….and the winner is Aaron Burdett

Our State Magazine announces winner of song contest

10/16/12)  For the past couple of months WRGC has been following the story about the song competition being sponsored by Our State Magazine.  It was published today (Tuesday) that Aarron Burdett from Saluda has won the competition with his song entitled “Going Home to Carolina.”  Burdett is a frequent performer in the Asheville music scene having collaborated on albums with members of  Big Daddy Love, Accoustic Syndicate, Free Planet Radio, and Snake Oil Medicine Show. “As judges we had a great opportunity  to hear some passoniate songs about North Carolina,” said Rhiannon Gibbons, lead singer for the Carolina Chocolate Drops, “Aaron did a wonderful job capturing the strong connection that I think we feel about this state.”‘Burdett will receive the $500.00 prize, professional production of the song in a studio and the opportunity to perform the song at various events and festivals across the state.  To learn more about Burdett and to listen to a live version of the song visit ourstate.com/songwriting.