COLORADO CITY – A small town girl is hitting the big stage.
Taylor Kenney, 12, earned the right to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, an event that attracted more than 700,000 people last January.
The girl from Colorado City has had plenty of experience leading up to this opportunity.
“You know, I’ve always really liked singing. Back in third grade, I tried out for the talent show and found out I could sing,” Kenney said.
She then found her big break in Pueblo.
“I sang at Pueblo Has Talent back when I was in fourth grade. I ended up winning it,” the 12-year-old singer said.
Kenney said she was inspired to sing the national anthem because her family is patriotic and her uncle serves in the Navy.
Since the talent show, Kenney has sung the national anthem at baseball games, veteran events, rodeos, and other events.
Kenney has a few more goals she wants to accomplish in her singing career. She wants to be a recording artist and she wants to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl and the National Finals Rodeo.
The Stock Show is scheduled to happen on Jan. 12-27, 2019.