Skylar Laine charting her future - - Jackson, MS

Skylar Laine charting her future

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Eighteen-year-old Skylar Laine of Brandon, who finished in the top five on American Idol earlier this year, has been in Nashville meeting with music writers and other contacts in the country music field trying to use her singing talent to make money.

Skylar uses her middle name as her stage name. Her mother and father are Ed and Mary Harden of Brandon. Her mother manages the Beatty Street Grocery in Jackson, a fast food establishment on Beatty Street.

Skylar introduced super star Carrie Underwood on Country Music Television Wednesday night.

Skylar will be touring the country this summer with the other top ten finishers on American Idol and won't have many chances to get home.

Skylar's mother is back at work at the Beatty Street Grocery.

She says when Skylar finished in the top ten on American Idol, she hit the jackpot. She still believes that even though Skylar was eliminated from the top five.

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