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Also a songwriter, Fox Nashville Entertainment Reporter Stacy McCloud asked Kree if we'll get to hear one of her own songs. "I wanna pull out an original at the right time, so stay tuned," she says.
Song choice is something all the contestants think about every second of every day.
"I am gonna try to brand out of country songs and make songs country rather than just sing country songs," says Middle Tennessee contestant Paul Jolley. The Palmersville native says he's loving the judges constructive criticism. Especially anything that comes from Keith Urban.
"Every since I was little I've looked up to him. He's always been my favorite country artist as a guy," says Paul.
Janelle Arthur has been living in Mt. Juliet for the past three years, but she's from the same town as country legend Dolly Parton and even worked at her theme park. Of course we had to ask if she plans on tackling one of Partons songs! "I hope that I make it long enough to sing a Dolly song and I'm excited to do that. That is one thing on my list" she says.
Aside from the autographs, they say that so far the biggest change has been their hectic schedule. "It's been really exciting and go , go , go. Photo shoot, got my hair and make up professionally done and feeling good," says Janelle.
What keeps them going is the outpouring of support. Be iton social media, or just knowing that a community like Music City, has their back!
"You are nobody and a few days later people respect you and that means so much" says Paul.
"I appreciate all the support. I'm feeling the love and I love you back" says Kree.
Wednesday, March 13 2013, 10:24 PM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.