Young Bluegrass Musician is Self-Driven

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- According to best-selling business author Bernard Marr, a common trait of successful people is a "ferocious drive and hunger for success."

Eleven-year-old Annabelle Watts seems to have that quality.

When she was 7 years old, she found her mother's violin in the basement of their home and told her parents she wanted to learn to play it.

Shortly after, Annabelle began taking fiddle lessons from Randy Lanham, the educational director for the International Bluegrass Music Museum and a founding member of the Lanham Brothers Jamboree at Diamond Lake Resort.

The College View Middle School student recently won first place in the fiddle competition in her age group at the Indiana State Fair.

Annabelle also plays the banjo, guitar and mandolin, and clogs and sings.

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