Archive for Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lawrence native candidate for top country artist honors

February 25, 2009


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.


kugrad 9 years, 3 months ago

A link to where to vote would be great.....

Jonathan Kealing 9 years, 3 months ago

kugrad- Left side of the page.

Jonathan Kealing Online editor

mom_of_three 9 years, 3 months ago

The headline is misleading, because it says "top country artist," and not "top NEW female artist award." Big difference in the awards

Sharon Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

Would you not have read it otherwise? It's not in caps while categories mentioned in article are. Then again, I'm not that picky. Never met Sarah, met her mom a few times as a child and adult, loved her grandparents, wish her the best.

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

Mom if I read it right, she is in the running for top country artist, but has to win to new female artist first??

vote early, vote often!

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