Sydney Hutchko / Press

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"...Easy, breezy, beautiful? Absolutely! Sydney Hutchko is also delightful, down to earth and dynamic. She’s lovely and likeable. She’s soulful and sweet, charitable, charming and cheerful.... Sydney not only started the party but also sustained it. Coinciding with her consistent spirit was her congruous singing. She started the show with a cover of “Gunpowder and Lead” by Miranda Lambert and also did “Down” and “Famous in a Small Town” by her fellow country companion. Other covers included Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name,” “Flat on the Floor,” and a duet with Wheeling wonder Matt VanFossen of “I Told You So.” She also saluted Sugarland , Shania Twain, Reba McEntyre, the Judds and even Elvis, but it was her brilliant original song “These Old Boots” that bridged the gap from former cover girl to future famous figure....Sydney has the kind of talent that takes over a room..."

"...At only age 12, Sydney Hutchko began to write her own songs. Now a vocal powerhouse, Sydney has worked with major country stars and has even released her own single. Proudly representing her Pittsburgh roots, Sydney now lives in Nashville where she is continuously growing in the country music scene. In the midst of shows and travels, we were able to catch Sydney for an exclusive interview on her life as a musical starlet and country voice of the moment!..."

"... The girl from Franklin Park was on her way to a career in country singing. Of course, there are other flavors to her music because she has been been influenced by her mother’s passion for Motown, Frank Sinatra and the Beatles. If events play out as Ms. Hutchko hopes, a much, much wider audience will hear some of it later this winter. Season 14 of Fox’s venerable reality hit “American Idol” debuted this week. The auditions from Nashville, Tenn., where Ms. Hutchko now lives, were featured on the two-night broadcast. Although she wasn’t one of the highlighted auditions, Fox confirmed she did earn a ticket to the next round in Hollywood. Singing Bonnie Raitt’s “Angel From Montgomery,” she impressed the judges — Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. It was a big improvement over the other time she auditioned for “American Idol,” as a North Allegheny High student at age 16...."

“Solo artist Sydney Hutchko, 22, of Franklin Park, is fulfilling her life’s dream of singing, songwriting and performing. “It is the only thing I ever wanted to do,” Hutchko said. These days, she is spending her time traveling back and forth between Nashville, where she currently resides and her hometown of Pittsburgh to dazzle audiences with her captivating voice. This past May, Hutchko graduated from Belmont University in Nashville with a degree in Music Business. In June, she took center stage with country artist Linda Davis during the Country Music Association (CMA) Fan Fair Week held in Nashville. Davis has received her own accolades, as she earned a gold record with Reba McIntyre. Additionally, she is also the mother of Hilary Scott of Lady Antebellum.”