CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Growing up as young children, many of us want to become superstars. One Braxton County resident, Kaylee Stout, recently got the opportunity to reach for that dream.
Stout, a 2009 Braxton County High School graduate, has been singing since she was very young, listening and learning from her idols Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert.
"I've been singing since I started talking," said Stout. "Martina McBride has always been my favorite singer. Her voice is so pure.
"Miranda Lambert is another favorite singer of mine. She isn't stick thin, she's a country girl and she isn't afraid to sing what she sings," continued Stout, who has always looked up to strong women in country music.
Stout and her family left Braxton County July 26 to travel to New York City where she auditioned for NBC's reality singing competition, "The Voice."
When she arrived the next day for the audition, Stout said the process proved a very long experience.
"My fellow contestants and I waited in a line that went on for about five blocks. We waited an hour and a half before we got inside," said Stout.