The Paluxy River Bluegrass Association recently held a contest for two scholarships of $250 each for music lessons that were presented to Addison Havens of Erath County and Riley Gilbreath of Crowley.
Havens, 14, lives near Stephenville and is a homeschooler who is a freshman.
Gilbreath, 13, is an 8th grade student at Summer Creek Middle School in Crowley.
Area music stores were contacted by the association to help with the project. The instructors’ were given the guidelines and chose the students from their store that they thought best fit the guidelines.
The nominees attended the third weekend bluegrass jam and show at Oakdale Park in Glen Rose on Nov. 18, and played during the show.
Both Havens and Gilbreath are taking lessons to learn how to play instruments that are used in a bluegrass band.
Addison is learning the guitar at Fiddle Sticks Music Shop in Stephenville. Her instructor is Debbie Bridgewater.
Riley is learning the banjo at Penson String Werks in Arlington. His instructor is Jim Pension.
The two young musicians and all the other contestants will be playing together as a band at the Feb. 17 show and jam in the convention center inside Oakdale Park. The show will start at 6:30 p.m.