Hosted by Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Path to Fame Talent Competition

Audition for your big break and start your Path to Fame!

Congratulations to Grayson Thurman, grand champion of the Path to Fame Talent Competition 2019. As the grand prize winner, he will receive career development tools and experiences including a consultation with country’s “it” girl Carly Pearce and a 12-month career mentorship with a talent executive. We also want to congratulate Kassey King, Emma Lovett, and Gabriel Winn who advanced to the top four. Thank you to all of the contestants who shared their talents and delivered spectacular performances during the Path to Fame.

Grand Champion
Grayson Thurman
Grayson Thurman
Frankfort, KY
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Runner-Up
Kassey King
Kassey King
Kokomo, IN
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Runner-Up
Emma Lovett
Emma Lovett
Alabaster, AL
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Runner-Up
Gabriel Winn
Gabriel Winn
Tipton, IN
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Other Finals Contestants
Jacob Lafever
Jacob Lafever
Indianapolis, IN
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Emma Murphy
Emma Murphy
Center Point, IN
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Courtney Arnold
Courtney Arnold
Mt. Vernon, KY
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Taylor Hughes
Taylor Hughes
Franklin, TN
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Alex Miller
Alex Miller
Lancaster, KY
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Joshua Wade
Joshua Wade
Jasper, AL
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Joshua Lovejoy
Joshua Lovejoy
Vestania, AL
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Tyler Cagle
Tyler Cagle
Double Springs, AL
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Morgan Taylor
Morgan Taylor
Euharlee, GA
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Madison Crumb
Madison Crumb
Anniston, AL
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Carly Pearce Chart-topping singer/songwriter

Grand Prize

A consultation with country music artist Carly Pearce Dedicated opening performance at a Pigeon Forge theater during a 4-day/3-night return trip for five with lodging and access to dozens of attractions. Four tickets to the performance will be included. Monthly meetings with a talent executive for one year A consultation with industry executives to discuss career development Photography and videography session $250 Pigeon Forge shopping spree during return trip Media training session with public relations professionals

Entry Categories

Individuals and Groups (up to five people)
  • Vocal performance
  • Instrumental performance
  • Comedy/improv performance
  • Specialty act

Please note dancers, acrobats, gymnasts and entertainment acts featuring animals are not eligible, even though we love dancers, acrobats, gymnasts and animals.

Learn more by reviewing our eligibility requirements and need to know information.

Eligibility requirements Need to know information

Auditions

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.*

*Registration will be from 9:30 a.m. - noon local time based on the audition city.
We will audition as many contestants as the allotted time allows on a first-come, first-served basis, but registration does not guarantee an audition. The semi-finalists advancing to Pigeon Forge will be announced at 1:30 p.m. the day of each audition.

INDIANAPOLIS, INMarch 23
The Cabaret, 924 N. Pennsylvania Street Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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LEXINGTON, KYMarch 30
Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508
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BIRMINGHAM, ALApril 13
WorkPlay, 500 23rd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
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