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Trussville songwriter wins 10-week competition

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — A Trussville songwriter has won first place in WorkPlay’s Songwriters’ Series.

Jackson Capps won the competition after competing against others for 10 weeks.

Capps said on his Facebook page that it was “such an honor” to be selected for first place.

Jackson Capps
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“Having all my friends and family there tonight made me want to work that much harder,” Capps said on his Facebook page.

Capps, 14, debuted on the Grand Ole Opry on July 20, 2012, going on to perform at Marty Stuart’s concert in Greeneville, Tenn., on March 23, 2013, both of which he received standing ovations from the crowd.

Capps continues to write his own music and collaborate with others in songwriting. He’s currently working with several Nashville songwriters, including Don Goodman, who wrote Blake Shelton’s hit song “Ole Red.” Capps has opened for Gene Watson in 2012 and George Hamilton IV in 2011 at the Hank Williams Festival in Georgiana. He has appeared on “The Shotgun Red Variety Show” in 2012. Capps has also won first place in Trussville’s Got Talent for his performance of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy.”

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