Good For You: Windsor resident takes the stage at the Stampede
July 17, 2012
Windsor resident Cameron Mills was chosen to compete in the Big Country's got talent contest at the Stampede in Greeley on June 25.
Cameron, the son of Pamela and Doug Mills of Windsor, played his guitar and sang three songs on the Big Country 97.9 Entertainment stage at Island Grove Park.
Cameron, 17, who will be a senior at Windsor High School, competed in one of the five preliminary contests and came in fourth in his preliminary round.
Three performers were selected from each preliminary night to advance to the Big Country's Got Talent Finals on July 2 with the opportunity to compete for the chance to open for Travis Tritt at the Thunder Mountain Amphitheater on Aug. 18.
The judging included an appearance category (up to 15 points), the crowd reaction category (up to 35 points) and the talent category (up to 50 points). There was also an opportunity for fans to help a participant earn extra points by texting and using Facebook to show their support.
It was the first time that Cameron sang on a stage like the one in Greeley.
"He and one other guy were the only ones that played instruments," said Cameron's mother, Pamela. "Everyone else had music. There were some amazing young people. What a wonderful platform for upcoming artists to have in this area."
Cameron sang three songs: Toes in the sand, Highway 20 ride (both from Zac Brown) and Working man (Alan Jackson).
Cameron's musical talents go way back to when he started singing in the fourth-grade Peak Singers choir at Mountain View Elementary School with music teacher Joyce Dechant.
Cameron also loves bass fishing and has been playing the guitar for nine years and takes lessons off and on from Jill Brzezicki at the First United Methodist Church in Windsor. Cameron is in the WHS choir, Wizardry and participates in the talent show every year.
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