Live music returns to LoneStar Bar in downtown Midland. West Texas Native Ariel Hutchins will be live on stage tonight at LoneStar bar. The opening act will go on at 8 pm tonight followed by Ariel at 10 pm.  Ariel is a West girl who grew up in Abilene.

"When she was eight, family tragedy placed her in the foster care system. The highlight of those years was the gift of a guitar which she received on her eleventh birthday, which she spent every free moment with thereafter, teaching herself to pick and play.

At fourteen, Ariel found a forever family with her custodial guardians Billy and Rebecca and moved to her new home in Cross Plains, Texas. There she often sang the National Anthem at high school sports events and performed acoustically in local venues.

Upon graduation, Ariel formed her own band and began playing honky tonks, bars and festivals throughout the state. The Ariel Hutchins Band has opened for Kevin Fowler, Stoney LaRue and William Clark Green. In addition to opening for the Professional Bull Riding organization and Texas Rangers games singing the National Anthem, Ariel and her band most recently opened for Eli Young Band, Aaron Watson, and Clay Walker.

Ariel received the 2021 Texas Regional Radio Future Faces Award.

Her first single,“Wine Won’t Work” and a single duet with Sundance Head, "Showing Off" both hit number one on Texas Radio. "Wine Won't Work" is the first debut release by a female Texas artist to top the Texas Country Charts at number one. Ariel’s current single “The Cowboy He Will Be”, released in September is rapidly climbing the charts.

Ariel is married to her high school sweetheart, Blake and together they are following their dreams and raising their young family in a small North Texas town.

Ariel is an on-stage advocate for foster children everywhere. Through her music she hopes to encourage those following her to pursue their every aspiration as she has, whether it be for bright lights or white picket fences . . . or both."  Ariel Hutchins



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