This past weekend, we attended the Bluegrass and Chili Festival in Claremore, OK where we made it into the finals for the Best Country in the City singing competition. This was our first time to attend the festival so we had no idea what to expect. Anticipation.
As it turned out, we dealt with some "mapping direction" troubles as we made our way through Tulsa coming from the Kansas State Fair, which caused us to arrive only an hour before competition time. We managed to change into our dresses and do a little practicing beforehand. Stress.
There were 26 entries, and our drawing number was 20. The singers ranged in all ages, and we were the only duos who performed. We sang an original song (which will be on our new CD when it comes out) called Ballad of A Love Miscast.
We are happy to announce that we WON! Thanks to all of you who were rooting for us. The $500 grand prize is greatly appreciated! Excited!
After the competition, we had a chance to listen to the last concert on the main festival stage, the Sam Bush Band, who happens to be an awesome mandolinist! Unfortunately, we missed another band we really wanted to see, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, who performed the same time as our competition. Great Music!