PRESTONSBURG – A local Prestonsburg man was afforded an opportunity to sing on a national telecast recently.
Troy Burchett, of Prestonsburg, was asked to appear on stage with the national TV show “Virginia Dreams” in Harrisonburg, Va., on a regular show that will appear on Rural Farm Development TV on December 5.
Troy says he first became interested in music when he attended Big Sandy Community and Technical College. “I was just blessed to be a part of the Big Sandy Singers with Tim Cooley, Laura Ford Hall, and Clayton case,” says Burchett. “They taught me the love of music and performing.”
Following graduation Troy says he continued to work in music writing and performing songs. One of his songs that he penned, “The Spirit Survives,” was about the impact of his father’s passing. Troy says his fathers struggle and eventual death from Cancer is one of the things that has motivated him. “It definitely changed my outlook on life,” said Burchett. “It made me realize how important and precious life is.”
Troy has performed several times in the region, including the US 23 Road to Fame competition. He says he hopes to continue working in music for as long as he is able, and use his talent to raise awareness about Cancer.
“My goal is to inspire others to reach for their dreams.”
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