WANT TO GO?
WHERE: St. Albans Roadside Park, along U.S. Route 60
WHEN: 10 p.m. Saturday
INFO: 304-421-5706 or www.saintalbansriverfest.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Singer/songwriter Lyndsey Highlander is doing everything she can to become the next country music sensation. The 24-year-old Virginia native is rooted in Nashville, recording music and getting herself on shows with big name country stars like Travis Tritt and Big & Rich.
At 10 p.m. Saturday night, after the fireworks, Highlander will close out the day at St. Alban's Riverfest. She'll be bringing a full band with her, along with a box full of advance copies of her new album, which she hopes to sell to some new fans.
There's no doubt Highlander is ambitious. The gazz spoke to her about growing up in country music and her single-minded drive to make it big.
Q:How did you get started in country music?
A:"It's kind of funny. When people want to come to Nashville, it's a huge dream. You have to be ready to sacrifice your whole life for it.
"At age 13, I started coming back and forth to Nashville and writing with people. I recorded an album at 13. Obviously, I've learned a lot since then, but it was a good way for me to get my feet wet."
Q: Isn't that kind of young?