A Glasgow man is making his way to country music stardom.
CMT is having an online talent search for un-signed artists. The musicians must use their own original music. CMT said they’ve received more than 600 entries for the Music City Madness but have narrowed them down to 64 finalists.
This is how it all started...
“You can say there’s not one like it,” said Kevin Smith of Glasgow.
Smith and his two-toned, dented truck are trying to make it big in Nashville.
“It’s banged up a lot and started writing the song about it. I was like if beat up trucks were in style I’d drive all the girls wild,” Smith sang and Kevin said the song took off from there.
The music video was made with a digital camera in Nashville. Kevin said he and his band originally made the video for fun and didn’t expect to make it this far in the contest.
“‘Let’s just go outside and film it on the street in front of your truck’ ... we started doing that ... ‘let’s take it downtown’ ... we went to a warehouse. It was kind of accidental. We just kept progressing through the days,” Smith said but now Kevin said he’s ready for him and his truck to make it all the way and so are his friends and family.
“I’m blessed,” Smith said.
“He’s something else. He’s gonna do something one day too,” said band member, Trevor George.
And when he does, “We’re going to auction his truck off to the Country Music Hall of Fame,” a friend of Smith's said.
If you’d like to see the participants’ videos or vote for Kevin, log on to www.madness.cmt.com. The voting ends February 27 and there will be 32 contenders chosen. As they are voted off, new brackets will be posted every week until the winner is announced April 3.
The winner will get a paid trip to CMT’s Nashville studio, to record an episode of Studio 330 Sessions.