This show consists young professionals pursuing a career in music and the Kenucky Opry Cast. The young Stars ages are 8 year old to 18 years old. This Stars Show is packed with Old Country Classics as well as Brand New Country. It also features Gospel, Bluegrass, and Rock and Roll hits from the 50’s and 60’s. The performers are musicians, dancers and singers chosen and coached by the shows producer – Clay Campbell.
Stars of Tomorrow Cast
Maci Brewington is a 11 yr old, seventh grader at Ballard County Middle School. Maci loves singing and playing the guitar and is an amazing song writer! Maci is Clay & Barbie Campbell’s grand daughter. Maci was the winner in the 4 -H contest and competed at the Kentucky State Fair last year. She is the daughter of Mike & Jill Brewington of La Center, KY.
Darby Asher is the 15 yr. old daughter of David and Anissa Asher. She lives in Uniontown, KY and will be a sophomore at Union County High School. Darby has been competing at the Kentucky Opry for over 6 years. She was the 2012 beginner division winner and the 2017 junior division winner. She was also recently selected to be a part of the worship team at her church, in which she sings every Sunday. She loves to sing and play her guitar, music is something she is truly passionate about.
Kate Ward, age 14, is a ninth grade home-schooled student who enjoys violin, piano, dance, and reading. Kate especially delights in playing at the Kentucky Opry! Kate began her violin training at the age of eight and has recently completed five years of instruction with her teacher Clay Campbell. She is a member of the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra Fiddlers Philharmonic where she served as concertmaster for the 2015-2016 season. She has been privileged to win several awards for her fiddle playing. Kate won first place in the Instrumental Division of the 2015 Kentucky Opry Talent Search and has won awards at several fiddle contests including Fiddlers’ Jamboree (Holladay, TN), Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree (Smithville, TN), Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship (Leitchfield, KY), Mid-America Fiddlers Championship (Branson, MO), Laura Ingalls Wilder Fiddle Off (Mansfield, MO), Grand Master Fiddle Championship (Nashville, TN), and Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention (Athens, AL). Kate is the daughter of Michael D. and Janet Yates Ward of Kuttawa.
Mason Ramsey is 10 yrs old from Golconda,IL. We just call him Little Hank because he loves to sing Hank Williams Senior Songs. He is a true entertainer and is learning to yodel and play guitar. Mason lives with his grandparents in Golconda Il and is in the 6th grade.
Candice Gunn is 7 years old and loves to YODEL! She enjoys singing at the KY Opry, playing guitar, piano, soccer, and swimming. Candice is also a yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do! She has been a student of Mr. Clay since February 2016 and has been learning to play guitar, read music, and hit some really high notes! Candice is the daughter of Chris and Melissa Gunn of Benton, KY.
Cutter Singleton – Age 10, is a sixth grader at Crittenden County Elementary School who enjoys banjo, guitar, dobro, history, and fishing. Cutter relishes in visiting the local nursing homes and sharing his talent with the elderly. He began playing banjo at the age of six and now performs regularly with his brother, Cash and two bluegrass bands: Jack Martin and Good Company and Justamere Bluegrass Band. Cutter has competed in three talent competitions thus far, which have resulted in four awards: 1st Place Overall 2016 Pennington Folk Festival, 1st Place 2016 Instrumental Division at the Kentucky Opry Talent Search, 2016 People’s Choice Award at the Kentucky Opry Talent Search, and 2nd Place Overall 2015 Pennington Folk Festival. He most recently attended Bluegrass Boot Camp at Bill Monroe’s 50th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival where he performed on the world famous Bean Blossom stage. Cutter’s favorite musician is Earl Scruggs. Cutter aspires to meet Marty Stuart to discuss life on the road with Lester Flatt and someday play on the Grand Ole Opry. Cutter is the older brother of Cash Singleton and the son of Jason and Shelley Singleton of Marion, KY.
Cash Singleton – age 7, is a 3rd grader at Crittenden County Elementary School who enjoys singing, guitar, football, basketball, and collecting rocks. Cash’s favorite place to perform is in front of his classmates at his school where he prefers to sing bluegrass and classic country songs. Cash began playing guitar at the age of 5; but his love for singing began to show at age 3 when he would constantly sing around his home and all through the aisles of the local grocery store. His first performance on stage was an unrehearsed, spur of the moment event at the Fohs Hall BBQ Benefit in the Fall of 2015. Cash has competed in only one talent competition thus far and it earned him a spot in the Top 5 in the Beginner’s Division at the 2016 Kentucky Opry Talent Search. His most recent performance was much like his first, with no practice whatsoever, but this time on a much bigger stage for a much bigger audience; he appeared behind the mic between performances at Bill Monroe’s 50th Annual Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival and belted out ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ to which the crowd went wild. Cash’s favorite musicians are Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt. Cash wants to be a geologist when he grows up. Cash is the younger brother of Cutter Singleton and the son of Jason and Shelley Singleton of Marion, KY.
Kadence Monroe – started singing at the the age of three on the Ky. Opry Stage! She loves the stage and has made numerous friends at the Opry. She has been playing violin for three years under the instruction of My. Clay Campbell. She also loves clogging and playing the guitar as well as singing! She advanced to the finals in the Beginner, Instrumental, and Miscellaneous category at the 2016 Ky. Opry Talent Show. She participated in a workshop with Mark O’Connor and is also a member of the Paducah Symphony Fiddlers Philharmonic. Kadence is the 12 year old granddaughter of Barry and Dee Dee Guthrie.
Ellie Hack – Ellie Hack is 9 years old and lives in Benton, KY. Her parents are Adam and Ashley Hack and she has a older sister Emma and a younger sister Bella. She has been singing since she was 5 and taking violin and clogging lessons since she was 6. Ellie is going into 3rd grade at South Marshall Elementary School and attends church at Hardin Church of Christ. Her favorite thing to do is go on vacations with her family and friends to Disney and Dollywood!