Road to Fame semifinals hit the MAC stage Friday
by Jack Latta
PRESTONSBURG — Contestants in the County Music Highway: Road to Fame competition take to the stage again this weekend at the Mountain Arts Center in the semi-finals of the contest.
The Road to Fame contest raps up its semi-finals at the MAC beginning at 7:30 p.m. this Friday. The competition has featured singers from around the region all along US 23; “the Country Music Highway.”
The competition features the Top 10 contestants from the MAC auditions, including Brennan Case, Susan Scott, Manda Leigh, Kayla Holbrook, Shelly Young, Jerica Blair, Henry Johnson, Holly Thompson, Ashley Taylor and the duet “JoLeigh,” composed of Mikey Jo Pack Hall and Teddi Leigh Frasure.
The contest has been judged by one of the event’s organizers Bernard Porter, as well as Mike Harris and Molly Smith.
Finals will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the Mountain Arts Center.
The grand prize winner of the competition will receive a scholarship to participate in a course of career development and coaching under the direction of PCG Nashville, valued at $25,000. He or she may also receive career-related benefits. Each runner-up will receive an acoustic guitar and a certificate of achievement. Other prizes and gifts may be provided by participating sponsors.
Winners may also be featured on the nationally syndicated Crook & Chase TV show, appear on a professionally produced and recorded CD and make personal appearances throughout the region.
An added benefit of the contest is the creation of the Country Music Highway Road to Fame Arts Education Fund, a nonprofit organization formed in conjunction with the Road to Fame. The intention of the fund is to provide financial and educational support to music and arts programs in area schools. The fund will be administrated via the Bluegrass Community Foundation.
More information about the Country Music Highway Road to Fame competition can be found at www.cmhroadtofame.com
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