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Tennessee dairy farmer wins NCBA’s National Anthem Contest

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Stephanie Nash of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, has been selected the winner of the ninth annual National Anthem Contest for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Nash will sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention in Houston during the Opening General Session on February 1, as well as at the Cowboy Comedy Club event on February 3.

Nash grew up in California on her family’s dairy farm and began singing in church. After her family moved the farm to Tennessee, Nash’s music career blossomed with new opportunities in the country music capital of Nashville. Nash continues to work on her family’s farm, pursue her music career, and advocate for agriculture. She developed the YouTube series “The Life of a Farmer” to showcase the farmers and ranchers across the country who work every day year-round to put food on family dinner tables.

Last year, Nash told AGDAILY, ““I really love the advocacy part of agriculture. I think as time has gone by, regulations have changed things, and people’s opinions of farmers have changed. I wanted to raise that awareness back, to how we were 10 years ago when people would come on the farm and you wouldn’t have to worry about videos perceiving a different idea of the farm or people not understanding what you do on a day-to-day basis. I want to show that these are families and this is their livelihood. This is what they love to do, and they cherish every moment, which is kind of why I started this series — just the advocacy of agriculture.” 

As the winner of the National Anthem Singing Contest, Nash will receive roundtrip airfare to Houston, hotel room for three nights, convention registration, a meet-and-greet hosted by Norbrook, plus a pair of boots, jeans, and a shirt from Roper or Stetson. Nash was determined the winner by popular vote that was casted online.

“I’m passionate about agriculture and music, and I love writing songs that connect people with the agriculture community,” said Nash. “Singing at convention gives me the opportunity to combine both interests and share my love with others.”

The annual Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA trade show is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. The 2022 convention is Feb. 1-3, and features meetings and events of NCBA, Cattlemen’s Beef Board, CattleFax, National Cattlemen’s Foundation and American National CattleWomen.

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