Talking With a Child Star This interview is with a 16-year-old female country vocalist. She has been performing since the age of 11. This past summer she won MTV ’ s Sink or Swim Talent show making her 1st national television debut. She has opened for several well known bands to sold out crowds, ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2002
Talking With a Child Star
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  • Bari Hoffman-Ruddy
    Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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Article   |   July 01, 2002
Talking With a Child Star
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2002, Vol. 12, 24-25. doi:10.1044/vvd12.2.24
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2002, Vol. 12, 24-25. doi:10.1044/vvd12.2.24
This interview is with a 16-year-old female country vocalist. She has been performing since the age of 11. This past summer she won MTV ’ s Sink or Swim Talent show making her 1st national television debut. She has opened for several well known bands to sold out crowds, sang the national anthem at national sporting events, and recently sang on the Grand ol Oprey. She has been named “ Entertainer of the Year ” and won 1st Place for “ Female Vocalist of the Year age, 13–16 category. ” After recently overcoming voice difficultly that put a halt to her performances and singing career, she was happy to share her experiences as part of this issue dedicated to the child performance voice.
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