News - posted on December 27, 2015 by

AR 2015 Year In Review

It was another eventful year for Austin Rife.  He played around 20 shows in 2 states at several new venues.  During the year, Rife added Adams Electric to his schedule.  He played for hundreds of people opening up for the likes of the Backstreet Kids and Kix.  He played for Apple Automotive.  He played a few weddings, which was something he never did before.  He also landed a new brewery in Boone, NC: Appalachian Mountain Brewery.  In addition to these new gigs, Rife released his second original album, “Back For More” on hard cover and digital platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.  Rife’s album got played around 900 times on digital streaming platforms.  Teaming up with the Caskey Group, Rife redesigned his website.  Not everything changed though as the bulk of his schedule was played at his hometown venue, the Brookmere Winery.  He actually ended the year by playing his last show of 2015 to a packed house the day after Christmas at the Winery.  Rife reflected on the year saying, “It was another awesome year.  I have so many people to thank that allow this to happen.  My family and friends are my rock.  They do a lot of stuff that goes unnoticed.  The people that come out to see me might call themselves fans, but I call them friends.  It’s an amazing dynamic.  I’m very blessed and can’t wait to see where 2016 takes us.”  What’s next for this budding young country singer and his people?  That question is yet to be unanswered, but one thing’s for sure; the future looks bright for Rife.