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October 9, 2012

Kentucky man takes fourth 'Fiddle King' title


Beginning fiddler (10 and under)

• First: Benjamin Lin of Lexington, Ky.

• Second: Christina Danford of Laurel, Miss.

• Third: Annabelle Watts of Philpot, Ky.

• Fourth: Anna Vaughn of Berry

• Fifth: Katrina Wyatt of Birmingham

Guitar — finger picking

• First: Rob Pearcy of Smyrna, Tenn.

• Second: Scooter Muse of Florence

• Third: Ken Hinkle of Madison

• Fourth: Van Burchfield of Nashville, Tenn.

• Fifth: Jerry Miller of Athens

Old-time banjo

• First: Daniel Amick of Pleasantville, Tenn.

• Second: Daniel Rothwell of Smyrna, Tenn.

• Third: Rob Pearcy of Smyrna, Tenn.

• Fourth: Tyler Andal of White House, Tenn.

• Fifth: Van Burchfield of Nashville, Tenn.

Guitar — flat picking

• First: Joel Whittinghill of Bowling Green, Ky.

• Second: Hannah Ward of Columbia, Tenn.

• Third: Kit Bulla of Spring Hill, Tenn.

• Fourth: Rob Pearcy of Smyrna, Tenn.

• Fifth: Matthew Taylor of Maryville, Tenn.

Beginning fiddler (ages 11-15)

• First: Caleb Bryant of Northport

• Second: Andrew Lin of Lexington, Ky.

• Third: Cara DiGiovanni of Greenbrier, Tenn.

• Fourth: Rachel Amick Pleasantville, Tenn.

• Fifth: Lauren Clardy of Flintville, Tenn.

Senior fiddler

• First: Carl Franklin of Hendersonville, Tenn.

• Second: Tom Fonville of Flint, Texas

• Third: Wayne Jerrolds of Savannah, Tenn.

• Fourth: Wayne Carter of Aberdeen, Miss.

• Fifth: Rob Pearcy of Smyrna, Tenn.

Classic old-time fiddler

• First: Chris Gray of Smyrna, Tenn.

• Second: Charlie Hunter of Birmingham

• Third: Christopher Casbarro of Chattanooga, Tenn.

• Fourth: Marcia Denton of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

• Fifth: Evan Kinney of Stone Mountain, Ga.

Bluegrass band

• First: Ward Family Bluegrass of Columbia, Tenn.

• Second: Free Indeed of Decatur

• Third: Lawson’s Ridge of Elkmont

• Fourth: Son!!!!! of Cedar Bluff

• Fifth: Slim Chance Bluegrass Band of Anderson

Junior fiddler

• First: Joel Whittinghill of Bowling Green, Ky.

• Second: Maddie Denton of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

• Third: Tyler Andal of White House, Tenn.

• Fourth: Adam French of Leitchfield, Ky.

• Fifth: Megan Chawning of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Old-time band

• First: Slim Chance Band of Smyrna, Tenn.

• Second: Keg County String Band of Pleasantville, Tenn.

• Third: Lookout Mountain Entertainers of Nashville, Tenn.

• Fourth: Stone Mountain Wobblers of Stone Mountain, Ga.

Buck dancing (15 and under)

• First: Raygan Sellers of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

• Second: Emma Hargrove of Athens

• Third: Cara DiGiovanni of Greenbrier, Tenn.

Buck dancing (16 and over)

• First: Moon Shine

• Second: Jay Bland of Kennesaw, Ga.

• Third: Thomas Maupin of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

• Fourth: Chris Gray of Smyrna, Tenn.


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