Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

“Live in Love” by Lauren Akins: A Therapeutic Go-To Family Book


Just because a person writes about something and published it as book does not make her an expert. To her credit, there’s always something to learn from an author’s  experience.

Live in Love” by Lauren Akins is just the perfect example of an imperfect family life turning into a splendid learning manual for new and old families alike. It’s reader-friendly for all ages and this could be your ultimate go-to book when you need ‘ordinary’ family advice.

To Live is to Love Where You Are and What You’ve Become

You might think that being Thomas Rhett’s wife gives Lauren Akins an edge to somehow skip common family problems such as petty husband-wife arguments or financial budget management. If that’s what you think, well perhaps, it’s time for you to grab a copy of “Live and Love.” It’s an honest narrative about how not all celebrities live grand like we expect them to be.

Lauren is just a normal housewife and a freelance author with a working husband and two children. Remember that this is a book about personal life, not about dealing with all the stress from being a celebrity. 

Her personal insights for her book is to give out ‘therapy’ feels for her readers, rather than making readers compare how different their lives are from hers. Its goal is to empathize and connect with the them. It’s also some sort of a humble guide from an experienced mother ready to pass all her learning moments to a both young and new mothers. 

Personal experience can’t always be our best teacher. Sometimes, we need to get it from other people’s experiences. That’s what makes “Live in Love” by Lauren Akins admirable. Plus, all the cited examples in her book are really straightforward. It explained how Akins  transitioned from leaving her career and devoting herself to motherhood, the post-anxiety feelings she felt, and how she finally adjusted and enjoyed the role of a homemaker and mother to her children with Rhett.

The Backstage of Rhett’s Celebrity Life

However perfect they may look as performers on stage, celebrities are real people with real problems.  Lauren Akins explained that she and Thomas Rhett often seek counseling, and she meant it in a good way. Families had their own pace of holistic development, depending on their jobs and depending on the way they handle things.

The gist of “Live in Love” by Lauren Akins  is that there’s no such thing as a perfect family, regardless of your status. But you can make the experience perfect when you learn to live and love yours and your family member’s imperfections.

Latest Stories

Hank Williams + Old Country Church

“Old Country Church”: Throwback to Hank Williams’ Ode to the Christian Community 

What better way to celebrate life with your Christian community than with old gospel music? Hank Williams’ “Old Country Church” is the ultimate anthem for a Sunday morning. His warm ...

Willie Nelson + My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Willie Nelson Sings a Bittersweet Rendition of “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”

Legendary musician Willie Nelson stirs up our hearts with his own version of Waylon Jennings’ single “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.” Originally recorded by Jennings for his 1976 album ...

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 20-23, 2024Venue:Telluride Town Park in Telluride, ColoradoPerformers Include:Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sam Bush Band, The Infamous Stingdusters, Charley Crockett, and moreTicket Information:Get ...

Buckeye Country Superfest 2024

Buckeye Country Superfest 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Buckeye Country Superfest 2024Festival Duration:June 22-23, 2024Venue:Ohio Stadium, in Columbus, OhioPerformers Include:Zach Bryan and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Due to overwhelming demand, Buckeye Country Superfest 2024 will be ...

Glastonbury Festival 2024

Glastonbury Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Glastonbury Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 26-30, 2024Venue:Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, EnglandPerformers Include:Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, Shania Twain, and moreTicket Information:SOLD OUT The annual Glastonbury Festival is ready to welcome ...

Reba McEntire + No U In Oklahoma

Reba McEntire’s Single “No U in Oklahoma” Should’ve Been More Popular

Listening to “No U in Oklahoma” by Reba McEntire is like finding a hidden treasure. It may not be a popular classic, but the fun and funky country beat of ...

Red Wing Roots Festival 2024

Red Wing Roots Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Red Wing XI Roots Music Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 21-23, 2024Venue:Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, VirginiaPerformers Include:Kurt Vile & The Violators, Bonny Light Horseman, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets ...

Barefoot Country Music Festival 2024

Barefoot Country Music Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Barefoot Country Music Fest 2024Festival Duration:June 20-23, 2024Venue:On The Beach of Wildwood, New JerseyPerformers Include:Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Come ...

Country Jam Colorado 2024

Country Jam Colorado 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Country Jam Colorado Music Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 20-22, 2024Venue:Jam Ranch in Grand Junction, ColoradoPerformers Include:Parker McCollum, Jelly Roll, Thomas Rhett and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Since 1992, Country ...

Keith Urban Still Tries to 'Impress' Wife Nicole Kidman with His Concerts

Keith Urban Always Aims to Impress Wife Nicole Kidman Onstage

To anyone who said love is dead hasn’t surely met Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. The longtime couple of almost 18 years –with two kids, Sunday and Faith – is ...