Samantha Landrum, of Laurel, performed today at Meridian's Cracker Barrel and its Pickin' on the Porch event.
Landrum is one of several artists currently being promoted by Teddy Gentry of the group Alabama.
Landrum sang and signed autographs. She says she's having a lot of fun, getting to know people and singing all over the south.
"I've been doing this since I was four and it really just feels like home to me, you know," Landrum said. "It's kind of surreal because it has been a lifelong dream. And it's actually happening. My dream is becoming reality. And so it's really awesome and a blessing."
Landrum is taking part in the Best New Nashville Contest and has a song on the Best New Nashville CD, being sold at Cracker Barrel stores. To see more information about the contest and to vote for your favorite, click the link below.