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Teen Has Dream Come True

Thousands of people saw Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban perform Saturday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

They also saw a Knott County teen get the chance of a lifetime!

Leslie Strong started playing the guitar about three years ago.

The 16 year old Cordia student likes all different types of music and before this past weekend had only showcased her talent at school and local events.

When country superstar Keith Urban saw Strong and three friends holding up signs asking him to let her play his guitar... He said OK!

“That was a really brave move on his part,” Strong said.

Strong says she thought it was all a dream.

“He just looks at me and he goes can you play guitar, I said yeah and he said well let's get one out here,” Strong said.

Urban even let Leslie pick the song to play.

She chose one she knew off his latest album.

“I just kept looking over at him to make sure it was really happening and then obviously I was thinking do not mess up, whatever you do, just don't mess up,” Strong said.

The video of the unknown teen from eastern Kentucky playing with a country mega-star is now all over websites like YouTube and Strong seems to be enjoying her moment in the spotlight.

Strong says before the concert she'd get nervous before playing in front of just a few people.

“After playing in front of a record crowd at Rupp I shouldn't be nervous about playing in front of anyone now,” Strong said.

Strong says it's possible she might even be on a DVD that was being recorded at the concert.

Strong says she hopes to pursue a career in music in some form.

She's thinking about moving to Nashville after high school and attending Belmont University.


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