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Bumpass resident reviving country music dream

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:04 am

Bumpass resident Christy Pounds loved singing as a teenager, taking the stage frequently during church services to belt out a few tunes. She dreamed one day making a living as a country musician.

It was a dream that was put on the back burner because, as Pounds said, “I had to get a real life!” But many years and two kids later, the dream has resurfaced.

Upon the urging of her sister, Angela, the 29-year-old Pounds recently entered the 2014 Fredericksburg Country Idol Contest, sponsored by 93.3 WFLS. She auditioned on Jan. 25 and was good enough to qualify as a wild card in the competition. She took the stage on Saturday, Feb. 1 and gave a performance she hopes is enough to keep her alive in the contest.

“I loved it!” Pounds said. “It felt good to finally be back up there and doing something that I love to do! It’s something I’ve always enjoyed.”

But to advance, Pounds needs the help of voters. The chance to vote for the wildcard round is available on until Wednesday at midnight. Pounds is fighting it out against four other wild-card competitors in hopes of moving on.

“Please vote,” Pounds said. “This has kind of been a dream of mine!”

If Pounds garners the most votes, she’ll perform again in downtown Fredericksburg on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Inn of the Old Silk Mill. If she wins the entire competition, she’ll take home $1,000 cash and $1,000 worth of studio time.

Though a nurse at Locus Grove Primary School by day, Pounds said that winning could potentially lead to her cutting a CD in the near future.

“This will give me a push to keep on trying!” Pounds said.

Pounds currently lives in Bumpass with her husband, JP, and her two sons, nine-year-old Landon and six-year-old Blake.