sewing machine ever since. I love the thrill of the hunt when looking for that perfect fabric design! I pride myself in the selection of Non Traditional Wild Rag fabrics. Ask any of my customers and they will tell you my favorite saying while out on the road selling my rags…”Life’s too short for a solid colored wild rag!” I hope you enjoy browsing through my creations and selections as much as I enjoy selecting them and sewing them.

History of the Wild Rag

A “cowboy wild rag” is a cowboy or Western scarf worn around the neck. They are worn by both cowboys and cowgirls, for both work and for play.

Cowboy wild rags are worn for warmth in cold temperatures, and for protection from sun, wind, and dirt anytime. In many regions wild rags are a standard part of cowboy dress whether it be for work or social occasions. They come in a wide variety of COLORS, sizes, and fabrics, with silk and polyester being some of the most popular fabric choices. Wild Rags date back as far as the mid 1800’s. Cowboys were known to use old flour sacks cut into squares when fabric such as a cotton was either too expensive are hard to come by while living on the range.

Some of the many uses for a wild rag include:

  • Protection from the elements
  • A Potholder by the campfire
  • Strain drinking water
  • Temporary saddle rigging or a rope
  • Arm sling, tourniquet or bandage (for man or beast)
  • Flagging a race
  • Nose blower

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Ashlyn Grayce’s~ Homemade Tomato Pie Recipe!!

Ashlyn Grayce~ This has always been my family’s favorite meal. It sounds so silly, but to me it is way more than just a meal or a recipe. Tomato pie always means a delicious family dinner and quality time with one another. It even landed a line in my song “601”!  Here is the recipe my Dad and I created and plan to keep as a family tradition for years to come.

  • Prep time: 10 – 15 minutes
  • Cook time:30 – 40 minutes
  • Servings:6 or 7

Ingredients

  • 1 deep dish baked pie crust
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4-5 medium peeled and sliced ripe tomatoes
  • 2 slices fried, crumbled bacon (optional)
  • 4 TBS fresh chopped or dried basil
  • 1 medium Vidalia or other sweet onion quartered, thinly sliced equal to approximately 1 cup
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup bleu cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (cannot use low fat or fat free)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

Bake pie crust according to package directions.

Slice and place single layer of tomatoes on top of wire rack with 3 layers of paper towels, lightly salt and pepper to taste and let sit for 30-40 mins

After tomatoes have sat, place 2 layers of paper towels on top of tomatoes and gently pat down to remove more excess water.

Layer the tomatoes, onions and basil in the crust starting with tomatoes, then onions and basil layering until even with top of pie crust.

In bowl mix cheese, mayonnaise, crumbled bacon and 2 TBS basil and carefully spread mixture over tomatoes bringing down to edge of pie crust to seal.

Bake until bubbly, at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow tomato pie to cool for a few minutes (5 – 10) Serve warm.

Suggested beverage: Sweet Ice Tea

 

Ashlyn Grayce~ “Q&A”!!!

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  1. Hi Ashlyn, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you became a singer/songwriter?

Hi Danaille, Nice to meet you!  Absolutely! I was born in Nashville, TN and grew up around music. My parents are both in the music industry and are extremely musical themselves, so it has always been a part of my life as well as my little brother’s. Early on while in school, I played sports competitively and even took dance and cheerleading but during my middle and high school years, that passion shifted towards music and I became more involved in that and even participated in school plays like Grease,Hairspray, etc.

  1. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?

Having parents involved in the music industry, I was raised on Country music so I have been a fan as long as I can remember.  When I was about 14, I remember going to CMA Fest and had the opportunity to meet Taylor Swift (who was one of my favorites). The moment I met her and saw how down to earth and approachable she was yet also able to touch so many people with her music, doing what she loved to do, I knew that is what I wanted to do. Shortly after, that is when I wrote my first song. As I got older with demands of graduating high school and beginning college, I drifted away from my own music for a while questioning what I wanted to do with my life. During that time, I missed making music and knew that music was what I was supposed to do. I just think it is so amazing how one song can impact so many people on so many different levels.

  1. Who are some of your musical icons?

Taylor Swift, Hillary Scott, Kelsea Ballerini, Colbie Caillat, Sam Hunt, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Tomlin, Ben Rector, Thomas Rhett and most recently, Devin Dawson

  1. What is the story behind the title track of your EP, “Somethin’ Bout a Song?”  

It’s a fun, lighthearted song that incorporates two of my favorite things, music and being in love.  It is about falling in love all because of music and how a song was able to bring two people together. I believe that music is magical and has the power to do and make you feel a lot of different things.

  1. Where do you see your career in the next 5 to 10 years?

Definitely doing music! Hopefully, taking it to a whole new level and growing as an artist and a writer. My ultimate goal is to move people with my songs and to make a difference.  I want to have the opportunity to help people though my music with whatever success I may achieve.

  1. Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

LOTS more songs, to write, to record, to perform and to share with the world!  I want to take my music to a whole new level and continue growing as an artist and a writer.

  1. If you could sing a duet with a famous singer/group who would it be and why?

That’s hard but probably Sam Hunt or Devin Dawson because I love their music and we are different enough that I think it would be really cool.

  1. What is one of your favorite quotes?

“I may not be where I intended go, but I am exactly where I was meant to be.” Honestly not even sure who said this. I found it on Pinterest years ago and it has stuck with me ever since!

  1. Is there anything else you would like to share?

I absolutely love hearing from all of my fans and answer every message that comes in to me. I would love for everyone who reads this to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you have not already and let me hear from you!  Also, please visit my website at www.ashlyngrayce.com for the latest news, shows, etc. If you have not yet had the opportunity to check out my music, it is for sale at Apple Music, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Google Playand many other retail outlets as well as through my website where physical copies can also be purchased.

 

Ashlyn Grayce “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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“Somethin’ Bout a Song” EP:

Country singer/songwriter Ashlyn Grayce recently put out her first EP, “Somethin’ Bout a Song,” which debuted at #4 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and also appeared on iTunes Bestseller list. The EP is available on Apple Music, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay and many other digital music streaming outlets and also Grayce’s EP is on her own website and you can purchased a physical copy of it.

Grayce’s EP was produced by Brent Rader. There are 6 songs on this EP and all the songs were written or co-written by Grayce. The 6 songs on this EP are about Grayce’s real life experiences. The lyrics of the songs are about love to heartache and breakups. The most personal song is “601,” this song is a positive message that Grayce shares to her young listeners and she hopes to make a difference in many young people lives through her uplifting music.

The 6 songs release features partnerships with top Nashville songwriters such as Kalie Shorr, Daniel Kliendienst, Alex Dooley, Brett Mandel, Troy Catstellano, Dave & Julia Carlson (Wild Life Crush) and Evan Thompson. It also showcases her exclusively clear vocals that were influenced by artists like Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Hillary Scott and Colbie Caillat.

About Ashlyn Grayce:

Ashlyn Grayce was born into a musical family. As a child her magnetic charm landed her in print ads for companies like Cracker Barrel, Arista Records and Readers Digest. Grayce had performed for festivals like the Seafood Festival, Bell Buckle Arts & Crafts Festival and the Nashville Dog Day Festival. She has also performed at many popular Nashville venues, such as The Bluebird Café, The Hard Rock Café, Tin Roof, Puckett’s and The Listening Room.

As a songwriter, she has already started to put together her own writing credits and she has written many songs for other artists. Most recently, Grayce showcased her camera skills serving as a co-host for episodes of TBN’s Juce TV internationally syndicated with “Juice Live,” “Juice Live After Party” and filming social media updates for the TV show “Hot Off the Press.” Grayce is also only a few weeks away from graduating from Lipscomb University. She will be receiving her B.A. Degree in Strategic Communication.

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Kelsey Lamb “Q&A”!!!

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  1. Hi Kelsey, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you became a country singer/songwriter?

Well, I am originally from Little Rock, AR. I come from a very large southern family. 

  1. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?

Although I mostly grew up listening to pop, I also grew up listening to Tim McGraw & Alison Krauss. One of my first favorite songs was “Don’t Take The Girl” and to this day I still melt over that storyline and the lyrics. The storytelling aspect is what made me fall in love with country music! I knew I wanted a career in country music when I was given the opportunity to write my very song with a little boy who just needed it and we wrote a song that truly healed him & made him feel less alone and that is what really made me realize that this is what I wanted to do with my life! 

  1. Who are some of your musical icons?

Alison Krauss, Avril Lavigne, Tim Mcgraw, Rascal Flatts… to name a few. I have an eclectic group of musical icons but altogether what I love about each of them the most was their way to tell a story through their vocals, lyrics, & production! I think if my listeners are familiar with these artists they will be able to see a lot of their characteristics shine through in my music and I love that! 

  1. What is the story behind your newest single “Little by Little?”

“Little By Little” is the story of two people in a relationship that want to go at two different paces but can find a middle ground that works for the both of them. I wanted it to be flirty but still be true to my story. Jesse Labelle & Erik DiNardo really helped me bring this story to life!

  1. Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

Hopefully A LOT of new music but definitely a lot of shows coming up that I’m excited about! 

  1. If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?

Rascal Flatts, I would love to collaborate to with them! 

  1. Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?

Hopefully touring, still making new music, maybe even a CMA in there! 

  1. What is one of your favorite quotes?

“Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you” Marilyn Monroe”

Kelsey Lamb~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Kelsey Lamb is a country singer/songwriter. Lamb was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. Some of her favorite artists are Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Tim McGraw. Lamb has been performing since she was 10 years old. On April 13, 2018, Lamb put out her new single “Little By Little.” Later on this year Lamb is going to release her debut EP. She has been working in Nashville with many different writers and she has got the chance to work with famous Nashville producer Bill McDermott for her new EP.

At the end of 2016, Lamb release her Christmas with Kelsey EP and one of the song was played in Hallmark’s movie Christmas in Homestead. Lamb has also acted as a supporting role in the film Traces.  She has also got to perform with Alan Thicke on tour for the Kenny Rogers’ The Toy Shoppe Tour 2015. In January 2016, she performed again with Thicke at B.B. Kings in New York City.

Every year, Lamb helps raise money for the American Heart Association to support a cause that has impacted her family’s life and to support her nephew’s heart condition.

If you would like to find out more about Kelsey Lamb then check out her website (http://kelseylamb.com) and make sure to check out her music on Spotify and iTunes.

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