Lancaster Resident wins semi-finalist spot

LEXINGTON — Lancaster resident Alex Miller won a semi-finalist spot in the Pigeon Forge Path To Fame talent competition on Saturday, March 30. Miller will compete against 11 other performers for the grand championship prize on June 22 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Miller, 15, is one of four semi-finalists selected from 34 Path To Fame contestants at the historic Lyric Theatre in Lexington. A singer/songwriter, he performed “I’m Over You, So Get Over Me,” a song he wrote, to earn his semi-finalist spot.

Path To Fame semi-finalist Alex Miller at Lexington’s historic Lyric Theatre. Photo courtesy of the Pigeon Forge Dept. of Tourism.

Miller began performing 12 years ago and has taken the stage at Renfro Valley, Ross Country Jamboree, and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. His love of traditional country music and the sounds of Hank Williams, Sr., Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens are evident in his vocal delivery.

The Pigeon Forge Path To Fame talent competition grand champion will win a year of monthly consultations with the Nashville-based talent executive who discovered Grammy nominated artist Kelsea Ballerini. Also, the winner will receive a consultation with country artist Carly Pearce. Professional photography and videography session, media training and introductions to other entertainment industry executives complete the grand prize package which includes tools to help the winner advance his/her/their career.

“Lexington drew a wide variety of exceptionally talented performers to our Path To Fame auditions on Saturday,” said Nashville entertainment executive John Alexander. “Alex and the other three finalists certainly established themselves as contenders for the grand prize to be awarded at the June 22 finals in Pigeon Forge.”

Home to a variety of musical productions and dinner shows, Pigeon Forge’s theatre community has helped launch the careers of Pearce, who performed at Dollywood theme park, American Idol alum Janelle Arthur, Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and soap star Eric Martsolf.

The final Path To Fame talent competition auditions are in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, April 13, at WorkPlay.