Laura Bell Bundy Surprises Promising Young Singer
Laura Bell Bundy has helped to make a young man's dream come true. The Tony-nominated actress, who is making waves with her first Top 5 country album, 'Achin' and Shakin,' recently stopped by a Nashville, Tenn. high school to tell one lucky senior he was about to get the chance of a lifetime.
Michael Nelson, a country music fan who is planning on attending Xavier University in the fall, found out that he would be performing at the upcoming CMA Music Fest, when Laura visited his school to deliver the news in person. The talented young man came to the attention of CMA execs following a performance at his school's talent show.
"It always amazes me when I see young people with raw talent and passion," Laura says. "Michael may be inspired by country music, but I was inspired by him today. I love being able to see beyond the surface of the fans. It's incredibly humbling and makes me feel blessed."
Clearly shocked, Michael was almost at a loss for words. "This is amazing," he said. "Just completely awesome."
Michael will perform one song on the Sports Zone Stage during the four-day festival, and will also welcome Laura to the stage following his performance. He joins the ranks of some of country music's biggest stars who will be performing, including Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney and many more. The CMA Music Fest will be held in Music City June 10-13. Click here for details.