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“An up-and-coming country musician with local ties is counting on your vote for the chance to perform in front of a sold-out concert hall with “American Idol” runner-up Lauren Alaina. Wade Trammell, son of Tim Trammell of Centre and Allison Griffith Hilton of Chattanooga, Tenn., has already cleared the first hurdle in the process. Wade, 18, became one of the top-five Backwood Country Artists selected by country music fans in an online poll on country radio station US 101 in Chattanooga. Trammell now potentially has the opportunity of a lifetime. Producers are allowing one additional performer to join the Lauren Alaina concert through another on-line vote. As you might expect, Trammell is excited about the prospect of opening in front of the packed house. “I'm so thankful to everyone who voted for me,” he said. “To be in the top five is an honor in itself. This would be awesome to be a part of something this big. The level of talent that will be on that stage just blows me”

"Local product Wade Trammell aiming for stardom"