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Middle Tennessee woman wins online singing contest and is invited to play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A Dickson woman took a big step closer to achieving her dream when she entered a contest with 80,000 other performers.

DICKSON, Tenn. — It isn’t easy to become a rock and roll star or country music star.

A Dickson woman took a big step closer to achieving her dream when she entered a contest with 80,000 other performers.

For Sarah Faith, the song “Before You” describes her imperfect life until a husband and random contest recently came along, staring young with that guitar.

“If you were to ask the 7-year-old me, yeah, I’d probably say I was singing before I was talking,” said Faith.

But 7-year-old simple life ran into adult real life. No time to dream anymore.

“So, I buried it. I buried it," she said.

Music never left her blood, playing sold-out shows for her Cocker Spaniel Kenzie. She then entered an online contest competing with 80,000 other singers.

Soon after her phone rang.

“They said, 'We just wanted to tell you, you won.’ I was like ‘I won, are you punking me?’ I was in instant tears and didn’t know why,” she said.

The prizes, $10,000 from the Goodyear Company and an invite to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, were all potentially life-changing.

“It’s very validating and it feels like I’m doing the right thing and where I need to be,” said Faith.

This story was originally reported by WSMV in Nashville.