Making It In Nashville - Mika Combs - Part 2

By: Steve Hensley Email
By: Steve Hensley Email

After disappointing ratings, "Nashville" a show about aspiring country singers on Fox was pulled after only two episodes.

One of those singers was Perry County native Mika Combs who didn't let the show's cancellation stop her from trying to make it in the music city.

Nashville, Tennessee is where country music stars are born and also where many dreams die.

The dream is still alive for Mika Combs, who left her home near Hazard to be part of a reality show on Fox that followed young country singers.

Despite the show being cancelled, Mika isn't giving up.

“I'm blessed just to have the opportunity to be here doing what I love and I know that any second it could be taken away so I just got to give it my all while I can,” Combs said.

“It's a very small chance that something huge will happen but at least I can wake up satisfied knowing that I tried,” Combs said.

Mika lives by herself in a small apartment, where she spends most days playing her guitar and writing songs.

She's working on a deal with a record company, but says it's a slow process.

Mika says she just wants to make everyone at home proud and hopefully one day hear her songs on the radio.

“I just want to prove those people wrong that think that we can't do something because we're from Hazard, Kentucky or eastern Kentucky or the mountains,” Combs said.

So what does Mika want to be doing a few years down the road?

“I just hope to be on stage somewhere, singing my songs,” Combs said.

Mika says it's possible the Fox show "Nashville" could return on a cable network.

Some scenes with Mika that didn't air include a segment with Halfway to Hazard, a country duo we also featured on mountain news.

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