Herd Media

Gracey Parnell serves as lead photographer for Herd Media. Gracey is a junior majoring in Journalism with a focus in music and live entertainment. Her other interests include art, reading, and travel. She is always at a concert, whether that be working a show or attending as a fan. Gracey has written for and managed a few small-scale online music publications, the most notable being Welcome Home Magazine. Originally from Arkansas, Gracey now lives in Nashville for school with hopes to officially move here full-time after she graduates.

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Lilli Grace Barden, River and Rail fill The Well with love

    On Feb. 3, River and Rail took the stage as The Well Coffeehouse filled with support from friends and classmates. The night was filled with an abundance of love songs, perfect to kick off Valentine’s season.  Grace Fincher, senior commercial music major, and her husband Alex Fincher make up the folk duo River and Rail. Playing songs that highlighted the couple’s lyricism accompanied by a melancholy acoustic guitar, this show was a showcase of all things River and Rail.  The duo captivated the crowd with original songs ranging from love songs — perfect for Valentine’s day — to songs inspired by nature, family and diving into the mind of oneself. …

  • News

    Lighting of the Green returns to kick off the holiday season

    If you’re new to campus, there’s a special holiday tradition coming that you won’t want to miss. Lighting of the Green is an annual event here at Lipscomb, and it’s returning for its 18th year. Held on campus, Lighting of the Green features different festivities and a concert to share holiday cheer.  Preparation has already began. From building the stage to stringing the lights, campus is almost ready for the special event. Merry Marketplace will take place in McQuiddy Gym starting at 4 p.m. with free pictures with Santa at 4:30 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors who donate a portion of their proceeds to Associated Women for…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Candy, costumes and live music at The Well

    On the night of the 28th, The Well Coffeehouse hosted a Halloween Showcase filled with coffee, candy and a stellar lineup featuring a few of Lipscomb’s own.  From the spooky decor to the fantastic costumes, the room filled with excitement as familiar faces took the stage. Kelle Cates, one of the student performers, says “I always enjoy doing shows near campus… I hope to do more live band shows where students are able to get there easily and have a good time!” People slowly made their way to the coffeeshop as the night went on. Nearing the final few performances, a good-sized crowd had gathered in support of their fellow…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    The music is free, where’s the audience?

    Tuesday night, a small community of Lipscomb students gathered outside the front of Johnson Hall to listen to live music performed by fellow students. The crowd, consisting mainly of friends of the performers, came out to show their support. Scattered along the sidewalk and grass, everyone found a place to sit and gave their full attention to the people performing. Despite advertising efforts through Have You Herd emails and flyers around campus, it seems that not many students were aware of the concert. The show consisted of three performers, each playing a variety of songs from originals to covers. The first performer of the night, junior Courtney Stevens, says “it…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Stepping into indie pop

    Amber Sawyer

    Junior Amber Sawyer drops debut song September 30th Located in the heart of music city, it is not surprising that Lipscomb is home to many talented and aspiring musicians. Amber Sawyer brings the perfect blend of pop influences and catchy lyrics with her debut single, “Goin’ Out of the World.”  “…kinda like you’re in a car, windows rolled down type of song.”  Hailing from Arizona, Amber is a songwriting major at Lipscomb who got her start in music at an early age. From piano lessons to joining a worship band in high school, Amber has always had an ear for music.   “I found Lipscomb through a college fair at my…