*Contestants must be between ages 13-22 years old to participate

* For those chosen to participate in the semi-final auditions, you will be allowed 2 guests (parents, family, friends, etc.) to accompany you at the venue during your audition

* For those chosen to participate in the semi-final auditions, auditions will last a maximum of 5 minutes per contestant

* A select number of contestants will be chosen from each of the 4 semi-final auditions to move on to the finale round in Raleigh, NC in March 2023
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Details Of The Contest

  • Competition is open to anyone between the ages of 13-22 years old
  • Finale Competition held in March 2023 in Raleigh, NC
  • Select semi-finalists will receive tailored coaching from ambassador Paige King Johnson & PCG Artist Development from Nashville, Tennessee prior to the finale competition
  • ​Ag Star Talent Search winner will receive a prize package including a professional songwriting session, one (1) song recorded & produced by a top Nashville studio producer, training from industry professionals, exclusive Got to Be NC performance opportunities & more!
  • 4 Semi-Final Competitions:
  • Friday, September 16, 2022 at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, NC
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax, NC
  • ​Friday, November 4, 2022 at Martin Community College in Williamston, NC
  • ​Sunday, November 6, 2022 at University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, NC
“Through Paige’s talent cultivated in North Carolina, we see this partnership as a mechanism for the continued growth of a recently rebranded Got to Be NC program showcasing the traits of hard work and resilience...necessities in many endeavors, but especially true in both agriculture and the music profession,” said Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture. “Farming has and will continue to shape our state and the people who are part of it. This partnership will provide new ways to spotlight our food industry as it serves the world and touches lives daily with our new unified message... it’s more than just Agriculture, IT’S GOT TO BE NC!”

- Steve Troxler, N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture
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