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Singing for a million bucks
Mark Cartwright - photo by Submitted
One Liberty County's own will sing about a nearby river in Atlanta Sunday, hoping to win a spot on "America's Got Talent" and a chance at $1 million.
Mark Cartwright of Midway has been playing the piano since he was 5, and began playing professionally at the age of 13. He has an audition for the national television show.
"My parents, Morris Cartwright and Grace Wheeler, were really big supporters," Cartwright said.
He has played in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi.
He began his songwriting career in 1978. His publishing company, Country Hoss Publishing, publishes his songs as well as others'.
Cartwright will sing one of his own songs, "Ohoopee River Blues," for his audition.
In 1981 and 1982, he sang at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
"America's Got Talent" airs on NBC and will debut its third season this summer. The show features amateur dancers, comedians, singers and other performers. The winner wins $1 million. The show's judges are Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff.
If anyone is interested in booking Mark, or needs help publishing their music, call him at 884-7021 or 271-5868.

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