Lawrence native Sarah Buxton is up for her second, and last, attempt for Top New Female Vocalist with the Academy of Country Music.
Winning this title would enter Buxton into the running for ACM’s Best New Artist award.
Her chance at winning the title lies in the hands of the fans.
“We’re really hoping her hometown comes through for her,” said mother Jane Buxton.
Voting is open through 4 p.m. March 5. Each person gets one vote and must be at least age 13.
Great American Country will announce the winners March 6. The winner from each category will compete for the Best New Artist award at the ACM Awards on April 5.
Fans can vote for one artist in each of three categories — Top New Male Vocalist, Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Group or Duo.
The other two nominees for female vocalist are Julianne Hough and Ashton Shepherd. Last year’s winner was Taylor Swift.
Buxton, a 1998 Lawrence High School graduate, is now a 28-year-old country singer living in Nashville. She is known for writing Keith Urban’s single, “Stupid Boy.” Her debut album, “Almost My Record,” was released in 2007.