Justin Branum

Justin Branum (middle), of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is presented with the trophy after winning the “fiddle off” at the 54th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention held over the weekend at Athens State University.

Justin Branum, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was named Alabama State Fiddle Champion during the 54th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention. The event took place at Athens State University Saturday night.

Branum won the event in a “fiddle off.” According to the press release received by the News Courier, it pits the top fiddlers from the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions, earning the conventions top prize of $1,200.

Tyler Andal, also a native of Tennessee (Nashville), finished in second place.

The annual convention helps fund student scholarships and Athens State University projects.

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