Ingredients: 1 cup of flour 3/4 cup of oatmeal 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup of melted butter 4 cups of diced rhubarb 1 cup of white sugar 2 tbls of cornstarch 1 cup of water 1 tsp of vanilla
1. In a large bowl mix together flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter. Split the mixture in half and press half into a greased 8×8 glass pan. Add rhubarb over the pressed crust. 2. In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, water, and vanilla. Cook until the liquid boils and turns clear. (It won’t turn completely clear, but it will be a lot clearer than when you first mixed the ingredients together) 3. Once clear, pour the syrup over the crust and rhubarb. 4. Sprinkle the other half of the crust over the top of the rhubarb. 5. Cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees 6. Serve by itself of with ice cream or whipped cream
1. Hello Kayla, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?
Hi Dixie Dee, thanks for the chat! Before I was a country musician I loved to play sports and obviously sing. I swam and played soccer for most of my life and balanced sports practice and competitions with singing in choir concerts and National Anthems. I loved being active in more than one thing throughout my school years and staying busy!
2. When did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
I’ve been a country music fan as long as I can remember. I grew up listening to George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson and fell in love with the genre. I always wanted a career in music but I didn’t think that it was actually a possibility until my sophomore year when I got some recognition from a National Anthem I sang. After that, I really focused on bettering my voice and working towards my dream of becoming a country music singer/songwriter.
3. Who are some of your musical icons?
Oh man, there are so many to choose from. Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood are high on my list of icons. I have looked up to them and wanted to be them since I was really little. They are just such amazing singers and performers, but they also are such great people too. Garth Brooks, George Strait and Alan Jackson are also icons for me, they’re legends! Like I said before I grew up listening to them, and there is something about older country that will always make my heart happy.
4. What is the background story behind your newest single “Never Really Know Somebody?”
I am so glad that you asked this because I love sharing this story. I had this idea about how there are some people in your life that you used to know so well but something happened and all you have is the memories. So I brought that to the table and from there the song transformed into what it is now. It truly is the most incredible thing to watch an idea turn into something much bigger. I also love Never Really Know Somebody because it can be relevant to any relationship. Whether it is a romantic relationship or a friendship or even your relationship with a family member, it can be applied to any situation.
5. Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?
In the next 5 to 10 years I would love to have more music out and be traveling and sharing my music with others. Singing and performing are things that I love to do, but I also want to be able to connect with the people while sharing my music.I hope what I have to give is something that makes people’s lives better.
6. Is there anything new coming up with your music in 2019?
Yes! My EP Reckless and Brave will be coming out. I am so excited I can hardly wait! I also will be starting to tour and getting to share my music!
7. If you could sing a duet with another singer or group who would it be and why?
Garth Brooks without a doubt. For one, he is the greatest performer I have ever seen. When he came to Denver in 2015 I was blown away. The way he interacts with the crowd is so impressive, but also just his raw talent alone is unreal. Also, my favorite song ever is “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and if I got to duet that with him I would be the happiest person on the entire planet.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
My favorite quote is “I feel small, but so are stars from a distance”. I actually have it written out on my wall in my bedroom. It helps remind me that even when I feel like I’m small, that I can become something bigger than I am now if I work hard and continue to dream.
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Thanks so much for including me on your blog! I’m so excited to be a part of it!
Country musician Kayla Ruby was born in Texas and grew up in Colorado. Ruby has been entrenched in and surrounded by country music her whole life. The 18 years old up and coming singer is talented and is more mature than other girls that are the same age as her and she is just getting started in music career. Ruby’s debut single “Never Really Know Somebody,” is from her upcoming Reckless And Brave EP, which will be out soon. This EP will be a part of the Third & James Record Company and will be available everywhere music is sold online. If you would like find out more about Kayla Ruby then check out her website at https://www.kaylarubymusic.com.
1. Hello Elijah, Meg and Mason, can you tell me a little bit about yourselves before you became a country trio? The three of us have always been heading down a musical path. Mason has been writing songs since he was very young and his dad taught him how to play guitar. Elijah forfeited having a bed in his room so he could have two pianos in there instead. I spent quite a few years (prior to meeting the guys) touring with a group called The Young Americans doing music workshops all over the world and songwriting with kids. -Meg 2. How did you three form your group and how did you come up with the name of your group? Mason was bussing tables at a four seasons in Santa Barbara and he really wanted to start a band. He posted an ad on Facebook and Elijah was the only person to answer it. When they ended up playing together they had such an immediate musical synergy that they started writing music together and playing shows. A little while later they decided to expand and posted an ad on Craigslist. In one of the submission videos I just so happened to be singing backup harmony vocals and playing guitar. So, in a sense, they accidentally found me and got a hold of me through my dads restaurant in the Midwest. I happened to be living in california at the time as well so it was quite serendipitous and when we all sat down to write our first song something just felt so right. The name of our band is based on the idea that the world is, in some ways, like a Fairground. It’s noisy and it can sometimes feel like riding on one of those spinning rides. We get dizzy from the spin and we’re always being sold something. However, we believe that just for waking up and working hard to do whatever good you can in this world, no matter how big or small, that you are a saint. It’s a name that includes everyone. The single mother, the student, the teacher, the friend….We’re all doing the best we can to bring joy and hope to the people around us. -Meg 3. Who are some of your guys’ musical icons? We are huge fans of the Eagles, Jackson Browne, Dolly Parton, John Mayer, Kacey Musgraves, Elton John, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Beatles.
4. What is the background story behind your latest song “Somewhere Down the Line?” We were living out in California where we all met for quite some time and things weren’t going exactly the way we hoped they would. So we decided that we wanted to give it a try in Nashville. We had a really good feeling about it. We sold everything we couldn’t fit in one car and drove across the country with no apartment lined up, no jobs lined up, but a strong gut feeling that it was gonna be alright. In one of our first songwriting sessions out here in Nashville the title idea “Somewhere Down the Line” came up and we related with it instantly. It’s about dropping everything, having faith and making the right change to get to where you wanna be. -Meg 5. Where do you guys’ see your music careers in the next 5 to 10 years? We see ourselves out on the road, traveling the world, sharing our love of music with as many people as possible. 6. If you guys could sing a duet with any singer or group who would it be and why? It would be so fun to sing a duet with Kacey Musgraves. We absolutely love her voice. She has a magical way with melody and her lyrics are always honest, heartfelt and bold. -Meg 7. Is there anything new coming up with your music in 2019? We are thrilled to be releasing more of the music in early 2019. We’ve been working on over the past couple years and its a group of songs that we are very proud of and we hope people will enjoy for years to come! 8. What are a few of your favorite quotes? “Our mind is a garden, our thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” -Ritu Chatourey “Extravagant Love is never wasted” -Bob Goff 9. Is there anything else you guys would like to share? Thank you so much for asking us to be a part of your blog! Our new song “Somewhere Down the Line” is available now: http://radi.al/FGSdowntheline
Country music group Fairground Saints are a California-bred trio. The trio is composed of Elijah Edwards, Meg McAllister, and Mason Van Valin. They met by way of different social media networks, and Craiglist postings. They eventually packed up their lives in California and traveled to Nashville, TN. Within two weeks of moving they were buzzing around town and landed a deal with Sony Music Nashville.
The three of them had already earned praise from NPR, Huffington Post and more as early recordings “Can’t Control The Weather” and “Turn This Car Around,” was collective millions of steams. Also they toured with popular artists and groups like the Brothers Osborne, Sara Evans, Scotty McCreery, and Kip Moore. When Moore heard them for the first time, he invited them to open for him. Advertising a killer extraordinary sound, they are paving a musical highway that is between Laurel Canyon and Music City. They are also finding a shortcut to a widespread bliss by combining country, pop and rock. These three musicians share real life stories through real instrumentation and make a real connection to the people who are listening to their music.
On October 26, 2018, they put out their brand new single “Somewhere Down the Line.” The song is available on all popular online music outlets. If you would like to find out more about Somewhere Down the Line,” then check out their website at https://www.fairgroundsaints.com.