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COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY “ROAD TO FAME” COMPETITION NAMES TOP 20 CONTESTANTS FROM EACH AUDITION LOCATIONS

COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY “ROAD TO FAME” COMPETITION
NAMES TOP 20 CONTESTANTS FROM EACH AUDITION
LOCATIONS FOR QUALIFICATION ROUNDS ALSO ANNOUNCED

Tom T. Hall “The Storyteller” Invites Grand Prize Winner to His Private Farm

PAINTSVILLE, KY – (March 22, 2012) – Over the weekend, hundreds of contestants showcased their talent for Nashville, TN Music Row executives during the opening Country Music Highway "Road to Fame” auditions in Eastern Kentucky. The ‘Road to Fame’ competition is searching for the next potential star to come from Kentucky’s famed Country Music Highway, an area with a vast musical heritage and home to many country stars for decades. ‘Road to Fame’ judges have chosen eighty talented contestants to continue their journey and compete in one of three qualification rounds to be held April 12 – April 28 (See below for more information).

Legendary songwriter, and eastern Kentucky native, Tom T. Hall continues support for the ‘Road to Fame’ competition by announcing the grand prize winner will be invited to write and record an original song in Hall’s private studio on his farm south of Nashville, TN. The grand prize winner will also receive a scholarship to participate in a course of career development and coaching under the direction of PCG Nashville valued at $25,000. In addition the winner will act as an ambassador representing the Country Music Highway at various events throughout the year and will help promote the 2013 ‘Road to Fame’ competition. For more information on the
competition, please visit www.cmhroadtofame.com .

“The talent found in Eastern Kentucky has been clearly shown over the last four days of opening auditions,” said Bernard Porter, ‘Road to Fame’ Judge. “We had to make some tough decisions, but feel we have chosen the contestants most qualified to continue in the competition.”
















Thursday, April 12, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Expo Center

126 Main Street

Pikeville, KY 41501

Saturday, April 14, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Mountain Arts Center

50 Hal Rogers Drive

Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Thursday, April 19, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Paramount Arts Center

1300 Winchester Avenue

Ashland, KY 41101

Saturday, April 28

7:30 p.m.

SIPP Theater

336 Main Street,

Paintsville, KY41240


**Tickets: Advance - $12.50, Door - $15.00
** Tickets sold at the respective venue except SIPP
**SIPP tickets sold: INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

Contestants moving forward to the Qualification Rounds:














March 15

Pikeville, KY

Expo Center

March 16 Prestonsburg, KY

Mountain Arts Center

March 17

Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center

March 18

Paintsville, KY

SIPP Theater

- Logan Hall

- Jessica Bush

- Haley Sullivan

- Abigail Epling

- Christy Thomas

- Jordan Gibson

- Cory Harris

- Haleigh Johnson

- Kelly Lester

- Taylyn Combs

- Jeremy Dempsey

- Jared Ferguson

- Megan Adkins

- Lexie Bell

- Megan Bragg

- (Duet)

Eden Wyatt & Bethany Smallwood

- Morgan Williamson

- Ashley Fleming

- Cody Compton

- Caitlyn Puckett

- Abigail Stanley

- Amanda Sizemore

- Johnna Dobson

- Henry Johnson

- Chelsea Spicer

- Angela Vinson

- Ashley Taylor

- Shelly Young

- Eric Boggs

- Mason Scott

- (JoLeigh)

Mikey Jo Pack Hall and Teddi Leigh Frasure

- Holly Thompson

- Susan Scott

- Rebecca Williamson

- Amanda Robertson

- Katie Cook

- Erica Johnson

- Brennen Case

- Jerica Blair

- Kayla Holbrook

- Morgan McGlone

- Emily Jamison

- Shelby Lore

- Kyle Fields

- Aaron Snider

- JB(John Beatson)

- Kiley Henderson

- Bronson Bush

- Ciara James

- Dustin Burchett

- Wakita Young

- Whitney Barnett

- Ryan Biederman

- Caroline Clay

- Haley Clay

- Devin Hale

- Samantha Fisher

- Matthew Anderson

- Ben Childers

- Savannah Peterman

- Ayngelea Nicole Griffith

- Jason Goble

- Chesi Leandra Spriggs

- DeLaney Wireman

- Whitley Mullins

- Selena Daniels

- Brittany Parker

- Kendra Hall

- Sarah McCoart

- Taylor Moore

- Lanah Gibson

- JoAnna Lewis Oldfield

- Rachel Hannah

- Clarke Sexton

- Taylor Geise

- Maranda Finney

- Noel Combs

- Chelsea A. Fields

- Bethany Daryl Runyon

-Denise Boyd


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