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Trout wins Belfry Big Sandy Idol competition

Published on Jan 23, 2017

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Belfry High School on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications. 

Eleven students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol regional competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center.  Payton Trout was crowned the winner, and both Shawnda Smith and Carlie McCoy finished as runner-up.  All will advance to the regional competition and have a chance to earn a spot on the Big Sandy Singers, an album recording and other prizes.  

“The talent at Belfry High School was absolutely amazing,” said Clayton Case, director of fine arts at BSCTC. “Every year, these students raise the bar, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” 

Students at Belfry High School were also treated to a concert by the Big Sandy Singers and Band, an elite group of vocalists and musicians comprised of BSCTC students. 

For more information about Big Sandy Idol or the Big Sandy Singers and Band, contact Clayton Case at (606) 886-7388 or email or Chesi Spriggs at (606) 886-7382 or email