Born to love country
A family and a young rising music star share their passion for country music
Brenda Moore’s children are born to be country music fans.
Brenda was pregnant when she attended both the 2014 and 2016 Cavendish Beach Music Festivals (CBMF).
She’s also five months pregnant this year.
The Shubenacadie, N.S., family loves their country music and watches Country Music Television all the time at home.
Carl said he likes the storytelling aspect of the genre.
“Its easy to listen to,” said Carl, who has attended all nine CBMFs.
“It makes you feel good and you can relate to it.”
Their children, Parker, 2, and Frankie, 1, have also shown an interest. Parker loves Kip Moore and Frankie is a fan of Old Dominion.
“They love country music as much as we do,” said Brenda. “They never stop dancing and singing.”
Carl said the family enjoys the atmosphere, people and music at the popular Cavendish festival.
“It’s something we can do as a family. They like the music so we bring them along,” said Carl. “I wouldn’t take them to a rock concert. Country music is a lot more laid back and family friendly.”
Another longtime country music lover is 16-year-old Makayla Lynn of Elmsdale, N.S., who has been performing at the festival since she was nine.
“It’s always been the kind of music I’ve grown up around and so it was kind of in my blood without me even knowing it.”
Lynn was the opening act on Saturday for Kip Moore. This was her second time performing on the main stage.
“They have been really good to me and just sticking me on their stages.”
Lynn said she loves getting up in front of the huge crowd.
“Every time I step onto a stage like that it feels a little bit more like home.”
She attends the festival as both a musician and a fan. The Guardian caught up with her as she sat and listened to some performances Sunday afternoon.
She enjoyed watching Brandy Clark on Friday and was looking forward to seeing Jessica Mitchell and the Zac Brown Band, who were performing Sunday evening.
Lynn said she is working towards being a full-time musician.
She says performing at the festival has opened some doors for her and introduced her to a lot of people who have helped her in other places.
“It’s kind of the first festival that really ever took a chance on me.”
Lynn released a new record a few months ago called “On a Dare and a Prayer.” It is available on iTunes and her website www.makaylalynn.com.
Brenda and Carl Moore with their two children, Frankie, 1, and Parker, 2.5, on Sunday at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. Brenda, who is five months pregnant, was also pregnant with Frankie and Parker in previous years at the festival.