Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

April 3, 2014

Getting back on the ‘Road to Fame’

ASHLAND — Hundreds of aspiring local musicians are expected to take their place in line for an audition to qualify for a shot at becoming the next big star in the Country Music Highway “Road to Fame” talent competition.

“The ‘Road to Fame’ talent search is looking 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,” according to a statement by organizers.

During auditions, judges will choose 80 contestants to continue the journey and advance to one of four qualification rounds to be judged by a panel of independent music industry experts on May 17, 18 and 31 and June 1.

Auditions will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fannin Motors, 7405 U.S. 60, Summit; 2 p.m. Sunday at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, 75 Theatre Court, Prestonsburg; 11 a.m. April 12 at New Hilton Garden Inn, 831 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville; and 3 p.m. April 13 at Hampton Inn, 70 Morton Blvd., Hazard.

“We are excited to kick off another year with the 2014 ‘Road to Fame’ competition. It’s great to see the advancement and achievements of some of the former contestants. This year we will be kicking off PCG workshops to better prepare our RTF finalists. East Kentucky is a hotbed of extreme talent and we are glad to play a role in helping artists work toward their goals and dreams,” said Bernard Porter, president of PCG Nashville.

The winner will receive a grand-prize package, and the top 10 finalists will act as ambassadors representing the Country Music Highway at various events throughout the year to help promote the 2014 talent search.

For more information, visit cmhroadtofame.com or the CMHRoadToFame Facebook page, or call Terry Trimble at (606) 886-2374 or email him at terry.trimble@bigsandy.org.

TIM PRESTON can be reached at tpreston@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2651.

Text Only
Local News
  • Condemned Kentucky inmate seeks new trial

    A death row inmate from eastern Kentucky has asked a federal judge to throw out is conviction and sentence, saying a judge erred in accepting his guilty plea.

    July 24, 2014

  • Town stuck with school after court order

    A southwestern Kentucky community is stuck with an unused school at the moment after a judge issued an order stopping its sale for the moment.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lexington school finds crude bottle bombs on campus

    A bottle bomb exploded at a Lexington school, chasing band members inside and bringing police to the scene.

    July 24, 2014

  • News in brief, 07/24/14

    A Fleming County man was arrested on sex charges Tuesday by the Kentucky State Police.

    July 23, 2014

  • Boyd/Greenup backpack program turns 10

    For 10 years, the Ashland Alliance Young Professionals Association has been helping children start their school year off right.

    July 23, 2014

  • Area water plants recognized

    Water treatment plants across the state were recognized for consistently producing drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality standards, including the Rattlesnake Ridge Water District in Olive Hill and six others.

    July 23, 2014

  • City gives wastewater treatment plant operations to Greenup agency

    During joint special meetings of the Greenup Joint Sewer Agency and the Wurtland city commission on Tuesday, Wurtland agreed to hand over operations of its wastewater treatment plant to the agency.
    Pending the signing and approval of certain legal documents, plant operations will officially be under the GJSA on Aug. 1.

    July 23, 2014

  • Edelen studies fiscal health of rural hospitals

    On the fourth stop of his listening tour to address the fiscal health of rural hospitals, Adam Edelen said the crowd in Morehead was the largest he has seen yet.
    The big attendance attests to how seriously the region regards the issue of sustainability of local hospitals, he said.

    July 23, 2014

  • Putnam renovations ‘coming together’ as football season approaches

    Locker rooms are beginning to take shape at Putnam Stadium as rebuilding of the venerable arena nears completion.
    Workers are readying concrete forms on the home side and grading the site on the visitors’ side and soon will erect the structures, the goal to have them ready to use for the first home game of the 2014 season Aug. 22.

    July 23, 2014

  • Huntington man wanted for armed robbery

    The Ashland Police Department is searching for an 18-year-old Huntington man who was involved in an armed robbery last month.

    July 23, 2014