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Absolutely Alabama: Weogufka Songwriters Festival


COOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- As shows like "American Idol," and many others have proved, you never know where or when the next big talent is going to be discovered. So off to Weogufka, Alabama, we went for their songwriters festival. As Fred Hunter found out, it's where budding stars or just six-string dreamers come, hoping their unique talent will be the next big thing. It's also Absolutely Alabama!

Fred caught up with Troy Jones, the man who penned the songs "People are Crazy," "Shift Work" and "Pretty Good at Drinking Beer." Jones also wrote two songs featured in the film "Country Strong," starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.

Fred said, "Since Troy, who lives in Sylacauga, keeps pretty busy writing songs for all those Kenny Chesneys and Billy Curringtons and movie music for the occasional Tim McGraw, he barely has time for hanging out with Garth and Tricia. But he manages. So I volunteered to help him write a song or two. Glad to help, Troy."

To learn more about the Southeastern Songwriters Festival at Weogufka, or other upcoming festivals there, visit the Weogufka Center's website www.weogufkacenter.com or e-mail them at weogufkacenter@weogufkacenter.com.

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