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NC Ag Star competition finale to be held March 4

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RALEIGH — The Got to Be NC Ag Star singing competition wraps up March 4 when a winner will be chosen at the finale concert at 6 p.m. in the Kerr Scott Building on the State Fairgrounds.

Leading up to the finale, semi-final tryouts were held in Fletcher, Greensboro, Mount Olive and Martin County searching for up-and-coming musical performers, with 15 finalists ages 13 to 22 selected.

Got to Be NC’s first musical ambassador and country singer-songwriter Paige King Johnson will be performing and serving as the emcee for the Ag Star competition. Finalists include Bryant Brixston, 20, of Durham; Chandler James, 21, of Nashville; Grace Lee, 17, of Wake Forest; Hunter Grant, 21, of Mount Olive; Carson Mac, 19, of Trinity; Kaden Thrower, 20, of Cary; Kristen Toole, 22, of Rosman; Laya Nathan, 15, of Cary; Marye Amanda McDaniel, 22, of Greenville; Nolan Reid, 17, of Coats; Olivia Joy, 22, of Charleston; Reese Mayfield, 17, of Raleigh; Scarlet Tantrum, 19, of Carthage; Sophia Cafaro, 17, of Clayton; and Trenice Atkinson, 20, of Greenville.

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The NC Ag Star competition is a collaboration with Johnson. The winner will receive personalized career training from PCG Artist Development of Nashville, a Yamaha guitar, a songwriting session with a professional songwriter and studio recording time, along with opportunities to appear at Got to Be NC events. The winner of the competition will perform at the Mount Olive Ag Fest March 30, opening for country singer Drake White.

 Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance through Event Brite or purchased at the door. Fairgrounds entry is through Gate 9, 4285 Trinity Road, Raleigh, with parking in the lot beside the Scott Building.