Pennsylvania native and ‘The Voice’ contestant releases new single | entertainment

Nashville,Tn.Nashville, Pennsylvania native singer-songwriter Olivia Farabaugh is releasing her next new single, “First,” off her upcoming album, Transparent, out Monday, November 28th on all music streaming platforms.

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Described as “a beautiful and honest song about a love story and a heartbreak”, Farabaugh’s new single “First” is the second single from her new album and follows her previous single “Just dollar bill published in October.

Farabaugh, who is from Palmyra, began singing in the church choir. She said her passion for music led her to take up guitar the summer before fourth grade.

According to her advertising company, she first performed in front of an audience at her fifth grade talent show when she was singing “There She Goes” by Sixpence None the Richer, and the microphone started to fall.

“It ended up falling off the stand, hitting her knee and rolling across the stage. But Farabaugh just kept singing and playing her guitar until her nice friend came and put the mic back on the stand. That day, Farabaugh emphasized she learned the lesson “never stop singing!” according to a press release.


Farabaugh said she hopes her new single “First” can help the soul heal and the heart find a silver lining when a relationship isn’t working. The song was co-written by Farabaugh and Cassidy Dickens and co-produced by Farabaugh and Mitch Dane in Nashville, Tn. in the Sputnik sound.


Olivia Farabaugh’s “First” is available on all streaming platforms.

“I’m proud to share my latest single ‘First’ and my upcoming debut album, which speaks of a variety of life experiences that connect to whatever life stage or challenge my listeners face,” she said.

“This song was one of those stories I shared on social media about how sometimes we wish things would work out, but we end up blessed with a different path or a new love. It speaks to the fact that we should never lose hope,” she added.

Referring to her music and her uplifting messages, Farabaugh’s followers often share personal heartbreak, challenges and family struggles with her on social media in hopes of getting a song written in return.

“The music on the ‘Transparent’ Album is a compilation of songs influenced by my own life experiences and with stories shared by others and became part of the narrative of my new music,” said Farabaugh.

support charity

The artist uses her music to reach out to various charities beyond fans. A percentage of this album’s music sales will be donated to the CIRS Support Fund to bring hope and financial support to US citizens who believe they are suffering from the Chronic Inflammatory Response System.

“I look forward to encouraging my listeners through my songwriting and performing, while also helping to support an important cause that is close to my heart, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, or CIRS,” she said.

“My journey with CIRS has been one of my greatest personal challenges in so many ways, from finding the right diagnosis after years of searching to overcoming the financial and emotional challenges,” continued Farabaugh. “Because the challenges are so great and daunting to deal with CIRS, I want to help others go through this by spreading education and resources.”

Farabaugh’s music combines influences from Miranda Lambert and Brothers Osborne to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.

Appearance on “The Voice”

Her participation in season 10 of NBC’s The Voice has led her to play for a variety of artists including Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Trent Harmon, Levi Hummon, Dylan Scott and others.

She was nominated for Best Country Artist, Songwriter of the Year, and her single “Body Will Break” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2021 Central Pennsylvania Music Awards.

Farabaugh was also named Best Solo Artist of 2019 and 2020 by the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame, and she won the 2018 WIOV Radio Showdown Competition and the 2016 Central Pennsylvania Nash Next Radio Contest.

Now living in their tiny Nashville home with her husband Caden and their dog Tank, she uses her music to spread awareness about CIRS and the importance of mental health. She partnered with Malachi’s Message, a non-profit organization, to create the CIRS Support Fund to help people with CIRS receive education and treatment.

This fund is funded by outside donations, an annual music festival and a percentage of sales of Olivia’s new album, Transparent.

Follow her on social media at Olivia Farabaugh/Olivia Farabaugh Official. Visit her website at and download and stream her music on all music platforms.

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